Broome County Youth Bureau


The Broome County Youth Bureau's mission is to work together to promote and encourage the development of a comprehensive system of services, supports and opportunities for children and youth through planning, funding, coordination, evaluation, and advocacy.


The Broome County Youth Bureau is pleased to announce the availability of New York State Office of Children and Family Services Youth Development Program (YDP) funds, Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) funds, Youth Team Sports(YTS) and Youth Sports and Education (YSEF) funds. The Broome County Youth Bureau is accepting Request for Proposals (RFP) from interested non-profit community-based organizations, cities, towns, and villages who wish to apply for 2024-2025 Youth Development Program (YDP), Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY), Youth Team Sports (YTS) and Youth Sports and Education (YSEF) funding through NYS Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS).

Programs that address specific areas of need identified by the Youth Bureau will be awarded additional points during the review process. These areas include school-based positive youth development, after school community-based positive youth development, mentoring, juvenile diversion, youth sports, and runaway and homeless youth programs. Municipalities should apply for one total funding request for ALL programming.

Funding available from: 

  • New York State Office of Children and Family Services Youth Development Program Grant (YDP)  
  • New York State Office of Children and Family Services Runaway and Homeless Shelter Part 2 (RHYA)  
  • New York State Office of Children and Family Services Youth Sports and Education Funding  (YSEF) 
  • New York State Office of Children and Family Services Youth Team Sports and Funding  (YTS) 

ONE Hard Copy and ONE Electronic Copy of the following documents are required to be considered for a Broome County Youth Bureau Grant Application:

  • Program Fillable Coversheet 
  • Program Budget Summary
  • 2024-2025 Broome County Youth Bureau Grant Application Form (Over $5,000) OR EZ Fill Broome County Youth Bureau Grant Application (Under $5,000)
  • Universal Application for Youth Sports Funding (only if applying for YTS or YSEF)
  • OCFS- 5001
  • OCFS- 5002
  • OCFS- 5003
  • New Applicants-W9 Form & Proof of 501c3 Status

 

To be considered the above documents must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. July 15, 2024, to:

Broome County Parks, Recreation and Youth Services Department 

60 Hawley Street  P.O. Box 1766  Binghamton, NY 13902  

Electronic copies can be sent to bcparks@broomecountyny.gov or  amanda.florance@broomecountyny.gov       

Deadline for applications is July 15, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.  

 

For any questions please contact the Broome County Youth Bureau at (607)778-3560 or amanda.florance@broomecountyny.gov 


RFP 2025 Documents

Youth Development Program Guidelines 

Youth Sports & Education and Youth Team Sports Funding Guidelines

Program Fillable Coversheet 

Request for Proposal (Requesting over $5,000)

EZ 5K Form (Requesting under $5,000)

Universal Application for Youth Sports Funding (only required for those apply for YTS or YSEF) 

OCFS 5001 Form 

OCFS 5002 Form

OCFS 5003 Form 


The Broome County Youth Bureau works with agencies who work with youth, by supporting local community-based organizations which provide a wide variety of services, supports and opportunities for youth throughout our community.

Our support consists of:

  • funding and resources
  • coordination and planning
  • technical assistance and training
  • research and evaluation resources
  • advocacy at state and local levels

We strive to work together, as a community, to provide the best possible services, supports and opportunities to all Broome County 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 youth and their families.

The Broome County Youth Bureau is a member of the Association of New York State Youth Bureaus

Youth Services Directory

PLANNING / COORDINATION

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:

  • Convening local community planning groups
  • Identifying problems and developing coordinated strategies
  • Promoting private and public partnerships in planning by bringing together towns, villages, cities, social agencies and private citizens
  • Coordinating a comprehensive service system for Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY)
  • Supporting a local diversion system for youth identified as Persons In Need of Supervision (PINS)

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.

FUNDING

The Broome County Youth Bureau administers funding in the following categories: 

  • State Funding: New York State Office of Children and Family Services Youth Development Program (YDP)
  • State Funding: New York State Office of Children and Family Services Runaway Homeless Youth Act (RHYA)
  • State Funding: New York State Office of Children and Family Services Youth Sports and Education Funding (YSEF) 

MEETINGS

The Youth Bureau Advisory Board holds regular meetings, open to the public. Meetings are generally held quarterly, on the third Wednesday of the month, at 12:00 p.m., at the Broome County Health Department, Front St., Binghamton, NY. Meeting date/time/place is subject to change; anyone wishing to attend is advised to confirm the next scheduled meeting by calling 607.778.2193  or by emailing bcparks@broomecountyny.gov 

INFORMATION

You may contact the Youth Bureau at (607)778-2193 for complete list of funded programs! 

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Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Forms 

This section of the Youth Bureau website contains all the forms required from contracted agencies receiving funding from the Broome County Youth Bureau or applying for funding. You can also find these forms and many others by visiting: ocfs.ny.gov

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