Funding for Youth

Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC)

Creates community learning centers to run after-school programs for students in high-poverty or low-performing schools. Provides academic programs to help students meet standards in core academic subjects, like math and reading, along with a variety of enrichment programs, such as drug and violence prevention programs. Funding is awarded to states, who distribute grants locally through state grant competitions.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program – Local Formula Solicitation Inactive

Provides formula grant funding to local governments to enhance the functioning of the criminal justice system, with a focus on efforts to address violent crime and serious offenders. Funds may be used for additional personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, and information systems to support activities that will help prevent, control, or reduce crime; enforce the criminal law; and strengthen the courts, corrections, probation, and parole authorities. Supports drug treatment, enforcement, prevention, and education programs.

Application Deadline: Aug 4, 2021
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Opioid Affected Youth Initiative Inactive

Provides funding to support prevention, intervention, diversion, and treatment programs and services to benefit youth and families impacted by opioids and other substance use disorders. Seeks to enhance public safety through collaboration with law enforcement, courts, organizations that address substance use, child welfare agencies and other community stakeholders. Funding is also available to develop and implement training and technical assistance resources to promote best practices and innovative strategies to address the opioid crisis.

Application Deadline: Jun 28, 2021
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program (JDTC) Inactive

Grants funds to assist jurisdictions with starting a juvenile drug treatment court (JDTC) or strengthening the assessment procedures and treatment systems of an existing JDTC. Seeks to reduce recidivism and substance use through intensive court supervision, effective treatment, and other trauma-informed services for youth with substance use disorder (SUD), such as opioid use disorder (OUD), or co-occurring mental health disorders (CODs).

Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2021
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Second Chance Act Youth Offender Reentry Program Inactive

Offers funding to states, territories, local governments, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments to increase public safety and reduce recidivism among moderate to high-risk youth following release from a juvenile residential facility. Seeks to support program services within a facility that provide screening and assessment of youth needs, such as mental health, substance use, housing status, and risk of reoffending; identify and coordinate appropriate community-based program services at least 90 days prior to release; provide case management services; and connect youth with evidence-based programming designed to ensure continuity of services and a successful transition from placement to the community during the appropriate prerelease and post-release phases of the reentry program.

Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2021
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program - Competing Continuation Inactive

Awards grants to reestablish or maintain strong multi-sector community coalitions that work to prevent and reduce substance use among youth age 18 or younger. Addresses local environmental factors related to youth substance abuse by implementing a wide-range of evidence-based and practice-based prevention strategies.

Application Deadline: May 26, 2021
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program - New Inactive

Supports local efforts to prevent and reduce substance use by establishing and maintaining new multi-sector community coalitions. Utilizes a wide-range of evidence-based prevention strategies to address local environmental factors related to substance abuse among youth and promote positive, sustainable, community-level change.

Application Deadline: May 10, 2021
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program (RHSE) Inactive

Helps land-grant colleges and universities create community-based outreach and extension services to improve health and wellness in rural areas by offering reliable health, wellness, and prevention information to the public.

Application Deadline: Apr 29, 2021
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Paraprofessionals Inactive

Provides funding to increase the number of internships, field placements, and other experiential training opportunities for individuals working to become peer support specialists and other behavioral health paraprofessionals. Promotes collaboration with community-based health partners to meet workforce demand in high need and high demand areas and expand access to quality behavioral health services, including services for the treatment of substance use disorders. Promotes interdisciplinary collaboration through team-based care and emphasizes training oriented toward the behavioral health needs of children, adolescents, and transitional-aged youth.

Application Deadline: Apr 12, 2021
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) Local Drug Crises Grants Inactive

Provides funding to enhance established community-based coalitions working to address the use and misuse of opioids, methamphetamines, and prescription medications among youth ages 12-18. Strengthens cooperation between leaders, groups, organizations, and agencies across the community to implement strategies and services that help identify at-risk youth, reduce substance use, and create safer and healthier communities.

Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2021
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Mentoring for Youth Affected by the Opioid Crisis and Drug Addiction Inactive

Expands existing mentoring services and activities for at-risk youth and youth currently misusing or addicted to opioids, methamphetamine, or other substances. Supports the development of innovative, high quality services, utilizing various mentoring approaches, such as one-on-one, group, or peer mentoring, designed to reduce substance use, delinquency, and other problem behaviors. Offers educational and support services to youth and their family members to address opioid or drug addiction issues.

