Programs and agencies are awarded Youth Development Program funding by the Madison County Youth Board to provide services, opportunities and supports for children and youth in Madison County. Programs have included mentoring, recreation, summer programs, after school activities, STEM programs, supports for at risk youth and a variety of creative ways for youth to engage with each other and their community. Programs may cover all the program activities or are used to offset the overall cost.
There are three sources of funding available to community agencies to provide Youth Development Programs through submission of an application through the Request for Proposals (RFP) process. Each funding stream requires programs to explain how they will meet the parameters of the funding.
Madison County funds: for programs that run through the full year
Office of Children and Family Services: for shorter term programs that run less than the full year - seasonal
Youth Sports and Education Opportunity Funding - for programs focused on sports