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Mentoring at Risk and Rural Youth

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), in partnership with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), requests new applications for Mentoring at Risk and Rural Youth (MARRY), a new competitive grant program. The mission of the MARRY program is to expand opportunities for 1) rural youth, 2) juvenile justice-involved youth, and 3) youth at risk of juvenile justice involvement to receive mentoring services through 4-H programming. 

MARRY was developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), OJJDP, in support of OJJDP’s priority to address the challenges and barriers to success that many juvenile justice-involved youth encounter as well as to increase access to mentoring services for at-risk and rural youth. 

The technical assistance webinar related to this FY 2024 funding opportunity will be scheduled soon. Please visit again for more information.

Dates may vary. Please see RFA for exact details.
Reasonable Accommodation
If you need a reasonable accommodation to access information related to this grant opportunity, please contact the Information Contact listed on this page no later than ten (10) days before the closing date.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for the webinar or event related to this grant opportunity, please contact the event host.
Language Access Services
NIFA offers language access services, such as interpretation and translation of vital information, free of charge. If you need interpretation or translation services, please visit NIFA Language Access Services and request service no later than ten (10) days before the closing date.
More Information on Eligibility

Applications will only be accepted if submitted by Cooperative Extension at Land-grant College or University, including 1862, 1890, and 1994 Institutions. Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply, provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project.

Applicants for the Mentoring at Risk and Rural Youth (MARRY) must meet all the requirements discussed in this RFA. Failure to meet the eligibility criteria by the application deadline may result in exclusion from consideration or, preclude NIFA from making an award. For those new to Federal financial assistance, NIFA’s Grants Overview provides highly recommended information about grants and other resources to help understand the Federal awards process.

Posted Date
Closing Date
Contact for Electronic Access Problems
Funding Opportunity Number
Assistance Listing Number
Estimated Total Program Funding
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement
No Matching Requirement
Range of Awards
$308,333 - $358,333

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