Funding and Scholarships
The Rockland County Youth Bureau supports a variety of contracted programs designed to provide quality comprehensive services to Rockland's children and youth. In addition, the County Youth Bureau coordinates all youth services in Rockland and serves as an information and referral center. Youth Bureau staff provides technical assistance to organizations and municipalities in the areas of:
- Program development
- Program management
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Financial planning
- Accessing public and private funding
All services provided through the Youth Bureau are free of charge.
The Rockland County Youth Bureau, through New York State Office of Children and Family Services, allocates funding to agencies in Rockland working directly with children and youth.
Funding falls into the following categories:
Youth Development Delinquency Prevention (YDDP)
Community-based organizations and local municipalities are eligible for this 50% reimbursable funding for recreation and delinquency prevention programs. The agency or municipality must supply the match.
Special Delinquency Prevention Program (SDPP)
Community-based organizations are eligible for this 100% reimbursable funding for delinquency prevention programs for targeted youth.
QUALIFYING FOR FUNDS
To be eligible for Youth Bureau funding, an organization must be incorporated as a not-for-profit agency under the laws of the State of New York and have tax-exempt status in accordance with the IRS Code.
Organizations seeking Youth Bureau funding must respond to Request for Proposals (RFPs) issued by the Bureau. This is an open and competitive process.