Nonprofit Funding, Jobs, & Events March 2021

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Funding

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Multistate Mentoring Programs Initiative
This program supports the implementation and delivery of mentoring services to youth populations that are at risk for juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice system involvement. Mentoring services can be one-on-one, group, peer, or a combination of these types. Funding can be used to support new mentoring matches or continue existing mentoring matches at the time of application. This program has two categories of funding: Category 1 Funding is for mentoring organizations that have operated an established mentoring program for at least 3 years and have active chapters or subawardees in at least 5 states but fewer than 45 states. Category 2 Funding is for mentoring organizations that have operated an established mentoring program for at least 3 years and have active chapters or subawardees in 4 or fewer states. 
Deadline: April 6, 2021 | Learn more >>
 
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s National Mentoring Program
This solicitation provides funding for applicant organizations to enhance and expand mentoring services for children and youth. This program supports the implementation and delivery of mentoring services to youth populations that are at risk for juvenile delinquency, victimization, and juvenile justice system involvement. Mentoring services can be one-on-one, group, peer, or a combination of these types. Eligible applicants are national organizations, defined as organizations that have active chapters or subawardees in at least 45 states. 
Deadline: April 6, 2021 | Learn more >>
 
Riley’s Way
This funding supports new or existing teen-led projects rooted in Riley’s Way values – kindness, empathy, leadership, and connection-making – and that tackles anything from pressing equity and social justice issues to building meaningful connections in your school or community. In addition to our general category, we’re going to be selecting up to 5 projects specifically focused on food insecurity to address the growing need for solutions in this critical space. This year, as many as 30 teen-led projects will be awarded up to $3,000 each, and the winners will join a strong community of Kindness Fellows from across the country to work together in a fellowship program that will support their project, and expand their leadership and life skills along the way.
Deadline: April 7, 2021 | Learn more >>
 
Office on Violence Against Women’s Services for Minor Victims of Labor Trafficking
The purpose of this program is to develop, expand, or strengthen victim service programs for minor victims of labor 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 labor 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. While this program is focused on providing services to minor victims of labor trafficking, organizations should be aware that these victims could have also been exploited in sex trafficking. Applicants should address how they would respond to the needs of victims who are subjected to both sex trafficking and labor trafficking. 
Deadline: April 12, 2021 | Learn more >>
 
Office of Victims of Crime’s Preventing Trafficking of Girls
This solicitation provides funding for organizations to support prevention and early intervention programs for girls who are at risk of, or are victims of, sex trafficking. The objectives of this program include the following:

  • Replicate and scale-up prevention and early intervention programs for girls who are at risk of, or are victims of, sex trafficking that have undergone rigorous evaluation and/or have a track record of success. Program models should include a plan to develop services and interventions for high-risk girls, including those with a history of trauma caused by physical and sexual abuse, commercial sexual exploitation, and domestic minor sex trafficking.
  • Implement or enhance efforts to identify and provide services to girls who are at risk of, or are victims of, sexual exploitation or sex trafficking. This may include street outreach efforts, partnerships with organizations that serve the youth community, and/or collaboration with key stakeholders in the community.
  • Participate in an annual peer-to-peer learning (cluster meeting) opportunity hosted by the OVC-funded training and technical assistance provider. 

Deadline: April 12, 2021 | Learn more >>
 
Office on Violence Against Women’s Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Human Trafficking
This program will provide funding for housing opportunities to victims of human trafficking. Funding supports programs that provide 6 to 24 months of transitional housing with support services to victims of human trafficking who are in need of housing as a result of human trafficking. Transitional housing refers to both transitional housing assistance and short-term housing assistance. Projects under this program must be for one or more of the following purposes:

  • Transitional housing, including funding for the operating expenses of a newly developed or existing transitional housing program. 
  • Short-term housing assistance, including rental or utilities payment assistance and assistance with related expenses, such as payment of security deposits and other costs incidental to relocation to transitional housing.

In addition to providing transitional housing, projects must also include support services designed to enable victims of human trafficking and any dependents to: 

  • Locate and secure permanent housing; 
  • Secure employment, including obtaining employment counseling, occupational training, job retention counseling, and counseling concerning re-entry into the workforce; and 
  • Integrate into a community by providing victims and dependents with services, such as transportation, counseling, childcare services, case management, and other assistance. Participation in support services shall be voluntary. 

Deadline: April 12, 2021 | Learn more >>
 
Office for Victims of Crime’s Services for Victims of Human Trafficking
The purpose of this program is to develop, expand, or strengthen victim service programs for victims of human trafficking. Applicants are invited to apply under three purpose areas.

  • Purpose Area 1: Developing Capacity to Serve Human Trafficking Victims: The purpose of these awards is to support victim services organizations that have limited or no prior experience in serving victims of human trafficking and/or victim services organizations that have limited or no prior experience in receiving federal funding to serve victims of human trafficking.
  • Purpose Area 2: Enhancing Scope of Services for Human Trafficking Victims: The purpose of these awards is to enhance the scope of services offered by the organization (directly or through partnerships) that victims of labor and sex trafficking often require to address their needs.
  • Purpose Area 3: Specialized Services for Human Trafficking Victims: The goal is to increase the quality and quantity of the specialized service to assist victims of all forms of human trafficking.

