With this solicitation, OJJDP seeks to enhance and expand mentoring services for children and youth impacted by opioids and other drug misuse. OJJDP aims to assist youth and their families negatively affected by opioids and other substances, especially youth in historically marginalized and underserved communities who will benefit the most from prevention and intervention programs.
The program's goal is to improve outcomes (such as improved academic performance and reduced school dropout rates) for youth impacted by opioids and other substance misuse through mentoring.
There are two categories in this solicitation:
Category 1: Mentoring Strategies for Youth Affected by Opioid and Other Substance Misuse (Project Sites)
- The focus of this category is to provide mentoring services as part of a prevention, treatment, recovery and supportive approach for those youth impacted by substance misuse. See the section titled Eligibility Information.
Category 2: Statewide and Regional Mentoring Strategies for Youth Affected by Opioid and Other Substance Misuse
- This category supports a broad-based approach to building mentoring program capacity in targeted regions throughout the country to help youth impacted by substance misuse. See the section titled Eligibility Information.
View the solicitation-specific webinar that was held April 20, 2023.