Grants from Polk County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council available to nonprofits serving at-risk youth

The Polk County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council has funds available for fiscal year 2019-2020 for nonprofits with programs beginning on or after July 1, 2019 that serve delinquent and at-risk youth.

Organizations interested in applying for funds must contact N.C. Dept. of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Consultant Megan Webster at (828) 296-4774 to schedule an appointment to attend a mandatory meeting at 9 a.m., Friday, Feb. 22 at Steps to HOPE in Columbus. Interested nonprofits should RSVP to Webster by Thursday, Feb 21.

The use of these funds in Polk County requires a local match of 20%. Any public or private nonprofit may apply for these funds. The program types specified are Community Service Restitution, Interpersonal Skills Building, Substance Abuse Assessment /Treatment, Temporary Shelter, Tutoring/ Academic Enhancement, Psychological, Assessment, Family Skill Building, Sex Offenders Assessment/Treatment, Crisis Counseling, Temporary Foster Care, Day Reporting, Experimental Skill Building, Teen Court and Vocational Developments.

Programs should address the following concerns a reported in the Needs Assessments for
Adjudicated Youth – substance abuse, mental health needs, peer relationships, family issues and school behavior issues.

To apply, nonprofits must complete and submit an application online by accessing NC ALLIES. Application instructions are available at https://cp.ncdjjdp.org/CP/. The deadline to apply is 3 p.m., Friday, March 29. After submitting the application electronically, organizations should print and submit one hard copy to Steps to HOPE at 60 Ward St. in Columbus or mail it to P.O. Box 518, Columbus, N.C., 28722.

Private nonprofits are also required to submit “No Overdue” tax forms, conflict of interest
statements and proof of their 501(c)(3) status.