Youth Development Program (YDP)

The Rockland County Youth Bureau annually grants funding to community-based organizations and municipalities providing positive youth development programs throughout Rockland County. This funding is through New York State Office of Children and Family Services. Each contracted agency/municipality is required to show performance measures which provide data to display the quantitative and qualitative impact agencies are making in the lives of youth. In addition, all programs funded by the RCYB are monitored annually to ensure youth are receiving the highest level of quality programming available.

To be eligible for Youth Bureau funding, organizations 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. Community-based organizations and local municipalities that provide direct services to youth are eligible for this 50% reimbursable funding for recreation and delinquency prevention programs.  The agency or municipality must supply the match.

Funded programs are selected through a competitive Request for Proposals process. The RCYB's volunteer advisory board of youth and adult community members are responsible for reviewing, scoring and making allocation recommendations for grant proposals submitted in response to Requests for Proposals. The Board members also assist with onsite monitoring of funded agencies and researching funding sources.


2021 YDP Funded Agencies and Municipalities

• CANDLE, Inc. - iThink Program
• CANDLE, Inc. - Too Good For Drugs Program
• CANDLE, Inc. - Youth Pride Initiative
• Chiku Awali African Dance, Arts & Culture, Inc. - Excellent Life Skills Enrichment Program
• EPIC, Inc. - Pregnant and Parenting Teen Support
• Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center - After School Program
• Mental Health Association of Rockland - Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
• RCADD, Inc. – Girls Circle/Boys Council
• Rockland 21st Century Collaborative - Parent Child Home Program
• Rockland County YMCA - North Rockland Enrichment Program
• Rockland County YMCA – Nyack After School Program
• Town of Stony Point Police Department - Youth Police Academy
• VCS, Inc. - Families in Need of Support (FINS)
• Village of Haverstraw - Project S.H.I.F.T.
• Village of Haverstraw - Project SNUG