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Aug. 31, 2006

Youth Bureau Will Award Mini-Grants for Youth Activities

The Oswego City-County Youth Bureau has a small amount of mini-grant funding remaining 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” that address the diverse interests of youth.

Fenlon said that earlier this year the Youth Bureau board of directors awarded 13 mini-grants to community organizations that provide a broad range of activities spread throughout Oswego County.

“The projects that were funded engaged youth in the planning and implementation process, and were creative in offering a range of new activities,” she said.

A small amount of funding remains for new mini-grant applications which have not been previously considered. Not-for-profit organizations, including agencies, schools, libraries, municipalities, associations and churches may apply for funding. Organizations are encouraged to involve youth in planning and implementing the project.

Projects must be completed by the end of 2006 and must provide a direct service to children and families living in Oswego County. Applications received by Sept. 22 will be considered for funding at a Youth Bureau board meeting to be held in early October.

For a mini-grant application package or more information, contact Brian Chetney weekdays at the youth bureau, phone 349-3451 or 1-800-596-3200. ext. 3451.

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