Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $200,000)
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 Cheyenne River Youth Project has a 22-year history of serving the youth of Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. This funding will provide development resources for the organization as well as staff, volunteer and youth training, in order to better address the issues of youth health and wellness, gang violence, youth violence and bullying, youth suicide, abuse, and the effects of domestic violence on youth on the reservation. The funds will be used to secure the services of a development director who will create a roadmap to a secure and sustainable future for the organization; staff, volunteer and youth training on a variety of topics directly relating to the issues/problems facing the youth of Cheyenne River; and youth leadership activities that will train, educate and engage a group of 20-25 students each year of the project in addressing the issues/problems stated above. The project's goals and objectives will be measured through specific identifiable outcomes related in terms of organizational capacity building (financial, in-kind, manpower, an other deliverables), staff, volunteer, and youth participation and increased knowledge and understanding based on that participation. NCA/NCF