April 30, 2009
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has announced a Field Initiated Demonstration Program.
The purpose of the program is to foster innovations and advancements in juvenile justice-related practice at the local, state, and tribal government levels. The program’s goal is to demonstrate the practical implications for policy and practice of innovative programs that enhance juvenile justice and delinquency prevention.
Click here to view the full grant announcement
The deadline to register on OJP’s Grants Management System and to apply for funding under this announcement is May 26, 2009.
April 27, 2009
To achieve optimal results, the Botvin LifeSkills Training program must be implemented carefully and completely. Just as important as what is taught is how the program is taught. The teaching techniques of facilitation and feedback, coaching of cognitive and behavioral skills, and behavioral rehearsal ensure that students fully understand and can demonstrate the key skills taught in the curriculum.
LifeSkills Provider Training Workshops prepare teachers, school counselors, prevention specialists, community youth educators, and other program providers to effectively implement the state-of-the-art prevention education activities and teaching strategies found in the Botvin LifeSkills Training program with confidence and fidelity.
Each LifeSkills Provider Training Workshop plays an important role in enhancing the confidence and skill capacity of participants, resulting in optimal implementation of the Botvin LifeSkills Training program.
Call 800-29304969 to find out more about training workshops or to request a training.
click here for a list of scheduled trainings in your area
April 22, 2009
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is seeking to partner with local grantmakers to fund projects that reduce violence in specific racial, ethnic, tribal, gender or sexually based, or rural/frontier communities.
The Local Funding Partnerships Program to Reducing Exposure to Violence, part of the foundation’s Vulnerable Populations program, is seeking “new, community-based, and culturally appropriate” programs “reflecting how language skills, significant cultural differences, education, income, and discrimination affect health outcomes.”
Applicants must be nominated by a “diversity-focused funder that is principally concerned with the population to be served.” A dollar-for-dollar matching grant is required, although 25 percent may come in the form of in-kind services.
Up to $1 million in grants is available in the 2009 grant cycle. Up to eight matching grants of between $50,000 to $200,000 each will be awarded.
Proposals may be submitted at any time throughout 2009 for consideration on May 1, 2009; September 1, 2009; and January 5, 2010.
For more details, see the complete call for proposals on the RWJF website.
April 22, 2009
The Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will award grants of up to $500,000 under its 2009 Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws Discretionary Program: Initiative to Reduce Underage Drinking.
The program “seeks to reduce the availability of alcoholic beverages to and the consumption of alcoholic beverages by persons serving in the U.S. Air Force who are younger than 21 years old,” according to the grant announcement. “The initiative will provide funds to local civilian communities to implement research-based and promising practices to enforce underage drinking laws and prevent underage service personnel from consuming alcohol in collaboration with active duty bases implementing the underage component of the Air Force’s Culture of Responsible Choices program.”
Application deadline is May 21. Only state agencies that administer the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws block grant may apply; a list of eligible agencies is posted online.
For more details, see the full grant announcement.
April 22, 2009
Community-based nonprofits can tap into an extra $1 billion in funding for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) — part of the funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The money is intended to be used to boost the economy by reducing poverty, revitalizing low-income communities, and helping families become self-sufficient. Funds can be used to address needs like housing, education, employment, nutrition, and emergency services.
For more information, see the CSBG website or the state-by-state breakdown of CSBG Recovery Act funding.
April 22, 2009
The Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) program has been awarded top ratings from the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
Out of a perfect score of 4.0, LST received a near-perfect score of 3.9 for Quality of Research (the quality of the research evidence supporting the effectiveness of LST) and a perfect 4.0 for Readiness for Dissemination (the quality of the LST curriculum materials, web site, training, technical assistance, and overall support infrastructure).
NREPP is part of SAMHSA’s efforts to help community organizations and state and local officials make informed decisions about evidence-based interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders.
April 17, 2009
Through the Community Grants Program, Best Buy seeks to support non-profit organizations that provide opportunities to young teens related to education, life skills, leadership skills or relationship development.
Special consideration will be given to programs that are high quality and serve a diverse population, build social, academic, leadership and/or life skills in early adolescents (primarily ages 13-18), show positive results against a community need and reach at-risk children in working families.
This year, Best Buy Children’s Foundation will give $1 million through the Community Grants Program. Administered grants will average $5,000-$7,000. Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations that are located within 50 miles of a Best Buy store or Distribution Center.
Please contact the Best Buy Children’s Foundation for more specific grant information: http://www.bestbuyinc.com/community_relations/local_donations_rfp.htm
Deadline is June 15, 2009