Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $750,000)
The OJJDP FY 10 Earmarks Program furthers the Department's mission by providing grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended, to organizations identified in the Conference Report to accompany the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (P.L. 111-117), H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 111-366 at 702-714.
The Delaware Mentoring Council (DMC) Project has two primary goals: to establish the infrastructure for an on-going, high quality mentoring support effort in the state, and to expand mentor-mentee partnerships in schools and community-based programs throughout Delaware through a competitive grant process over a two year period. The establishment of a mentoring infrastructure will occur through a three step process: 1) the passing of a new Governor's Executive Order to reestablish the Delaware Mentoring Council, 2) the hiring of an executive director for the DMC, and 3) the establishment of a strategic plan for the DMC for the next five years. The expansion of mentor-mentee partnerships throughout the state will occur by way of a competitive grant process with participating schools and community-agencies. Public schools and non-profit agencies will be eligible to submit an application for funds to support mentoring in their programs. The applications will be reviewed by a panel of experts and the best applications will be awarded funds to support mentoring coordinators to begin or expand mentoring partnerships in their programs. The project will serve students in all public and charter schools in the State of Delaware and all students participating in after-school programs through community-based programs. Project goals will be measured by the number of new mentor programs established in schools and community-based programs, the number of new mentor-mentee relationships established and continuing for at least four months, the hiring of an executive director and the completion of a strategic plan for the DMC. NCA/NCF