Application Deadline: Mar 30, 2021
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Multistate Mentoring Programs Initiative Inactive

Expands and enhances existing mentoring services and activities for youth ages 17 or younger at risk for juvenile delinquency, victimization, and justice system involvement. Seeks to support organizations that operate a mentoring program in multiple states and promote the use of various evidence-based mentoring approaches, such as one-on-one, group, or peer mentoring, to meet the needs of the target youth population, including youth in rural communities and those affected by drug addiction. Utilizes mentoring to reduce risk factors and problem behaviors, such as poor school attendance/performance, substance use, or gang participation, and works to provide young people opportunities for personal growth and development.

Application Deadline: Mar 23, 2021
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
National Mentoring Programs Inactive

Provides funding to national organizations operating in 45 or more states to expand existing mentoring services and activities for youth ages 17 or younger at risk for juvenile delinquency, victimization, and justice system involvement. Supports various evidence-based mentoring approaches, such as one-on-one, group, or peer mentoring, to meet the needs of the target youth population, including youth in rural communities and those affected by drug addiction. Utilizes mentoring to reduce risk factors and problem behaviors, such as poor school attendance/performance, substance use, or gang participation, and works to provide young people opportunities for personal growth and development.

Application Deadline: Mar 23, 2021
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Children's Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities (CJA) Program - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #6 Inactive

Funds for training and technical assistance to help tribal communities plan, create, and operate programs to address criminal cases of child abuse and neglect, especially cases of child sexual abuse and exploitation. Funds trauma-informed activities and services, including outreach and awareness efforts, victim assistance, and emergency services for children and family members. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Application Deadline: Mar 16, 2021
Sponsor: Office for Victims of Crimes (OVC)
Juvenile Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #8 Inactive

Funds to develop new or expand existing juvenile healing to wellness courts to enhance the capacity of tribal courts to respond to the alcohol and substance use related issues of youth under the age of 21. Emphasizes creating comprehensive diversion and alternatives to incarceration programs for those impacted by the opioid epidemic. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Application Deadline: Mar 16, 2021
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Tribal Youth Program (TYP) - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #9 Inactive

Funds tribal efforts to reduce and prevent juvenile delinquency through prevention, intervention, and treatment services to violence-exposed children. Supports interventions for court-involved tribal youth and offers substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and prevention programs. Aims to promote public safety and positive outcomes by helping the juvenile justice system respond more fairly to American Indian and Alaska Native youth. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Application Deadline: Mar 16, 2021
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Marriage and Family Therapy Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Inactive

Awards fellowships to master's and doctoral students in marriage and family therapy (MFT) programs. Offers financial support, training, and professional development opportunities designed to build cultural competency in mental health treatment for ethnic and racial minorities. Seeks to increase the number of marriage and family therapists providing mental health and substance use services to underserved populations. Fellowships are administered by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Research and Education Foundation through the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Application Deadline: Feb 26, 2021
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Sustainable Community Projects Inactive

Offers funding to land-grant colleges and universities to enhance the quality and quantity of comprehensive community-based programs for children, youth, and families. Seeks to provide programming and skills to meet their basic needs so they can lead positive, productive, and contributing lives. Aims to assemble resources from land-grant institutions and the Cooperative Extension Systems to provide at-risk individuals with educational programming.

Application Deadline: Feb 19, 2021
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCast Program) Inactive

Helps local governments and their community partners respond to trauma and stress related to civil unrest, such as mass protests or violence connected with law enforcement issues. Provides violence prevention and youth engagement programs along with trauma-informed behavioral health services to at-risk youth and families impacted by community disruption and violence. Develops coalitions of local government agencies, community organizations, and residents to deliver resources and services and bring about positive community change and healing.

Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2021
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Enhancement and Expansion of Treatment and Recovery Services for Adolescents, Transitional Aged Youth, and Their Families (Youth and Family TREE) Inactive

Serves adolescents (ages 12-18) and transitional aged youth (ages 16-25) with substance use disorder (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD) by expanding access to evidence-based early intervention, treatment, and recovery support services. Involves family members/primary caregivers in the treatment and recovery process, and focuses on reducing health disparities among underserved female and racial/ethnic minority populations.

Application Deadline: Feb 8, 2021
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program (Native Connections) Inactive

Aims to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance use, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian and Alaska Native youth through age 24. Develops and implements integrated mental health, trauma, and suicide and substance use prevention services and facilitates collaboration and coordination between organizations and agencies providing services to tribal youth and their families.

