The Dutchess County Division of Youth Services administers funds for the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). There is an annual request for proposals and applications for Youth Development Program (YDP) funding and Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) funding. The program year runs from January 1 to December 31.
Funded programs are selected through a competitive Request for Proposals process. The Dutchess County Youth Board and Coordinating Council is responsible for reviewing, scoring, and making allocation recommendations to the county executive for grant proposals.
Youth Development Program (YDP) funding targets services that promote safety, supportive relationships, and other positive assets by engaging and empowering youth. Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) funding targets youth who need temporary shelter or assistance with independent living skills.
Grant Portal Instructions:
Use this link to navigate to the Dutchess County Grant Portal where you can login to an existing account or create a new account: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=dc
Please only create one account per organization. You should consider using your organization’s general email and a shared password to be used by anyone within your organization who might work on an application within the grant portal, now or in the future.
Once at the Logon Page, follow instructions to “logon” or “create new account.”
The Dutchess County Grant Portal will open for the 2023 NYS OCFS Grant Application for YDP and RHYA funding on Monday, September 26, 2022. Applications are due by Monday, October 17, 2022 by 5:00 pm. Information on eligibility and how to apply is available in the 2023 NYS OCFS Grant Application Checklist for Dutchess County Youth Services
Please refer to the 2023 NYS OCFS Grant Application Checklist (.pdf) (.doc) for helpful information regarding the application process Dutchess County Youth Services.
Below is the list of documents needed for funding consideration.
PLEASE NOTE: Applications for the 2023 YDP and RHYA funding will be accepted starting Monday, September 26, 2022.
For information about how to apply for 2023 funding, please contact: Doreen E. Clifford, Youth Programs Analyst at email@example.com.