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2018 Teen Services Grant

Grants to Yolo County, California Nonprofits for
Youth Leadership Development in the City of Davis

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City of Davis - Parks and Community Services Department

Deadline Date:

10/18/17 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants ranging from $500 to $10,000 to Yolo County, California nonprofit organizations for youth leadership programs in the City of Davis. Organizations will provide innovative opportunities for teens (ages 12-18) to receive leadership skills development and mentorship.

The City of Davis Teen Services Grant Program allocates funding to a wide variety of programs and services that promote, support, and assist local community organizations in providing creative opportunities for teens to receive mentorship and leadership skills that are founded upon the framework of the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets for youth 12 to 18 years of age. This framework, first introduced in 1990, is based on extensive research in the areas of positive youth development, prevention and resiliency.

Applications will be evaluated based upon the applicant’s compliance with the Teen Service Grant criteria and guidelines, the overall quality of the proposed program or service and its correlation to the 40 Developmental Assets, the application’s completeness, the proposed project’s feasibility, and the benefit to the designated teen population and community.

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GrantWatch ID#: 138377

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may apply for grant awards starting at $500 and up to a maximum of $10,000 each year.

Applicants may only apply for grant amounts not to exceed 50% of their annual operating budget.

Term of Contract:

All funded program/services can begin anytime after receiving City Council approval and signed funding contracts in December 2017. All 2018 funded programs/services must be completed by December 31, 2018.

Generally, grants will be made on an annual basis. Prior funding does not indicate that the City would provide continued funding in subsequent years. It is not the intent of the City that these grant funds be used as annual funding for the grantees.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

At time of application submittal, organizations must meet all of the Funding Eligibility Criteria:

-Be a Yolo County based 501(c)(3) organization in good standing in the State of California
-Be in operation for a minimum of three years at the time an application for funding is submitted
-Demonstrate that a minimum of 75% of the organization’s target market (i.e. participants, members) are Davis residents between the ages of 12-18 years
-Demonstrate that the applying organization fosters opportunities for teens to hold responsible leadership positions within the organization
-Demonstrate financial hardship by providing copies of annual operating budget and their most recent IRS 990 reporting form

All program/services funded by the Teen Services Grant program must take place in the City of Davis.

The City is unable to provide funding support for the following programs/services or other uses:

-For general administrative and/or overhead costs that are not directly associated to the proposed project
-For construction or renovation of facilities and purchases of property
-For purchase of permanent equipment
-For those programs, events or activities that are considered religious in nature
-For those programs, events or activities that are considered lobbying events/activities to influence opinions regarding specific legislation and/or candidates
-For the sub-leasing of facility use to alternative organizations other than the applying organization
-For facility uses which benefit another organization other than the applying organization through fundraising or other means

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants are encouraged to match the requested grant funds with other funding sources (i.e.
donations, fundraisers, earned revenues, and other grants).

Applicants are encouraged to discuss proposals with Anne Marquez, Community Services Supervisor early in your planning process. Applicants who generally discuss proposed program/services with staff are usually able to improve a proposal's competitiveness.

Application Timeline:

October 18: Applications Due by 5:00 PM. Applications must be received by the deadline. (Postmarks, emails or facsimiles are not acceptable).

November 15: Recommendations for 2018 Teen Service Grant Funding - Preliminary recommendations for funding will be presented to the Recreation and Park Commission.

December 5: Final Recommendations for 2018 Teen Service Grant Funding – Funding recommendations from the Recreation and Park Commission will be presented to the City Council for final approval. Funds would be available upon City Council approval and signed funding contracts.

More information about the 40 Developmental Assets is available at:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Anne Marquez, Community Services Supervisor

Teen Services Grant Program
City of Davis
Parks & Community Services Department
23 Russell Blvd., Suite 5
Davis CA 95616

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USA: California: City of Davis