The Erie County Youth Bureau invites youth serving, not for profit agencies in Erie County to apply for grants for summer programs, traditionally know as “Summer Primetime”. Applying for a Primetime grant involves utilization of a “Request for Proposal” (RFP) process. The RFP is announced via public notice, email, the Erie County website, and the Erie County Youth Bureau website. All important dates and deadlines are included in the RFP.
The Primetime program is aimed at giving youth positive experiences during the ten week summer recess, a time when youth do not have the structure that schools offer throughout the academic year. Programs are asked to operate from 12:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Monday through Saturday, and to serve at-risk youth between 6-18 years of age. Prioritized program areas include: academic enrichment; cultural enrichment (arts, music, science); career enrichment; youth leadership, community service, and civic engagement; and gang and violence prevention. Supervised recreation may serve as a component of a program, but cannot be a program by itself.
If your agency is approved for a Primetime grant from the Erie County Youth Bureau, you will be required to provide a revised program budget (5005) and revised program details/calendar reflecting your award amount*. This budget form, along with the related technical assistance, can be found in the “Forms” section, or by clicking here.
*Only necessary for agencies receiving an award lower than the requested amount.
Funded agencies are required to comply with OCFS and Youth Bureau policies and procedures, and turn in both a program summary (including statistics) and final expenditure report (including financial backup documentation) within thirty days of completion of the program. Funded agencies will also be monitored unannounced by Youth Bureau staff and Youth Board members.