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 2016) 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.

MENTOR and Partners Letters of Support:

Increase OJJDP Youth Mentoring Grant Funding FY18 (House of Representatives)

 Increase OJJDP Youth Mentoring Grant Funding FY18 (Senate)

 Law Enforcement Support Letter for the Youth Mentoring Grant (FY18)

MENTOR and Affiliate Network Letters of Support:

 Support Continued Funding for CNCS and AmeriCorps (House and Senate)

 Support Continued Funding for 21st Century Learning Centers

Congressional Letters of Support:

House Letter of Support OJJDP Youth Mentoring Grant in FY18

Senate Letter of Support OJJDP Youth Mentoring Grant in FY18