YouthBuild USA Mentoring 2017 Request for Proposal for Affiliated Programs

The YouthBuild USA Mentoring Team is happy to announce that YouthBuild USA is releasing the following three Requests for Proposals (RFP) through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) National Mentoring Programs FY2016 and FY2014 Awards. Please note the funding levels for the BRIDGE Cycle 3 RFPs have increased. All YouthBuild Accredited, Full and Provisional Affiliates are encouraged to apply. Funding and programmatic cycles will run from January 1 through December 31, 2017. Please fill out your program’s identifying information on the respective Google Form based on the RFP you wish to apply for and email your RFP/proposal applications, with corresponding addendums and print out of completed identifying information, to ybmrfp@youthbuild.org to arrive no later than close of business, Monday, November 14, 2016.

1. Cycle 1 Former OJJDP Funded RFP: For Former OJJDP Funded YouthBuild Affiliated Programs, the purpose of these pass-through subawards through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) National Mentoring Programs 2016 Award, ranging from $24,000-$120,000, is to strengthen and enhance a solid mentoring component in your program, based on best practices, dedicated staff, and agency support, which will improve program outcomes and increase graduate success, prevent or reduce anti-social, delinquent, or destructive behavior, and reduce recidivism for those who have been court-involved. This subaward will also help with outreach and support of mentoring services for American Indian and Alaskan Native Youth, enhancement of family engagement by utilizing mentoring, and substance abuse prevention. The length of the mentoring program grant cycle is 12 months. If you were part of the last round of OJJDP mentoring funding through YouthBuild USA and wish to apply again, please click here Cycle 1 Former OJJDP Funded RFP. Use “YouthBuild USA OJJDP Mentoring Former Funded Program RFP Cycle 1 (2017)” in the Subject line when emailing your RFP/proposal application. Fill out the identifying information using the following Google Form link: Cycle 1 (2017) YouthBuild USA OJJDP Mentoring Former Funding Application: Identifying Information for RFP. Make sure to print the completed form before hitting “Submit” and attach it as an addendum to your RFP/Application Proposal.

2. Cycle 1 Starter Mentoring Programs RFP: For YouthBuild Affiliated Starter Mentoring Programs, the purpose of this $12,000 capacity building pass-through subaward, through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) National Mentoring Programs 2016 Award, is to plan and launch a solid mentoring component in your program. This subaward will also help with outreach and support of mentoring services for American Indian and Alaskan Native Youth, enhancement of family engagement by utilizing mentoring, and substance abuse prevention. The intent of mentoring in this context is to provide YouthBuild participants with support and guidance during the program year, but especially in the critical transition period after graduation. Through the OJJDP National Mentoring Programs Award, YouthBuild USA will expand access to mentoring for youth in YouthBuild programs new to formal mentoring that will develop a formal evidence-based mentoring component. Selected Starter Mentoring subaward programs will receive the training, onsite and remote technical assistance, tools, and resources needed to establish a quality and durable mentoring component. Matches made must receive 12 months of mentoring services. If you are interested in applying, please click here Cycle 1 Starter Mentoring Programs RFP. Use “YouthBuild USA OJJDP Mentoring Starter Program RFP Cycle 1 (2017)” in the Subject line when emailing your RFP/proposal application. Fill out the identifying information using the following Google Form link: Cycle 1 (2017) YouthBuild USA OJJDP Mentoring Starter Funding Application: Identifying Information for RFP. Make sure to print the completed form before hitting “Submit” and attach it as an addendum to your RFP/Application Proposal.


*Programs must have applied for Cycle 1 funding (please see #1 above) in order to qualify for BRIDGE Cycle 3 funding. Starter programs are not eligible for BRIDGE funding.
** Please note the funding levels for the BRIDGE Cycle 3 RFPs have increased.

3. BRIDGE Cycle 3 Mentoring RFP: For Current OJJDP Mentoring Funded YouthBuild Affiliated Programs, the purpose of these pass-through subawards through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) National Mentoring Programs 2014 Award, ranging from $14,000-$56,000, is to strengthen and enhance a solid group mentoring component in your program, based on best practices, dedicated staff, and agency support, which will address the issues surrounding young men of color. This is a capacity building grant which will allow .25 FTE funding for your current Mentoring Coordinator. The length of the mentoring programmatic cycle is 12 months. In addition, the program will receive $4,800 for a YouthBuild Graduate Mentor (who should be a graduate from your program and a young man of color), which equates to $400 per month for transportation and group mentoring preparation expenses. The YouthBuild Graduate Mentor will aid our effort to assist former graduates in giving back to other young men of color. If you have applied for Cycle 1 (2017) funding and are interested in adding this group mentoring component, please click here BRIDGE Cycle 3 Mentoring RFP. Use “YouthBuild USA OJJDP BRIDGE Cycle 3 Mentoring Program RFP 2017” in the Subject line when emailing your RFP/proposal application. Fill out the identifying information using the following Google Form link: BRIDGE Cycle 3 (2017) YouthBuild USA OJJDP Mentoring Funding Application: Identifying Information for RFP. Make sure to print the completed form before hitting “Submit” and attach it as an addendum to your RFP/Application Proposal.

Make sure to fill out the Google Form for the corresponding RFP for which you are submitting a proposal application, as it will not be considered complete until the form is submitted. Print and include a copy of this completed corresponding form (prior to submission) as an addendum to your proposal application.

2016 - 2017 Mentoring RFP Timeline

Oct. 20, 2016: RFP/Application Release

Nov. 14, 2016: RFP/Application Due

Dec. 9, 2016: Announcements made on subaward recipients

Dec. 16, 2016: Subaward agreements sent out

Dec. 30, 2016: Signed subaward agreements and award acceptance due

Jan. 01, 2017: Subaward funding for Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2017 cycle begins

Jan. 31 - Feb. 3, 2017: Mentoring Coordinators from funded programs are invited to attend the YouthBuild Track Days Jan. 31 – Feb. 1 and National Mentoring Summit in Washington, D.C. Feb. 2-3. More information will follow if awarded.

Please contact the YouthBuild USA Mentoring staff with any questions at ybmrfp@youthbuild.org.

Corey Manning, Director, Mentoring

Melissa Medina, Associate Director, Mentoring

Alyssa Introcaso, Program Associate, Mentoring