The federal agencies that bring you FindYouthInfo.gov also provide funding to address youth issues. Below are descriptions of the agencies' major funding programs. We have provided links to funding information where available.
The Corporation is the nation's largest grantmaker supporting service and volunteering. The Corporation provides opportunities for young Americans to express their patriotism while addressing critical community needs.
The principal purpose of ONDCP is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation's drug control program. The goals of the program are to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking, drug-related crime and violence, and drug-related health consequences. To achieve these goals, the Director of ONDCP is charged with producing the National Drug Control Strategy.
USDA fosters positive youth development, supports rural and community development efforts and promotes healthy eating and nutrition. The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) advances knowledge for agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being, and communities by supporting research, education, and extension programs in the Land-Grant University System and other partner organizations. NIFA funds research, education, and extension at the state and local levels and provides program leadership in these areas. The Food and Nutrition Service administers the food and nutrition assistance programs within USDA. FNS provides children and needy families with better access to food and a more healthful diet through its programs and nutrition education efforts. Rural Development works to eliminate substandard housing from rural America by helping citizens buy, build, or rent decent housing. The division funds the growth and creation of rural businesses and cooperatives. Other Rural Development programs help communities build or improve utilities and facilities such as schools, health clinics, and fire stations.
The Department of Commerce has a broad mandate to advance economic growth and jobs and opportunities for the American people. It has cross cuttingresponsibilities in the areas of trade, technology, entrepreneurship, economic development, environmental stewardship and statistical research and analysis. It also houses the Census Bureau.
The mission of the Department of Defense is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country.
The mission of the Department of Education is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.
A number of divisions and offices within HHS support the health, public health, and human services needs of children and youth and their families, including the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Indian Health Service (IHS), and Office of Adolescent Health(OAH).
Youth are a large proportion of the residents of public housing developments. Divisions of HUD like Public and Indian Housing and Community Planning and Development provide a variety of supports to support children and youth, as well as their families.
Several agencies within the Department of Justice focus on issues related to youth, including the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office on Violence Against Women (OWV), and National Institute of Justice (NIJ). OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization, and helps to improve the juvenile justice system's ability to protect public safety, hold offenders accountable, and provide treatment and rehabilitative services tailored to juveniles and their families. OVW is responsible for coordination with other departments, agencies, and offices regarding all activities authorized or undertaken under the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 and the Violence Against Women Act of 2000. NIJ is the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Several agencies within the Department of Labor support youth employment and training efforts. The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) administers federal government job training and worker dislocation programs, federal grants to states for public employment service programs, and unemployment insurance benefits. These services are primarily provided through state and local workforce development systems. As part of their overall mission, the Office of Disability Employment Policy supports workforce development strategies for youth with disabilities.
The mission of the Department of Transportation is to serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration works to promote motor vehicle and highway safety by working to reduce impaired and distracted driving, as well as support driver education efforts.
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FindYouthInfo.gov is the U.S. government Web site that helps you create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help you assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs, and keep up-to-date on the latest, youth-related news.