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May 7, 2007

Youth Bureau Announces June 8 Deadline for 'Mini-Grant' Applications

The Oswego City-County Youth Bureau is in the second phase of its 2007 mini-grant program. Funding will be awarded to community organizations that provide non-sectarian activities for youth during hours when school is not in session.

Kathleen Fenlon, director of the Youth Bureau, said the Youth Bureau Board of Directors recently awarded nine mini-grants to community organizations that provide a broad range of activities spread throughout Oswego County. They include the Art Association of Oswego for arts education workshops in Oswego City parks, the Big Brother-Big Sister program in Central Square for an event for elementary and high school youth, and to the Fulton YMCA for “midnight madness” events for middle school students.

“These are examples of mini-grants that provide an opportunity for community organizations to offer time-limited projects that address diverse interests of youth,” said Fenlon. “The mini-grant awards are distributed geographically throughout Oswego County, and serve young children up through teenagers.”

The Youth Bureau Board intends to award two more rounds of mini-grants. Applications for the second phase are due June 8. Awards will be made by June 30. Projects must be completed by the end of 2007 and must provide a direct service to children and families residing in Oswego County.

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.

For an application package, or for more information, contact Brian Chetney at 349-3451 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 3451 or visit the Youth Bureau section of the Oswego county Web site at www.oswegocounty.com/youth/index.html.


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