The Rockland County Youth Bureau is offering January training sessions for local groups interested in applying for funding through the State Office of Children and Family Services' Local Assistance Resource Allocation Package. The Youth Bureau Board of Directors has identified new funding priority areas for 2012. In addition, the Board will give extra consideration to those applications that target the county's hardest to reach and highest risk young people and those applications that are collaborative grant submissions.
All agencies that plan to apply for 2012 funding through the Youth Bureau will be required to attend a mandatory training session on the application process. Only agencies that attend will be able to apply. The will be offering two sessions of the training: Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Rockland BOCES Conference Center, Building 10, 65 Parrott Road, West Nyack.
The application process will be extremely competitive. It is anticipated that funding through NYS Office of Children and Family Services will be reduced by as much as 25 perent.
Agencies applying for funding must be community-based organizations that are private, not-for-profit corporations. Public agencies can receive grants only when it is documented that private organizations are not available to serve communities in need.
The Rockland County Youth Bureau is committed to its continued advocacy on behalf of the children, youth and families of Rockland County and to the support of those agencies that provide invaluable services to our residents.
For more information, please contact Assistant Director Marianne McCarney-Haesche at 845-638-5166. To reserve a seat at the training, please contact Diane LePre at 845-638-5378.