Grant Opportunity through HHS: FY14 Youth Empowerment Program II

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health posted the grant announcement for FY14 Youth Empowerment Program II: (YEP II) for a maximum of $500,000 up to 3 years. Applications for this grant are due June 13, 2014. Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations that will serve a minimum of 50 at-risk minority males between the ages of 10 and 18 during the project period. Collaborations between organizations are encouraged.

YEP II focuses on the risk behaviors of at-risk minority male youth and seeks to support interventions that employ a public health approach to provide critical life skills development, academic skills, career advisement, and mentoring. Projects should address one or more of the following focus areas: minority male youth violence; teen pregnancy prevention education as it relates to males; career preparation training that is appropriate for at-risk minority male youth; and mentoring support services (education and/or college preparation). YEP II projects must use a coordinated intervention strategy that is appropriate for at-risk minority males ages 10 to 18 located in areas with high rates of any of the following: gun violence; homicides; teen pregnancy; low educational attainment, suspensions, truancy, high dropout rates; or delinquency.

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