The Broome County Youth Bureau is looking for groups, agencies and local governments that have ideas for combating homelessness among young people and advancing the well-being of youth.

Request for Proposals (RFP) are being accepted from interested non-profit, community-based organizations as well as cities, towns and villages for the 2023 Youth Development (YDP), Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) and Youth Sports and Education (YSEF) funding through NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS).

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Specific programs should be targeted in the areas of school-based positive youth development, after school community-based positive youth development, juvenile diversion, mentoring, homeless youth programs, sports and runaway programs.

Municipalities can apply one funding request for all the programming they are offering to young people.

The Youth Bureau says programs that are identified addressing specific need areas will be awarded additional points during the process of the review.

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Interested applicants need to submit two hard copies and one electronic copy of an Executive Summary, Program Budget Summary, the 2023 Broome County Youth bureau Grant Application Form for requests of over $5,000 or, for amounts under $5,000, the EZ Fill Broome County Youth Bureau Grant Application. Both of those forms can be found at www.gobroomecounty.com/bctb.

Applicants also need to provide two hard copies and one electronic submission of the following documents: OCFS-5001, OCFS-5002 and OCFS-5003.

All the required documents can be found at the Youth bureau website.

Documents must be submitted to the Broome County Parks, Recreation and Youth Services Department at 60 Hawley Street, P.O. Box 1766, Binghamton, NY 13902 by 3 p.m. Friday, October 28.

Questions can be directed to the Broome County Youth Bureau at (607) 778-2193 or bcparks@broomecountyny.gov.

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