Application Deadline: Feb 8, 2021
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) Expansion Sponsor Competition Inactive

Provides funds to organizations to engage and manage individuals aged 55 and older to serve as experienced tutors and mentors to children and youth with special or exceptional needs, or children who would benefit from the one-on-one attention. Volunteers serve and average of 20 hours per week in various settings, including schools, hospitals, drug treatment centers, correctional institutions, and childcare centers.

Application Deadline: Feb 3, 2021
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Professionals Inactive

Offers funding to increase the number of internships, field placements, and other experiential training opportunities for individuals working to become behavioral health professionals. Works with community-based health partners to meet workforce demand in high need and high demand areas with the goal of expanding access to quality behavioral health services, including services for the treatment of substance use disorders (SUDs). Supports interdisciplinary collaboration through team-based care and emphasizes training oriented toward the behavioral health needs of children, adolescents, and transitional-aged youth.

Application Deadline: Jan 21, 2021
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS) Inactive

Grants funds to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Implements research, education, and extension initiatives that prepare K-14 students, which includes students in two-year post-secondary programs, to enter STEM fields in higher education institutions. Aims to develop a qualified workforce in the areas of food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences and improve economic opportunity in rural communities.

Application Deadline: Jan 21, 2021
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) Inactive

Funds to develop community-based projects to expand access to quality child and family healthcare in rural and underserved areas. Promotes collaboration between pediatric providers, human service organizations, and community leaders to expand access to quality clinical and public health services and programs for mothers, infants, children, and adolescents to improve the physical, mental, and social-emotional health status of children and families. Includes substance use services for children and adolescents at risk for substance use disorders (SUD).

Application Deadline: Oct 6, 2020
Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program – Non-Competing Continuation Inactive

Offers funds to community coalitions to continue grant activities under a previously awarded Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant. Coalitions utilize a wide-range of evidence-based prevention strategies to address local environmental factors related to substance abuse among youth age 18 or younger and seek to promote positive, sustainable, community-level change.

Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2020
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Enhancing Community Responses to America's Addiction Crisis: Serving Our Youngest Crime Victims Inactive

Provides funding, technical assistance, and training to support direct services for children and youth who are crime victims and have been impacted the current crisis of addiction and substance use, including the use of opioids, methamphetamines, other substance misuse, and polysubstance use. Supports services for children and youth ages 0-18 and includes direct service activities such as information about and referral to trauma-informed victim services, personal advocacy, medical services, on-scene emotional support at drug/crime related incidents, and follow-up care, including counseling, support groups, and other types of mental health treatment.

Application Deadline: May 4, 2020
Sponsor: Office for Victims of Crimes (OVC)
Juvenile Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Inactive

Offers funding to states, territories, local governments, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments to increase public safety by supporting cross-system collaboration to improve responses and outcomes for youth with mental illness (MI) or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse (CMISA) who come into contact with the juvenile justice system.

Application Deadline: May 4, 2020
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Opioid-Impacted Family Support Program Inactive

Expands and enhances training programs for paraprofessionals in behavioral health fields in order to improve services for children whose parents are impacted by opioid use disorder (OUD) or substance use disorder (SUD). Increases the number of paraprofessionals and peer support specialists working as members of integrated, interprofessional teams in high-demand areas to reduce the risk of mental health disorders and SUD among children, adolescents, transitional aged youth and their families.

Application Deadline: Apr 27, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Services Grant Program for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW) Inactive

Funds substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services and programs for pregnant or postpartum women. Provides support services for women, children, and their families, including prenatal and postpartum healthcare, pediatric healthcare, mental health treatment, and social services to improve life outcomes. Aims to reduce substance use; improve family dynamics; and improve the overall physical, mental, and emotional wellness of women, their children, and their families.

Application Deadline: Mar 30, 2020
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Strategic Prevention Framework - Partnerships for Success (SPF-PFS) Inactive

Aims to prevent the development and progression of substance use disorder (SUD) by improving the capacity and infrastructure of communities, especially in underserved areas. Promotes strategies designed to increase access to healthcare services to reduce behavioral health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities and other individuals. Utilizes data-driven approaches to identify the primary problematic substances in communities and direct efforts to prevent the misuse of these substances among youth and adults.

