The Division of Youth Services administers funds for the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). There is an annual request for proposal and application. Program years runs from January 1 to December 31, and the availability of OCFS funding is announced for specific dates. To request the Request for Proposal packet, call 845-486-3024. The Dutchess County Youth Board and Coordinating Council (YBCC) recommends the contract agencies and allocations to the County Executive.
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.
Below is the list of documents required for funding consideration. PLEASE NOTE: funding for 2019 is now closed.
For information about 2019 funding awards and questions about how to apply for 2020 funding, please contact: June Ellen Notaro, Director of Youth Services.