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Below is a listing of funding opportunities that may be applicable for the LifeSkills Training program.  Please click on each title for detailed information on each funding opportunity.
New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Youth Development Program

The Madison County Youth Bureau is now accepting funding proposals from community-based non-profit organizations, public agencies and Madison County municipalities to provide services to the youth of Madison County during 2018 utilizing New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Youth Development Program funds. Eligible programs must provide community-level services designed to promote positive youth development and respond to locally identified youth needs in Madison County.

These funds are available on a competitive basis and must be used for the delivery of services between January 1st and December 31st, 2018. Eligible programs must be outcome based and provide quantifiable and verifiable indicators by which program performance will be measured. All programs seeking funding must track at least one of the OCFS outcome measures for each service, opportunity and support that your program is addressing. This is in addition to any other outcome measures that programs may be tracking to reflect what youth will gain from participating in the program.

Any agency interested in scheduling an information and technical assistance session can contact the Youth Bureau Director, Tina Louis at (315) 366-2574 or tina.louis@madisoncounty.ny.gov.

Proposals for this funding must be submitted to the Madison County Youth Bureau by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 to be considered for funding.  No proposals received after this date will be considered.

Application deadline is 1/24/18
21st Century Community Learning Centers Elementary/Middle Schools

Eligible Applicants: institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies

Required Eligibility Criteria: Public or private entities are eligible to apply for 21st CCLC funds (20 United States Code §7173[a][3]) provided that they propose to serve Title I schools that have schoolwide programs, or a Title I school with at least 40 percent of the students eligible for Free or Reduced Price Meals and the school is 1) either in Program Improvement, or 2) been determined by the local educational agency to be in need of intervention and support, and all programs must serve the families of students at these schools.

Funding Description: The purpose of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Elementary/Middle Schools program is to support the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers educational services to the families of participating children. Programs must operate during every regular school day and may operate during summer, weekends, intercession, or vacation periods (California Education Code [EC] Section 8484.7).

Application deadline is 1/26/18
21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens

Funder: CA Dept of Education Funding

Eligible Applicants: institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies

Required Eligibility Criteria: Public or private entities are eligible to apply for 21st Century Community Learning Centers funds (20 United States Code §7173[a][3]) provided that they propose to serve Title I schools that have schoolwide programs, or a Title I school with at least 40 percent of the students eligible for Free or Reduced Price Meals and the school is 1) either in Program Improvement, or 2) been determined by the local educational agency to be in need of intervention and support, and all programs must serve the families of students at these schools.

Funding Description: The purpose of the 21st Century High School ASSETs Program is to provide local flexibility in the establishment or expansion of community learning centers that provide students in grades nine-twelve with academic enrichment opportunities and activities designed to complement the students' regular academic program and that support college and career readiness, assist with literacy and related educational development services for families of these students, and provide a safe environment for students participating in their programs.

Application deadline is 1/26/18
ONDCP Released FOA for CARA Grants

On November 29, 2017, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) released the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) community-based coalition enhancement grants to address local drug crisis grants.

ONDCP states that the purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce the use of opioids or methamphetamines and the abuse of prescription medications among youth ages 12-18 in communities throughout the United States.

Who is eligible?

Domestic public and private nonprofit entities that are current or former Drug-Free Communities (DFC) support program recipients.

What is the amount appropriated for these grants?

The anticipated total of available funding for CARA community-based collation enhancement grants is $2,750,000 with 55 estimated awards projected. The estimated award amount is up to $50,000.

 

Application deadline is 1/29/18
RFP #852R009: Research into Youth Tobacco-Use Prevention

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth announces its Best Value Request for Proposals (RFP) funding opportunity for research projects. Virginia universities, nonprofit/charitable organizations, government entities and businesses are eligible to submit proposals for the three-year contract period of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021.

Individual grant awards will not exceed $150,000 per year ($450,000 total for all three years) to implement tobacco-use prevention/cessation programs in Virginia communities.

 

 

Application deadline is 2/2/18
Fairbanks Foundation to invest $12M in drug prevention training for Marion County schools

Prevention Matters is a $12 million grant initiative from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation to help Marion County schools identify, implement and sustain proven substance use prevention programs. Proven programs equip students with skills that not only help them avoid drugs but also help improve their academic achievement, attendance, classroom behavior and social and emotional well-being. These programs can reduce bullying and violence as well.

All public (traditional, charter and innovation network) and accredited private K-12 schools in Marion County are encouraged to apply.

For additional information about Prevention Matters funding opportunities and detailed grant application instructions, please review the Request for Proposals, or attend an upcoming information session.

Grants will be awarded in two stages:

PLANNING GRANTS

Planning grants of up to $40,000 will be awarded to Marion County schools to learn more about evidence-based prevention programs and develop detailed plans for effective implementation. This stage is non-competitive, meaning that all schools that meet eligibility criteria and apply will receive a planning grant.

DEADLINE:
Planning grant applications are due February 16, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.
Planning grants will be awarded in March 2018.

For more information about planning grants, please see the Request for Proposals.

IMPLEMENTATION GRANTS

Planning grant recipients can apply for three years of funding to implement their plan for an evidence-based prevention program. This stage is competitive, meaning that grants will be awarded selectively to schools that develop a comprehensive and realistic plan to implement prevention programs and sustain these programs long-term.

The Foundation will connect planning grant recipients with prevention experts who will provide free, step-by-step guidance to help: 1) identify the proven prevention program that best meets the needs of each applicant’s students, staff and school environment and 2) develop a plan for sustainable implementation.

DEADLINE:
Implementation grant applications are due May 25, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.
Implementation grants will be awarded in July 2018.

For more information about implementation grants, please see the Request for Proposals.

Application deadline is 2/16/18
Drogosz Youth Substance Abuse Prevention/Treatment Fund Accepting Applications

The John M. Drogosz Youth Substance Abuse Prevention/Treatment Memorial Fund, a component fund of the Freeport Community Foundation, is accepting applications for youth-focused substance abuse programs.

The fund supports nonprofit organizations with substance abuse educational, prevention, and/or treatment programs focused on helping youth age 21 or younger in Freeport, Illinois. Grant amounts vary on a project-by-project basis.

To be eligible, organizations must have 501(c)(3) status, serve youth in Freeport, Illinois. and have a program or activity focused on the education, prevention, and/or treatment of substance abuse for youth (defined as 21 or younger) in Freeport.

See the Freeport Community Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Application deadline is 6/1/18
Rachael and Ben Vaughan Foundation

What programs are eligible? Programs that serve local residents in the areas of: education, environmental preservation, health care, human rights, poverty reduction, religious support, and substance abuse.

Grant amount: US $2,000 - US $20,000
Applicant type: Nonprofit
Funding uses: Applied Project / Program, Education / Outreach
Location of project: Preferred: Texas Other eligible locations: United States
Location of residency: Preferred: Texas Other eligible locations: United States

 

Application deadline is 6/1/18
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