Pre-K-12 Conflict Resolution and Training – Jan 14

Posted by JAMS Foundation on December 7, 2021

JAMS Foundation Invites Applications for Pre-K-12 Conflict Resolution and Training

The JAMS Foundation works to provide financial assistance for conflict resolution initiatives with national and international impact and to share its dispute resolution experience and expertise for the benefit of the public.

To that end, the foundation, in partnership with the Association for Conflict Resolution, has issued a request for proposal ideas for the 2022 funding cycle of the ACR/JAMS Foundation Initiative for Students and Youth.

The initiative aims to support conflict resolution education and training for pre-K-12 students and youth. Grants may support both pre-K-12 youth and adults working with these populations in ways that directly transfer CRE skills to youth populations. Projects may take place in community, schools, alternative education settings (e.g., online education, charter schools, afterschool programs), government sites (juvenile justice facilities, courts), and NGO settings. While some proposals may be able to secure and guarantee access to or cooperation from traditional K-12 school districts/schools, this funding opportunity is intended to provide potential financial support for CRE work in other contexts as well.

The focus of the 2022 funding cycle is on projects with the potential to increase adolescents’ capacity to engage in and respond constructively to these challenging times by providing them opportunities to be trained in and use conflict resolution skills in one of the following settings: foster care, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, school/afterschool programming organization, and youth correctional facilities.

Priority will be given to projects in which youth play a substantive role in the delivery of conflict resolution training, education, or services and develop leadership skills by getting themselves and other young people involved in helping themselves; partnerships with a foster care agency, homeless shelter, domestic violence shelter, school/after school programming organization, or youth correctional facility currently exists for the applicant; and creative means of documenting and demonstrating the project are used to inspire other organizations to replicate the project.

Grants of up to $40,000 will be awarded in the first year of a potential two-year funding cycle. Funding requests for the second year may be for no more than $20,000.

One- to three-page initial project ideas are due January 14, 2022, and selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by May 20, 2022.

Eligible organizations include those designated as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, educational institutions, and public agencies working in conjunction with nonprofit educational institutions or organizations.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the JAMS Foundation website.

Deadline: January 14, 2022 (Initial Project Idea)

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