Baltimore Community Groups Learn How to Apply for Youth Funding

Baltimore Community Groups Learn How to Apply for Youth Funding

The gymnasium at Reginald F. Lewis High School was filled Saturday with people with ideas on how to improve the lives of Baltimore’s young people.

And they were all hoping to tap into the $12 million Baltimore Children and Youth Fund to turn those ideas into fruition.

The youth fund is a pool of money, first proposed by Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young and approved by voters in 2016, to provide grants to youth organizations that have typically been unable to get government funding for their projects in the past.

The deadline to apply for the grants is July 9.

Representatives from youth groups from around the city were at Reginald Lewis to get last-minute tips on applying for the funds. The event was the last of three held by Associated Black Charities, which was hired by the city to oversee the grant-awarding process, negotiate contracts with grant-winners and follow-up with winners to make sure the money is being used appropriately.

 

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Source: Baltimore Sun

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