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April 17, 2006

Youth Bureau Will Award Mini-Grants for Youth Projects

The Oswego City-County Youth Bureau has a small amount of funding remaining in their “mini-grant” program to support non-sectarian projects that provide activities for youth during hours when school is not in session.

According to Kathleen Fenlon, director of the Youth Bureau, the mini-grants provide an opportunity for community organizations to offer “time-limited projects which address the diverse interests of youth.” Fenlon said the Youth Bureau Board of Directors recently awarded 11 mini-grants to community organizations that provide a broad range of activities throughout Oswego County. A small amount of funding remains for new proposals that have not been previously considered.

Applications received by Friday, May 5 will be considered for funding at a Youth Bureau board meeting to be held later in May.

Not-for-profit organizations, including agencies, schools, libraries, municipalities, associations, and churches may apply for funding. Organizations are encouraged to involve youth in the planning and implementation of the project.

Projects must be completed by the end of 2006 and must provide a direct service to children and families residing in Oswego County. For an application package or more information, contact Brian Chetney at the youth bureau at 349-3451 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 3451.

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