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Jail Mentoring Grant Program

Grants to Illinois and Indiana Community Agencies for New or
Established Prison Mentorship Programs in the Wabash Valley

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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United Way of the Wabash Valley Substance Use Disorders Council (UWWV SUD)

Conf. Date:

12/11/19

LOI Date:

11/22/19

Deadline Date:

01/24/20 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $25,000 per year to Illinois and Indiana community agencies for new or established prison mentorship programs in the Wabash Valley. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to applying. Funding is intended to develop, expand, or sustain quality jail mentorship programs, with a focus on substance use and an aim to support and prepare inmates for sobriety and reentry into society. Eligible areas are Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo Counties in Indiana and Clark County in Illinois.

The program will impact low-income populations by investing in efforts intended to reduce the number of substance-use-disorder-related arrest records, substance use-disorder-related Department of Child Services removal records, as well as measurement of key family statistics related to youth substance use provided by the Indiana Youth Survey. 

The UWWV SUD believes that growth in evidence-based jail mentorship programs will positively impact these measurements. Substance use jail mentoring programs help reduce inmate costs by teaching, coaching, and supporting those incarcerated so that the risk of recidivism is reduced. Mentoring is often thought to provide prosocial benefits, including access to a reliable listener and association with someone who is outside of one’s existing social network. These programs help some of the most vulnerable citizens—individuals who have severe and persistent mental illness and substance use disorders as well as criminal records— with the necessary supports for success in reentry.

The Substance Use Disorders Council will measure contributing outcomes of Wabash Valley wide substance use-related arrests and Department of Child Services substance use-related child removal cases. To contribute to success in these outcomes, this grant is requiring accomplishment of one of the following outputs:

  1. Increased capacity (can include increased clients and/or increased mentors) in an existing jail substance use-related mentorship program; Or
  2. Creation of a new jail substance use-related mentorship program

For information about program work plan requirements, see: https://uwwv.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/UWWV-Jail-Mentoring-RFP.pdf#page=5

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187205

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$100,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants will be allowed to apply for up to a maximum of $25,000 (per year) for investment in 2020 and 2021.

Term of Contract:

For investment in 2020 and 2021 (24 calendar months from grant start date).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

United Way of the Wabash Valley Substance Use Disorders Council (UWWV SUD) invites applications from:
1. Current community agencies operating an evidence-based jail mentorship program for adults and/or juveniles in Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion or Vigo Counties in Indiana or in Clark County, Illinois;
2. Community agencies seeking to start an evidence-based jail mentorship program for adults and/or juveniles in Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion or Vigo Counties in Indiana or in Clark County, Illinois.

Pre-proposal Conference:

And LOI & Stewardship Package Meeting will be held on November 7, 2019, at 5:00 PM. Organizations interested in submitting an LOI application are highly encouraged to attend:
United Way of the Wabash Valley
100 S. 7th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47803

Please RSVP to Mark Johnson if attending (see details in Contact Information, below).

An application meeting will be held at 5:00 PM, on December 11, 2019. Online application orientation and training and how to submit electronically through United Way’s eCImpact system will be discussed. This meeting is highly encouraged. Please RSVP to Mark Johnson if attending.

Pre-Application Information:

Letters of Intent must be submitted by November 22, 2019, 4:00 PM

Timeline:
- Grant announcement. Solicitation for required Letter of Intent (LOI): October 21, 2019
- LOI and Stewardship Package Meeting, 5:00 PM: November 7, 2019
- LOI / Stewardship Package is due to UWWV, by 4:00 PM: November 22, 2019
- Notification of application status. Only approved submissions will proceed beyond this point: By December 6, 2019
- Application meeting at 5:00 PM. On-line application orientation and training and how to submit electronically through United Way’s eCImpact system: December 11, 2019
- Grant application period: December 11, 2019 - January 24, 2020
- Full application electronic submission, by 4:00 PM: January 24, 2020.
- Review of applications - January 27, 2020: February 21, 2020
- Notification of awards: By March 27, 2020
- Funding period begins: April 1, 2020
- Progress report due: September 7, 2020

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://agency.e-cimpact.com/login.aspx?org=16630U

To RSVP for workshops and to receive access to E-Cimpact to upload an application contact:
Mark Johnson, Community Impact Director
United Way of the Wabash Valey
100 S. 7th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807
812.235.6287
mjohnson@uwwv.org

Grant Coverage Areas:

Wabash Valley

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois: Clark County;   Indiana: Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion or Vigo Counties

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