Deadline: April 13, 2021 | Learn more >>
 
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Mentoring for Youth Affected by the Opioid Crisis and Drug Addiction
This program supports the implementation and delivery of mentoring services to youth who are currently abusing or addicted to drugs, youth at risk for abusing drugs, and youth with family members who are currently abusing or addicted to drugs. Mentoring services can be one-to-one, group, peer, or a combination. Funding can be used to support new mentoring matches or continue existing mentoring matches at the time of application. There two categories of funding under this program: Category 1: Project Sites and Category 2: Statewide and Regional Mentoring Strategies.
Deadline: April 13, 2021 | Learn more >>
 
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes Invites Applications for its 2021 Awards. The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes is accepting applications from inspiring, public-spirited young people ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment. Awardees will receive an awards package that includes $10,000, recognition gifts, young heroes materials, networking opportunities, and media coverage.
Deadline: April 15, 2021 | Learn more >>
 
Nike N7 Fund Grant
This grant program is focused on getting youth in Native American and Indigenous communities in North America moving through the N7 Fund — so they can lead healthier, happier and more successful lives. The Nike N7 Fund has awarded more than $8 million in grants, administered by the Charities Aid Foundation of America, to more than 270 communities and organizations. The focus of N7 and the N7 Fund continues to reflect Native American and Indigenous athletes and leaders across North America. Their insights, leadership and voice guide us to celebrate future generations and elevate the power of youth in our communities. To be eligible to receive an N7 grant, an applicant must meet all of the following requirements:

  • For U.S. applicants, you must be one of the following:
    • A 501(c)(3) public charity;
    • A Federally-recognized Tribe; or
    • A school, but you must have a fiscal sponsor who has tax-exempt status.
  • For Canadian applicants, you must be a non-profit entity or a registered First Nation.
  • Program must serve the Native American or Indigenous community. (No less than 90%)
  • Have a sport or physical activity focus.
  • Serve youth, ages 18 years of age and under.

Deadline: April 16, 2021 | Learn more >>

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Strategies to Support Children Exposed to Violence
This solicitation provides funding for communities to develop and provide support services for children exposed to violence. There are two categories of funding available under this solicitation: Category 1: Project Sites. Funding under this category can be used to develop support services for children exposed to violence in their homes, schools, and communities; and to develop, enhance, and implement violent crime reduction strategies that focus on violent juvenile offenders. 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.
Deadline: April 27, 2021 | Learn more >>
 
The Power of Youth Challenge: Youth Leading Racial Healing
The Power of Youth Challenge is a leadership and service opportunity supporting youth-designed projects that promote racial equity and address systemic racism. The Challenge provides young people (ages 13-19) across the U.S. with the opportunity to identify a need in their communities related to racial healing and apply for a $250 grant to support a (COVID-safe) service project. In addition to building their own leadership, service, and career skills, grant winners will have the opportunity to increase understanding, communication, caring, and respect within their communities through service projects that address racial division and injustice.
Deadline: April 30, 2021 | Learn more >>
 
Centers for Disease Control’s Preventing Violence Affecting Young Lives (PREVAYL)
This funding addresses multiple forms of violence impacting adolescents and young adults in communities with high rates of violence. This includes youth violence, teen dating violence, and other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), as well as conditions that put communities at greater risk for violence. Recipients of this NOFO should address risk factors such as social determinants of health (e.g., concentrated poverty, limited educational/employment opportunities) and racial inequity. This is accomplished by implementing complementary prevention strategies at outer levels of the social-ecological model to prevent and decrease the rates of violence in high burden communities (see Glossary). Recipients of this NOFO will be tasked with implementing at least 2 strategies at the community/societal level. One of the strategies must be a public engagement and education campaign that addresses multiple forms of violence in the target population (adolescents and young adults ages 10-24). Recipients will also be expected to enhance a current/active jurisdiction-level strategic plan that integrates multiple forms of violence impacting adolescents and young adults; evaluate implementation quality, reach, and impact based on short-term and intermediate outcomes, and participate in a multisector coalition.
Deadline: May 1, 2021| Learn more >>

Free Webinars and Trainings 

Why States Should Raise the Minimum Age for Prosecuting Children in Juvenile Court
National Juvenile Justice Network
April 6, 2021; 3:00pm ET
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Wellness Program Implementation Series (Part 4): Components of a Wellness Program: Chaplaincy
Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention
April 14, 2021; 3:00-4:30pm ET
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Using a Strategic Learning Agenda to Drive Action and Program Success
The Dibble Institute
April 14, 2021; 1:00-2:00pm ET
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Addressing Gangs: Introduction to the Comprehensive Gang Model
Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention
April 15, 2021; 2:00-3:00pm ET
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Building Blocks of a Youth System Webinar
HUD Exchange
April 15, 2021; 3:00-4:30pm ET
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Proposal Writing in 2021: What’s Different and What’s the Same?
GrantStation
April 27, 2021, 2pm ET
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Upgrade Your Nonprofit’s Technology in 2021
TechSoup
Pre-Recorded
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Events

Centering in Truth, Activating Community Healing & Resiliency
National Community Action Equity Summit
April 19-20, 2021
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1st Annual Rural Conference on Solutions To End Youth Homelessness
Point Source Youth
May 18-19, 2021
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Collaborative: Virtual Conference - Free
Classy
June 8 - 11, 2021
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Creating Healing Systems: Serving Today’s Youth While Transforming the Future
Coalition for Juvenile Justice
June 9-11, 2021
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5th Annual National Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness
Point Source Youth
June 15-16, 2021
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2021 Racial and Ethnic Disparities Conference
Coalition for Juvenile Justice
November 1-3, 2021
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