HSD Announces $842k in Funding for Youth Development and Educational Support

The Human Services Department announced today that it will make $842,000 available to fund youth development and educational support programming for youth who may otherwise be unsupervised. The Human Services Department is seeking applications from agencies interested in providing youth development and/or educational support for youth of color, McKinney Vento homeless students, immigrant/refugee youth, and low-income youth.

According to the Afterschool Alliance, each day 11.3 million school-age children in the United States are left home alone and unsupervised between 3 and 6pm. Youth development and educational support programming is an early prevention tool that provides at-risk youth constructive alternatives during out-of-school time. The Human Services Department funding is intended to create a safe and educational space to foster social connections, learn new skills, and provide support.

Six to eight proposals will be granted funding. The application deadline for this award is June 7, 2016 by 12:00 p.m.

Agencies interested in learning more about this funding opportunity are encouraged to attend one of the two following information sessions:

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Columbia Branch Public Library, Meeting Room
4721 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

Or; Thursday, May 12th, 2016
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Highpoint Branch Public Library Meeting Room
3411 SW Raymond Street, Seattle WA 98126

Please see the Human Services Department Funding Opportunities page for more information.