Youth Bureau Seeks Grant Applications for 2015 to Operate High-Quality Youth Programs

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that the Oneida County Youth Bureau is accepting proposals from interested non-profit organizations and cities, towns and villages that would like the opportunity to provide youth-oriented programs that offer delinquency prevention, recreation and positive youth development opportunities during 2015.

“The youth of our community are our future. The Oneida County Youth Bureau has the responsibility to allocate funding from the New York State Office of Children and Family Services in the ways that will best meet the needs we have identified locally,” Picente said. “This annual opportunity to request funding allows new agencies and our cities, towns and villages to seek funding for new programs, and allows the agencies, cities, towns and villages that have been running successful programs to continue their fine work.”

Two categories of funding are available:

  • The Youth Development Program (YDP) funding is for non-profit agencies and cities, towns and villages that operate a youth development program that provides direct services to youth. The state will reimburse 100% of its qualified expenditures, subject to available appropriations and exclusive of federal funding.
  • The Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) funding is for non-profit agencies that provide crisis and transitional living services. A 40% agency match is required.