Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $75,000)
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 Mission of the Southwest Georgia Humanitarian Rural Outreach Project is to provide activities which will improve the quality of life for families and children in rural communities and seasonal and migrant farm workers, by providing preventive and primary health care, academic enrichment, and wellness/nutrition services. This project will develop and deliver services to children of migrant and seasonal farm workers, in addition to rural area at risk children and families on a year round basis. Rural outreach services and activities will include continuous community based services at various sites throughout Decatur County. Students, families and communities will garner support from activities which will provide cultural enrichment, experiencing and performing the arts, service learning, career preparation, academic support/ enrichment, health care/screenings, wellness/nutrition counseling, and digital empowerment. Adjudicated youth and families will receive additional support and services in the areas of mental health counseling and social responsibility activities. Project sites will provide extended day and extended year, educational and human services to rural area residents. The outcomes and effectiveness of this project will be evaluated by measure of the stated project objectives. NCA/NCF