November 14, 2022

Oneida County Youth Bureau Seeks 2023 Grant Applications

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County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the Oneida County Youth Bureau is accepting 2023 grant applications for high-quality youth programs.

“Our 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 allows agencies and our cities, towns and villages to seek funding for new programs, and allows those who have been running successful programs to continue their fine work.”

The Youth Bureau is accepting proposals from interested non-profit organizations and municipalities for youth-oriented programs that offer delinquency prevention, recreation and positive youth development opportunities.

The two available funding categories are:

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

Proposals are due via email by close of business on December 23, 2022.

“Oneida County has many outstanding organizations that have and can provide quality services for our youth,” said Youth Bureau Director Kevin Green. “The Youth Bureau looks forward to working with the agencies, cities, towns and villages as they provide safe, positive and innovative programming to our youth.”

Funded programs must meet guidelines established by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. The guidelines and forms necessary to prepare and submit proposals can be accessed online at Questions and assistance can be directed to Karen Pensero-Shanley of the Youth Bureau at 315-798-5027.

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