Application Deadline: Mar 6, 2020
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) Inactive

Offers flexible block grant funding to states, territories and freely associated states, and one tribe to design and implement activities and services to address the complex needs of individuals, families, and communities affected by substance use disorder (SUD). Funds can be used to establish statewide programs and services or to make sub-awards to local organizations to provide SUD services in their region. All activities and services must address core SABG program purposes. Supports SUD treatment, programs, and services for the following populations and services areas: pregnant women, women with dependent children, IV drug users, tuberculosis services, HIV/AIDS early intervention services, and primary prevention services.

Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2019
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG) Inactive

Offers flexible block grant funding to states, territories, and freely associated states to provide comprehensive, community-based mental health services to adults with serious mental illness (SMI) and children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances (SED). Supports collaboration by encouraging various individuals and groups to be involved in the mental health planning process, including adults participating in mental health services, family members of children with SED, and representatives from education, mental health, rehabilitation, criminal justice, and other state agencies.

Application Deadline: Sep 3, 2019
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Youth Gang Suppression Implementation Grants Program Inactive

Supports communities and law enforcement in developing and implementing evidence-based suppression strategies outlined in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Comprehensive Gang Model that target youth who are currently at risk of being involved with gangs. Works to promote public safety by reducing gang violence and victimization experienced by youth and decreasing risk factors associated with juvenile delinquency, such as substance abuse.

Application Deadline: Jun 24, 2019
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (OWEP) - Paraprofessionals Inactive

Provides funding to strengthen experiential training for behavioral health paraprofessional students focused on prevention, treatment, and recovery services for substance use disorders (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD). Emphasizes training that addresses the specific challenges of children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth at risk for behavioral health disorders. Seeks to expand access to quality SUD/OUD treatment and services in high need, high demand areas by increasing the number of qualified behavioral health paraprofessionals working in community-based settings.

Application Deadline: May 7, 2019
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Gang Suppression: A Law Enforcement and Prosecutorial Approach to Address Gang Recruitment of Unaccompanied Alien Children Inactive

Provides funds to increase the capacity of law enforcement agencies to reduce violence, gang-related crime, and delinquency and victimization by youth, specifically transitional-aged minors. Supports evidence-based prevention, intervention, enforcement, and trauma response strategies to foster public safety and help youth heal from violent experiences. Provides funding and technical assistance to communities to develop and implement effective strategies that address transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) and decrease gang involvement for unaccompanied alien children (UAC).

Application Deadline: Oct 4, 2018
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Treatment for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness, Serious Emotional Disturbance or Co-Occurring Disorders Experiencing Homelessness (Treatment for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness) Inactive

Supports the development and expansion of local systems of care that integrate behavioral health treatment and recovery support services for individuals, youth, and families experiencing homelessness who are diagnosed with serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder (COD). Aims to build capacity and increase access to coordinated, evidence-based treatment and recovery services and help individuals and families experiencing homelessness secure sustainable, permanent housing. Assists participants in identifying and obtaining resources for health insurance, Medicaid, and other social services that help individuals maintain their treatment, recovery, and housing status.

Application Deadline: Mar 9, 2018
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Cooperative Agreements for Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Implementation (Youth Treatment – Implementation) Inactive

Ensures adolescents aged 12-18 and youth aged 16-25 with substance use disorders (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD) state-wide access to evidence-based assessments, treatment models, and recovery services. Brings together stakeholders across systems to enhance and expand services, develop policies, expand workforce, disseminate evidence-based practices (EBP), and implement financial mechanisms and other reforms to improve the coordination and efficiency of SUD treatment and recovery support systems for adolescent and youth populations in the state.

Application Deadline: Dec 20, 2016
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI) Inactive

Funds enhancements to infrastructure and treatment services for mental health and substance use disorders (SUDs) to increase communities' capacity to offer sufficient, comprehensive care to individuals, families, veterans, and youth experiencing homelessness. Aims to provide permanent housing and other crucial services to those who have SUDs, serious mental illness (SMI), serious emotional disturbance (SED), or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (CODs).

Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2016
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Grants to Expand Care Coordination Targeted Capacity Expansion Through the Use of Technology Assisted Care in Targeted Areas of Need (TCE-TAC) Inactive

Promotes the overall health and wellness of youth and adults with substance use disorders (SUDs) and co-occurring mental disorders through technology-based treatment, recovery, and service enhancement practices, including the use of virtual health records and health monitoring electronics. Technology Assisted Care (TAC) enables healthcare providers to serve disadvantaged populations, including the elderly, ethnic and racial minorities, and those residing in rural areas with provider shortages or transportation barriers.

Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2016
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)