Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $1,867,286)
This solicitation invites applicants to propose initiatives that will support the development, maturation, and expansion of community programs that provide mentoring services to tribal youth populations that are underserved due to location, shortage of mentors, emotional or behavioral challenges of the targeted population, or other situations identified by the federally recognized tribes. This program is authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2009, Pub. L. 111-8.
Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA) together with FirstPic, Inc., will strengthen, expand and enhance programs and mentoring experiences for at-risk tribal youth in up to 220 Boys & Girls Clubs spanning 25 states in three specific goal areas: (1) develop, mature and expand programs that provide mentoring services and experiences to underserved tribal youth populations and maintain other essential services without interruption; (2) establish and expand the administration of mentoring programs for tribal youth, including the expansion of mentoring strategies and program design; and (3) enhance and expand organizational capacity, system efficiency and cost effectiveness through training and technical assistance and other strategies.
Clubs receiving funding will be tasked with developing and providing comprehensive mentoring program development and implementation plans. Funded Clubs will successfully demonstrate service to distressed areas through utilization of the OJP SMART tool and will utilize the Find Youth Info Web site to identify and access appropriate partnerships and resources. At the requested funding level of $10,000,000, approximately 220 Native American Clubs are expected to participate and receive a pass-through grant in support of their respective efforts; standard grant amounts are $41,200 for a unit-level Club site and $26,200 for an extension-level site. CA/NCF