Juvenile Mentoring Program


To improve outcomes for at-risk and high-risk youth, and reduce negative outcomes (including juvenile delinquency, substance use, and gang participation) through the provision of mentoring services. The performance measures associated with this objective are: PM1: Number of individuals served PM 2: Percentage of eligible individuals who abstained from or reduced substance misuse

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Pub. L. No. 117-328, 136 Stat. 4459, 4538
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Please see the eligibility language under each OJJDP program announcement funded through this program for more details. Past and current program announcements can be found at www.ojjdp.ojp.gov/funding
Beneficiary Eligibility
See applicable program announcement for details
Generally applicant documentation includes the Standard Form 424 (SF-424 - Application for Federal Assistance), a program narrative, budget detail worksheet, and budget narrative. There also are a number of certifications that may be required, and other elements, as specified in the program announcement.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. See program announcement regarding preapplication coordination (if any), environmental impact information, and coverage under E.O. 12372. Generally, E.O. 12372 does not apply to grants for technical assistance, research that is national in scope, or research that is not designated to benefit a particular state. Application Procedures (092): Applicants for DOJ funding can submit applications online through either the federal grants portal Grants.Gov (www.grants.gov) or the DOJ’s Grants Management System (GMS) (https://grants.ojp.usdoj.gov). Each program announcement will specify which system should be used for that program and will contain detailed technical instructions on how to register with the system as well as apply for funding. Applicants are generally required to register and create a profile in GMS. Specific application instructions for program announcements are available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm).
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Effective FY 2021, applications are submitted to DOJ in a two-step process. Step 1: Applicants will submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in Grants.gov at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/register.html. To register in Grants.gov, applicants will need to obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) and System for Award Management (SAM) registration or renewal. Step 2: Applicants will submit the full application, including attachments, in JustGrants at https://justicegrants.usdoj.gov/. To be considered timely, an application must be submitted by the application deadline using Grants.gov, and the applicant must have received a validation message from Grants.gov that indicates successful and timely submission. OJP urges applicants to submit applications at least 72 hours prior to the application due date to allow time for the applicant to receive validation messages or rejection notifications from Grants.gov and to correct in a timely fashion any problems that may have caused a rejection notification.
Award Procedure
Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants are notified via DOJ's Justice Grants System (JustGrants). The grant award must be accepted electronically by the receiving organizations authorized official in JustGrants.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Varies by project
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Varies by program. Applications are judged according to their consistency with the policies and program priorities established by OJJDP and applicable laws.
How may assistance be used?
Funding under these programs can be used to enhance and expand mentoring services for children and youth who are at risk or high risk for juvenile delinquency, victimization, and juvenile justice system involvement.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111–352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.
See Uniform Administrative Requirements, 2 C.F.R. Part 200 at Subpart F - Audit Requirements (Sec. 200.500 - 200.507) as adopted by D.O.J. in 2 C.F.R. Part 2800.
Generally, all financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award must be retained for a period of three (3) years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report (Federal Financial Report/SF-425). For more information and exceptions, see Uniform Administrative Requirements 2 C.F.R. ? 200.333 as adopted by D.O.J. in 2 C.F.R. Part 2800.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Length and time phasing of assistance vary by project--see applicable program announcement. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Letter.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Office of Justice Programs
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531 US
Phone: (202)307-5911
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 22$176,725,390.00; FY 23 est $107,000,000.00; FY 24 est $13,000,000.00; FY 21$299,545,036.00; FY 20$85,845,841.00; FY 19$85,834,048.00; FY 18$85,731,653.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Award amounts vary according to solicitation.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Office of Justice Programs' Financial Guide (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/funding/pdfs/post_award_instructions.pdf), applicable OMB Circulars, and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees, which can be found in title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations (28 C.F.R.).
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016 Funding has supported the National Gang Center to provide training and technical assistance to criminal and juvenile justice professionals, law enforcement, youth-and community-serving practitioners, researchers, and the public on addressing gang issues and reducing gang involvement and levels of gang crime
Fiscal Year 2018 National, Multi-State and Statewide Mentoring Programs, and the National Mentoring Resource Center
Fiscal Year 2019 National, Multi-State,Statewide Mentoring Programs and Special focus Mentoring Programs (i.e., Youth affected by Opioids, Youth in the Juvenile Justice System), and the National Mentoring Resource Center


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