Mentoring Children of Prisoners

Posted by on April 9, 2004


Administration for Children and Families,
Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)

Notice of a Funding Opportunity
Funding Opportunity Title: Mentoring Children of Prisoners

Announcement Type: Competitive Grant–Initial.
Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2004-ACF-ACYF-CU-0001
CFDA Number: 93.616.

Due date: April 23, 2004.

Award Information
Funding Instrument Type: Grant.
Anticipated total Priority Area Funding: $50,000,000.
Anticipated Number of Awards: 150-200.
Ceiling on amount of individual Awards: $ 1,000,000.
Floor of Individual Award Amounts: None.
Average projected Award Amount: $100,000 to $1,000,000

Project Periods for Awards: 36 month project periods with 12 month budget periods.

1. Eligible Applicants
County governments, City or township governments, Special district governments, Independent school districts, State controlled institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments(Federally recognized), Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), Non-profits having a 501(C)3 status, and Non-profits that do not have 501(C)3 status.

Additional Information on Eligibility: Those eligible to apply for funding under this grant competition include faith and community-based organizations, tribal governments or consortia, and State and local governments where substantial numbers of children of prisoners live as compared to the national average. Applicants must apply to establish new programs or to expand existing programs utilizing a network of public and private community entities to provide mentoring services for children of prisoners. Collaboration among eligible entities is strongly encouraged.

The full announcement along with contact information is available online at:

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