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. Youth Development programs have included mentoring, summer programs, after school activities, STEM programs, supports for at risk youth and a variety of creative ways for youth to engage in productive activities. There are two sources of funding available to provide Youth Development Programs, each requiring applicants to explain how they will meet the parameters of the funding.
Youth Sports funding to date has included geocaching and archery. Availability of funding is determined through the NYS Office of Children and Family Services.
Agencies may use funds to cover all the program activities or to offset the overall cost. Separate and distinct Request for Proposals (RFP) processes are announced as funds are made available. Agencies may apply at the Purchasing webpage and follow the Purchasing Department bidding process. Timelines for submission are included in each RFP. This is not a rolling application process. It is recommended that entities interested in learning more about the release of an RFP register with Purchasing to receive announcements directly as well as sign up for information sessions made available through the Youth Bureau.