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September 4, 2007

Youth Bureau Holds Bidder's Conferences Sept. 17 for State Funding Applications

Not-for-profit organizations have until Oct. 10 to apply for grant funds through the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

“These state grant funds are allocated annually by the Youth Bureau board of directors to not-for-profit agencies,” said Youth Bureau Director Kathleen Fenlon. “Youth Development Delinquency Prevention (YDDP) funds are intended to support services that provide opportunities for positive youth development and help youth attain the developmental assets needed to grow up to be competent, caring and healthy adults.”

A separate amount of state funding, through the Special Delinquency Prevention Program (SDPP), supports services that are aimed at keeping youth from becoming involved in the juvenile justice system or being chronically dependent on the human services system.

New applicants must attend a bidder's conference before submitting an application. Youth Bureau staff will review the application guidelines and assist the applicant with starting the application process. Bidder's conferences will be held at 3 p.m. and at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 in the Youth Bureau conference room, 70 Bunner St., Oswego.

Programs supported by the state Office of Children and Family Services cannot charge a fee for participation. For further information, those interested can contact Brian Chetney at the Youth Bureau at 349-3451 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 3451.

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