Public Funding for Mentoring

Funding for Mentoring Programs

Currently, the U.S. Congress funds a single youth mentoring-specific grant program. This program is housed at the U.S. Department of Justice and managed by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). It provides funds ($90 million in fiscal year 2015) for national and multi-state mentoring organizations to support and expand quality mentoring efforts serving at-risk youth.

MENTOR is working diligently to increase available resources for youth mentoring at the federal level, including strengthening the OJJDP youth mentoring grant and finding new resources at other agencies.


 Increase OJJDP Youth Mentoring Grants Funding (House of Representatives)

 Increase OJJDP Youth Mentoring Grants Funding (Senate)

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