My Brother’s Keeper Intro Vanishes. This week two important stakeholders in the Black community wrote to the Department of Justice on a rule change that prevents them from getting the largest amount of funding for mentoring at risk youth. In the wake of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative both stakeholders brought up the initiative in their letters. At the top of the RFP (or request for proposal) application was a box referencing My Brother’s Keeper.
On April 28, 2014 – 100 Black Men of America, Inc. President Michael J. Brown wrote DOJ on a new rule for a mentoring grant that made it impossible for 100 Black Men to compete for the grant. The letter mentioned My Brother’s Keeper.
On April 29, 2014 – National Urban League President Marc Morial wrote a letter to DOJ on the same issue. The letter mentioned My Brother’s Keeper.
On April 30, 2014 –The My Brother’s Keeper language on at the top of the grant application vanished.
My Brother’s Keeper Intro Vanishes on DOJ Mentoring Grant Application. A youth mentoring grant application posted by the Department of Justice website carried a intro at top in reference to My Brother’s Keeper. My Brother’s Keeper was announced by President Obama in February. Details are due in June.