November 1, 2023
Oneida County Youth Bureau Seeks 2024 Grant Applications
County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the Oneida County Youth Bureau is accepting 2024 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 nonprofit organizations and municipalities for youth-oriented programs that offer delinquency prevention, recreation and positive youth development opportunities.
The four 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.
- Youth Sports and Education Opportunity Funding (YSEF) for non-profit agencies and cities, towns and villages to support and provide sports programs for underserved children and youth under the age of 18. Funded programs must provide a variety of sports for a broad range of youth in under-resourced communities.
- Youth Team Sports (YTS) for non-profit agencies or community-based organizations to support youth team sports programs for underserved children and youth under the age of 18. YTS is grounded in the principles of positive youth development. It is intended to provide support to local team sports programs across New York State in communities where such programs may be scarce or under-resourced. YTS has a sole focus on team sports. For the purposes of YTS, a “team sport” is defined as an organized physical activity in which groups of two or more individuals are in competition or more opposing individuals.
Proposals are due via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business on December 8, 2023.
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 www.ocgov.net/youth-bureau. Questions and assistance can be directed to Karen Pensero-Shanley of the Youth Bureau at 315-798-5027 or email@example.com.