Everything You Need to Know About At Risk Youth Grants

Sadly there are millions of young people in the US today who are at-risk. They may be in gangs, taking drugs, have run away from home, , are drinking alcohol or are in trouble with the law. Fortunately there are many institutions and individuals who are attempting to help these troubled teens.

Many levels of government run programs designed to help at-risk youth. There are federal funds available to help people assist young folk who need support and guidance. Here is a group of programs for which funding is available. It is not an exhaustive list.

The Youth Build Program Grants
Federal funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development gives grants to programs which assist unemployed young people who have dropped out of high school. Deals with training in the fields of architecture and building.

Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants
Federal funding from the Department of Justice gives grants to States and local government programs which assist unemployed young people who have dropped out of high school. These grants deal with many issues concerned with juvenile justice including research into young offenders, the recruitment and training of judges working in this field, better trial and pre-trial accountability, more and better-trained probation officers and developing programs to reduce recidivism.

Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Grants
Federal funding from the Department of Justice gives grants to States and local government programs which seek to improve advocacy activities, ways to strengthen the family unit where young offenders are involved, programs to tackle hate crimes and programs to prevent gang and youth gun violence.

Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Grants
Federal funding from the Department of Justice gives grants to States and local government programs to encourage evaluation of juvenile justice and delinquency prevention activities; to support public and private agencies which seek to collect research and publish information related to juvenile delinquency.

Gang-Free Schools and Communities Grants
Federal funding from the Department of Justice gives grants to States and local governments and agencies for programs which provide counseling for individuals, families and groups, advice regarding living skills and independent living, crisis intervention for troubles juveniles, the bringing together of people within neighborhoods and communities and the training and assistance for adults who work with troubled or at-risk juveniles.

Delinquency Prevention Programs Grants
Federal funding from the Department of Justice giving grants to States and local governments to help these bodies in their work to improve the juvenile justice system.

Juvenile Mentoring Program Grants
Federal funding from the Department of Justice giving grants to States and local governments and agencies to help them reduce juvenile delinquency, boost academic performance and reduce school drop-out rates through the use of mentors.

Drug Prevention Program Grants
Federal funding from the Department of Justice giving grants to States and local governments and agencies to help promote a variety of approaches to help young people chose safe and healthy alternatives to high risk behaviors such as the taking drugs.

Drug Free Schools and Communities Grants
Federal funding from the Department of Education giving grants to States and local governments and agencies to improve efforts to prevent illegal use of drugs by students at all levels of education.

Education for Homeless Children and Youth Grants
Federal funding from the Department of Education giving grants to States and local governments and agencies to ensure that homeless children and youth have the same access to free public education as other children; and to ensure that homeless children enroll, attend and succeed in school.

Grants to States for Incarcerated Youth Offenders
Federal funding from the Department of Education giving grants to States to assist young offenders who are in jail to obtain post-secondary education and vocational skills training.

Adolescent Family Life Research Grants
Federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services giving grants to States and other agencies to support research into such areas as the cause and consequence of adolescent sexual activity, the use of contraception, pregnancy and childbearing and the care and wellbeing of children and their families.

Research into Women, Infants, Children and Youth Grants
Federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services giving grants to States and other agencies to support research into such areas as clinical care and social support services for women, infants, children and youth who are infected with the HIV Virus or AIDS and to provide support services for them and their families.

Abstinence Education Grants
Federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services giving grants to States to allow them to provide abstinence education programs and, where appropriate, to support programs which aim to mentor and counsel those young people likely to engage in sexual activity particularly those most likely to have children out of wedlock.

Transitional Living for Homeless Youth Grants
Federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services giving grants to agencies working with homeless youth including pregnant and parenting youth. Funding is aimed to support programs which aim to help people come off welfare and learn various living and employment skills to become independent.

Runaway and Homeless Youth Grants
Federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services giving grants to nonprofit agencies who are working with homeless and street youth who have been or are subject to sexual abuse, prostitution or sexual exploitation.

Reduce Abuse of Homeless Youth Grants
Federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services giving grants to agencies working with runaway and homeless youth and their families. The work should aim to reunite runaway youth with their family, help families become better at communication and help young people choose safe and better alternatives to being homeless.

Adolescent Family Life Projects Grants
Federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services giving grants to agencies working with adolescents who are under 17 years of age and are pregnant or parenting. The aim for recipients of grants is to provide appropriate sex education, to assist the youth in making appropriate decisions and to avoid sexually-transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS.

Here are additional resources you might be interested in:

How to Identify At-Risk Youth

Get Help From At-Risk Youth Services
 
 
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