YTEP Small Grants
The City of Eugene Youth and Teen Empowerment Program (YTEP), established in 2022, is beginning by building bridges with community organizations doing the important work of empowering teens. Recognizing that many once-thriving programs have been put on pause because of the pandemic; this Small Grants Program is intended to reactivate past teen programs as well as build partnerships to create new opportunities for teen empowerment.
Two kinds of grants are available to support programs running between July 2022 – June 2023:
- YTEP Small Financial Grants - Provides small grants of up to $4,000 to support youth and teen empowerment activities. A limited number of financial grants are available to assist in creating successful and sustainable programs.
- YTEP In-kind Support - Provides support in the form of marketing, facilities, transportation, equipment and materials.
Deadline for submissions was 3 p.m., April 11, 2022
Eligibility & Grant Use
Groups must be a registered non-profit or work with a non-profit umbrella organization, must be willing to sign a Community and Program Partnership MOU, and all staff who work with youth and teens must pass a Level 1 background check.
Examples of how grants can be used:
- Types of programs: summer camp, afterschool, workshop, mentorship, internship, community service, academic support, leadership, job training, personal empowerment, civic participation, coming of age, etc.
- Lower or eliminate costs to participate
- Increase program hours
- Special events or activities
- New initiatives
Examples of how financial grants cannot be used:
- Administrative wages
- Transportation expenses (i.e. fuel, car/bus rental, etc.)
- Gifts or parties for staff
- Personal equipment, phone bills
- Fundraising activities
- Publication and distribution of promotional items (posters, signs, flyers)
- Read the tabs on eligibility, timeline and selection process to learn more about the YTEP Small Grants.
- Prepare before filling out your application by reviewing the list of questions (PDF).
- Fill out the YTEP Small Grants Application. We are taking applications now. Applications must be submitted by 3 p.m. PST on April 11, 2022 to be considered. You may save your progress and return at a later date by making an account.
Accepting Applications: March 1
Application Deadline: 3 p.m., April 11
Winners Announced: May 20
Funds Dispersed: June 15
Applications will first be screened to determine eligibility based on the eligibility criteria.
Applications will then be distributed to three selection committees:
- Youth and Teen Empowerment Program Working Group
- Resolve Youth Leadership Council
- Recreation Equity and Inclusion Committee
The committees will rate the proposals on a scale of 1-10 based on:
- Economic viability and accessibility to participate
- Alignment to teen interests
- Commitment to equity and inclusion
- Ability to address these three impacts:
- Youth adopt healthy lifestyles resulting in decreased youth violence and risk-related behaviors.
- Youth grow up safely and access their best possible future.
- Youth develop skills for building meaningful and healthy relationships while experiencing inclusion and belonging.
Committees will come together to make the final selection based on point ratings with any draws differing to the Resolve Youth Leadership Council selection.