• November 2000
  • Vol. 1, No. 7

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Funding Reference Source for Preventing High-Risk Behaviors Among Youth

States, local governments, and non-profit organizations seeking Federal dollars now have a comprehensive guide available to lead them through the funding maze of youth intervention programs.

Developed by the Institute for Youth Development (IYD), the two-volume set focuses on the five major risk behaviors facing youth today: alcohol, drugs, sex, tobacco, and violence. IYD staff compiled a listing of 135 Federal funding sources in 10 Federal agencies.

Volume I, released last year, profiles grants exclusively through the Department of Health and Human Services. The recently published Volume II provides information on all other cabinet-level departments and agencies. An overview of the departments, their missions, and areas of emphasis are included to help the reader narrow their search.

"This is a manual, not a catalogue, in that it helps the reader to build a funding strategy, not simply look up funding sources," commented IYD President Shepherd Smith. "The reader begins by identifying all potential federal grants targeting a particular area of concern, and then is walked through all of the details necessary to apply."

In addition to specific funding programs, the manual features:

  • How to write a grant proposal
  • Requirements and provisions related to grant recipients
  • Explanation of Federal acronyms
  • Glossary of terms used
  • Regional and State contacts for programs listed
  • Additional resources
  • Charts showing grant eligibility and four-year funding levels for all programs.

Volume I of The Federal Grants Manual for Youth Programs is available for $49 (384 pages); Volume II for $79 (500 pages). The two-volume set is available for $120 with discounts for multiple orders. Contact IYD at 703-471-8750 or visit http://www.youthdevelopment.org/booklist.asp?Category= Reference for more information.

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