Nonprofit Funding, Jobs, & Events June 2021

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Department of Justice’s Comprehensive Youth Violence Prevention and Reduction Program
Funding for this program is to prevent and reduce youth violence, including youth gang violence. Applicants must target their proposed prevention, intervention, or suppression strategies to work with those youth who are most likely to be involved in violent activities in the immediate future. Interventions developed for this target population should include improved coordination of existing resources and activities that support multiple, complementary anti-violence strategies. Applicants using Community Violence Intervention (CVI) strategies (i.e., community-based gun violence interventions such as street outreach, violence interrupters, group violence intervention, and hospital-based violence interventions) will receive priority consideration. In addition, communities are encouraged to include efforts to build trust between youth, the community, and law enforcement as a part of their overall program approach.
Deadline: July 6, 2021 | Learn more >>

Department of Justice’s Strategies To Support Children Exposed to Violence
This solicitation will primarily focus on the prevention of exposure to violence and early intervention to support children and families who are impacted. There are two categories of funding available under this solicitation:

Category 1: Project Sites. Funding under this category can be used to develop and/or enhance support services for children exposed to violence in their homes, schools, and communities; and to develop, enhance, and implement Community Violence Intervention (CVI) strategies (i.e., community-based gun violence interventions such as street outreach, violence interrupters, group violence intervention, and hospital-based violence interventions) that focus on addressing juvenile delinquency and crime through informed approaches. These approaches can also include efforts to build trust between youth, the community, and law enforcement. Applicants using CVI strategies will receive priority consideration.

Category 2: Training and Technical Assistance. In addition to supporting program implementation and direct service activities, the initiative will fund a training and technical assistance provider to support the Category 1 project sites and provide general training activities focused on exposure to violence as well as youth violence prevention and intervention.
Deadline: July 6, 2021 | Learn more >>

Department of Justice’s Services for Minor Victims of Trafficking
The purpose of this program is to develop, expand, or strengthen victim service programs for minor victims of sex trafficking, whose victimization occurred when they were under the age of 18. Organizations funded under this program will provide (directly and through partnerships) services that minor victims of sex trafficking often require to address their needs for safety, security, and healing. They will also be expected to integrate into their programming developmentally appropriate and evidence-based practices
Deadline: July 6, 2021 | Learn more >>

Department of Justice’s Opioid Affected Youth Initiative
This program supports the efforts of states, communities, tribal jurisdictions, nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, and institutions of higher education to implement programs and strategies that identify, respond to, treat, and support children, youth, and families impacted by the opioid epidemic to ensure public safety. Category 1 supports the implementation of programs and services to youth and families impacted by both opioid and other substance use disorders. Category 2 builds the capacity and effectiveness of sites funded under this program and communities across the nation to develop and implement programs and strategies that address the opioid epidemic. 
Deadline: July 12, 2021 | Learn more >>

New York Life Foundation’s Grief Reach Program
The New York Life Foundation, in partnership with the National Alliance for Grieving Children, accepts grant proposals through the Grief Reach Program. The goal is to provide funding to expand the reach and capacity of organizations that offer local bereavement services for youth focused on unmet needs and diverse populations. This competitive grant program is limited to those organizations that serve bereaved children and youth. For the purpose of this grant program, bereaved children and youth are defined as children under the age of 25 who have had a person die. Applicants for this grant program may serve youth outside of these limits, but grant funds, if awarded, are for supporting bereaved children under the age of 25.
Deadline: July 19, 2021 | Learn more >>

Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program
The Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) is an exciting new initiative designed to reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness. The goal of the YHDP is to support selected communities, including rural, suburban, and urban areas across the United States, in the development and implementation of a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness. Additionally, HUD is committed to sharing that experience of YHDP communities and mobilizing communities around the country toward the same end.
Deadline: July 27, 2021 | Learn more >>

Youth Services America’s Afterschool Grants
YSA will award Afterschool Grants of up to $500 each to support youth-led service or service-learning opportunities in up to 60 afterschool programs. Grants are offered on a competitive application basis and open to any afterschool program that meets the following requirements:

  • Engage at least 50 youth as volunteers in service or service-learning projects during the 2021-2022 academic year;
  • Submit an online impact report by June 10, 2022;
  • 50% of youth engaged are from low-income, underserved communities;
  • Focus on engaging middle-school and high-school aged youth; and
  • Continue to put students’ health and safety first by following any COVID-related guidelines of federal, state, and local governments that are still in place during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Activities can take place any time during the 2021-2022 school year. Additional planning resources will be provided to grantees for 9/11 Day of Service (September 11, 2021), MLK Day of Service (January 17, 2022), and/or Global Youth Service Day (April 29 – May 1, 2022). Participation in these days is encouraged, but is not required.
Deadline: July 30, 2021 | Learn more >>

Road Runners Club of America’s Kids Run the Nation Grant Fund
Small grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 will be awarded to youth running programs across the U.S. Running clubs, events, or other organizations with the IRS 501(c)(3) designation are eligible to apply. Elementary and middle schools that provide an organized after-school running program are eligible as well. Your running program:

  • should be more than just a one-time event. It should be a structured running program that ideally utilizes the RRCA’s Kids Run the Nation youth running curriculum. The goal of your program should be to have kids running regularly, more than once each week for multiple weeks, as opposed to participating in a single event. However, the program may culminate in a goal fun run or other organized running event;
  • may be a start-up program or a pre-existing program; 
  • must be gender-inclusive, encouraging and welcoming participation by children of all genders. The program may not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnic origin, or economic status. The program may outline age groups and may indicate a minimum and maximum age for participation; 
  • should focus on participation, but may include competitive running activities or events; and 
  • must maintain policies and procedures that ensure the safety of the participants and outline expectations of program leaders. Your program should meet SafeSport Act requirements, including completion of sexual abuse awareness and reporting training and requiring criminal background checks on all adult program staff and volunteers.

Deadline: August 1, 2021 | Learn more >>

Free Webinars and Trainings

New USDA Resources for Shelters Feeding Youth and Families Experiencing Homelessness
SchoolHouse Connection
July 7, 2021
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COVID-19 & Adolescents: How Developmental Science can Help Support a Positive Reentry
July 7, 2021
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Raising the Bar on Racial and Ethnic Disparity Collaborations
Coalition for Juvenile Justice
July 8, 2021
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Child Welfare at the Intersections
Andrus Family Fund
July 22, 2021
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Let’s Talk About Money
July 27th, 2021
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Rebuilding Positive Relationships Between Justice System Professionals, Youth, and Communities
Coalition for Juvenile Justice
August 18, 2021
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Youth Summit: Curating Brighter Futures: Paving the Way for the Next Generation
Coalition for Juvenile Justice
August 9-10, 2021
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3rd Annual Southern Conference on Youth Homelessness
Point Source Youth
September 14-15, 2021
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2021 Racial and Ethnic Disparities Conference
Coalition for Juvenile Justice
November 1-3, 2021
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