The Broome County Youth Bureau works with those who work with youth, by supporting local community-based organizations who provide a wide variety of services, supports and opportunities for children and youth throughout our community.
Our support consists of:
We strive to work together, as a community, to provide the best possible services, supports and opportunities to all Broome County children and youth. We believe in and advocate for the adoption of strong regulations and policies that will better serve our youth. We are actively involved in the promotion of positive health and development of all Broome County youth and the provision of safe and accessible services, supports and opportunities to children, youth and their families.
The Youth Bureau plays an important role in the community by encouraging and facilitating collaboration in assessing the needs of children and youth.
We do this by:
The Youth Bureau also provides technical assistance and training in Advancing Youth Development, Runaway & Homeless Youth Program Certification and Youth Program Quality Assessment program management and monitoring.
2016 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS:
The Broome County Youth Bureau is pleased to announce the anticipated availability of New York State Office of Children & Family Services Youth Development Funds for calendar year 2016. These funds will be made available by Broome County to those serving the needs of youth in Broome County. Typical grants in the past ranged from $100 to $20,000.
This RFP is being released to solicit proposals from qualified non-profit organizations and municipalities interested in establishing or expanding or continuing programs that will provide services and positive youth development opportunities for youth in our community. Programs can target youth ages 0 – 21 years old.
The Youth Bureau is interested in Programs that address the New York State Touchstones*. This year, programs must have measurable outcomes and address areas of need.
As previously communicated, the State no longer will set aside Youth Development Funds specifically for municipalities. Municipalities who wish to be considered for these funds must respond to this RFP.
There a simplified set of forms for those agencies/municipalities that are requesting $5,000 or less, (the EZ5k). The more comprehensive set of forms will be used for those requesting funds in excess of $5,000.
All grantees will be required to file various additional reports with the Youth Bureau and be visited by Youth Bureau staff and/or Youth Bureau Advisory Board members.
*For more information on these Touchstones please see: http://www.nyskwic.org/about_kwic/touchstones.cfm
All applications must be received by the Broome County Youth Bureau no later than 4:00 PM on Thursday, March 10, 2016.
REQUIRED FORMS AND INFORMATION:
The Youth Bureau Advisory Board holds regular meetings, open to the public. Meetings are generally held on the third Tuesday of the month, at 12:15pm, at the Broome County Health Department, Binghamton, NY. Meeting date/time/place is subject to change; anyone wishing to attend a meeting is advised to confirm by calling (607)778-2193.