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Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant

Deadline: This year's deadline (9/1) has passed, check site.

Under this program, financial assistance is provided to states and territories to support projects for the development and implementation of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation activities directed to the diseases of alcohol and drug abuse. Funds may be used at the discretion of the states for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation activities.


State and U.S. territory governments; or tribal organizations. NOTE: Only the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians is eligible for direct award of SAPT Block Grant Funds, per the PHS Act.

Compassion Capital Fund Communities Empowering Youth Program

Deadline: This year's deadline (8/14) has passed, check site.

Under the new Communities Empowering Youth (CEY) Demonstration Program, ACF will award funds to build the organizational capacity of experienced organizations and their partnering faith-based and community organizations to better meet the needs of America's disadvantaged youth.? The lead faith-based or community organization (lead organization) will assist its faith-based and community partners through technical assistance and training in four CEY critical areas: 1) leadership development, 2) organizational development, 3) program development, and 4) community engagement.? CCF CEY monies are to be used by the lead organization and its partnering faith-based and community organizations to increase their overall organizational sustainability and capacity.? Capacity building activities are designed to increase an organization's sustainability and effectiveness, enhance its ability to provide social services, develop and/or diversify its funding sources, and create effective collaborations to better serve those most in need.

Capacity building activities shall focus on strengthening the organizational capacity of the applicant organization and its partners in order to improve services to youth. ACF has determined that CEY grantees shall focus on improving organizational capacity among organizations providing services in the following social service priority areas: gang activity, youth violence, and child abuse and neglect. Capacity building activities shall also build the capacity of the lead organization and partnering organizations to coordinate with other State and local youth serving agencies and with local law enforcement and other groups working to prevent or prosecute crime. The goal is to build or further strengthen a broad based collaborative community coalition that will be better able to address myriad issues that disadvantaged youth face in their community. Successful lead applicants must demonstrate that they are in a well-defined geographic location with a proven track record of community involvement and experience in providing training and technical assistance to smaller faith-based and community organizations in their communities. <


Public and State-controlled institutions of higher education; Native American Tribal governments (Federally recognized); Native American Tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments); Non-profits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; Non-profits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; Private institutions of higher education; For-profit organizations other than small businesses.

Drug-Free Communities Support Program

Deadline: This year's deadline (8/14) has passed, check site.

The goal of the drug-free communities support program is to reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse..


Eligible applicants are community-based coalitions addressing youth substance use that have never received a DFC grant.

Indian Education: Grants to Local Educational Agencies

Deadline: This year's deadline (3/10) has passed, check site.

This program supports local education agencies in their efforts to reform elementary and secondary school programs that serve Indian students. These grants ensure that programs are based on challenging state content standards and student performance standards that are used for all students. Grantees may use funds for the establishment, maintenance and operation of supplementary projects specifically designed to assist Indian students in meeting state content and student performance standards.


Local educational agencies (LEAs) that enroll at least 10 Indian children or in which Indians constitute at least 25 percent of the total enrollment.

21st Century Community Learning Centers

Deadline: Varies, check site.

 The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program is designed to extend the school day and/or year to meet state and local student academic achievement standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and mathematics.   21st CCLCs offer students an array of additional services, programs, and activities such as: youth development activities; drug and violence prevention programs; counseling programs; art, music, and recreation programs; technology education programs; and character education programs that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students. Youth initiatives can use the funds to coordinate with providers offering a wide range of activities for youth, including financial literacy training, mentoring, and other enrichment activities


Grants are awarded to State educational agencies, which in turn manage statewide competitions and award grants to eligible entities. Eligible entities are all local educational agencies, community-based organizations, another public or private entity, or a partnership of two or more of such entities that serve schools with a high concentration of low-income youth. Faith-based organizations are eligbile to apply, with regulations.

Record Updated: Tue, 27 Apr 2010

Abstinence Education Program

Deadline: Varies, check site.

The Abstinence Education Grant provides funding to States and Territories for abstinence education, mentoring, counseling and adult supervision to promote abstinence from sexual activity. Projects focus on those groups most likely to bear children out of wedlock, including youth who are homeless, in foster care, live in rural areas or geographic areas with high teen birth rates, or come from racial or ethnic minority groups with disparities in teen birth rates.


State governments, County governments, City or township governments, Independent school districts, Hospitals and Clinics, State controlled institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments, and Public Housing authority.


Record Updated: Thu, 23 Feb 2017

AmeriCorps State and National Grants

Deadline: Varies, check site.

AmeriCorps provides trained dedicated volunteers to public agencies, nonprofits and faith-based organizations to help those organizations accomplish more. AmeriCorps members tutor and mentor youth, teach computer skills, and run after-school programs.


State governments, tribes, territories, national nonprofit organizations, professional corps and multi-state organizations are eligible to apply for grants.

A thorough description of eligibility requirements can be found here

Arts in Education

Deadline: Varies, check site.

For organizations, the NEA funds projects only. Projects may consist of one or more specific events or activities. Projects do not have to be new. Excellent existing projects can be just as competitive as new activities. Projects do not need to be big either; we welcome small projects that can make a difference in their community or field.


To be eligible, the applicant organization must: Meet the National Endowment for the Arts’ "Legal Requirements" including nonprofit, tax-exempt status at the time of application. (All organizations must apply directly on their own behalf. Applications through a fiscal sponsor are not allowed. See more information on fiscal sponsors.) Have a three-year history of programming prior to the application deadline. Have submitted acceptable Final Report packages by the due date(s) for all National Endowment for the Arts grant(s) previously received.

Chafee Foster Care Independence Program

Deadline: Varies, check site.

Grants assist states and localities in establishing and carrying out programs to assist youth aging out of the foster care system. Intended beneficiaries are youth up to the ages of 21 for whom foster care maintenance payments are or have been made by the state.

Grants may be used to assist youth under 18: 1) make the transition to self-sufficiency; 2) receive education, training, and healthservices; 3) obtain employment; 4) prepare for and enter post-secondary training and educational institutions; and 5) provide personal and emotional support to youth through mentors and the promotion of interactions with dedicated adults. Grants also may be used to provide financial, housing, counseling, employment, education, and other appropriate support and services to former foster care recipients for up to five years and/or their 23rd birthday. Youth initiatives may use these funds to support activities that assist foster care youth make the transition to adulthood and self-sufficiency.


This program is intended to serve: youth who are likely to remain in foster care until age 18; youth who were adopted or under kinship guardianship at age 16 or older; and young adults ages 18–21 who have aged out of the foster care system.

For detailed eligibility information, you must contact your state’s Child Welfare Agency directly. You can find the State Independent Living and Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Coordinator list here

Record Updated: Fri, 30 Jun 2017

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Deadline: Varies, check site.

CACFP provides aid to child and adult care institutions and family or group day care homes for the provision of nutritious foods that contribute to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children. 


Community-based programs that offer enrichment activities for at-risk children and youth, 18 and under, after the regular school day ends, can provide free meals and snacks through CACFP. Programs must be offered in areas where at least 50 percent of the children are eligible for free and reduced price meals based upon school data.

For eligibility requirements and state specific information, click here

Record Updated: Wed, 29 Mar 2017