Orleans County Extends Application Deadline for Youth Funding Programs

The Orleans County Youth Board today announced it is extending the deadline for youth service program and project funding applications to March 1, 2024.  The reason for this extension is to give youth organizations more time to review different funding opportunities since the New York State Office of Children and Family Services made three new funding sources available in 2024.

According to Orleans County Chief Administrative Officer Jack, Welch, historically, the Youth Development Program was the main source of funding. This year there are three additional funding sources available for Orleans County – Youth Sports and Educational Opportunity Funding, Youth Sports Education Funding Infrastructure and Youth Team Sports Allocation.

“The Youth Board wanted to ensure that there was no confusion as to which funding allocation each agency was applying for so the deadline was extended,” said Welch.  “Hopefully this will provide potential applicants more time to review all the funding opportunities, understand the different requirements for each, and ultimately maximize their funding requests for the benefit of the youth they serve.”

Applications and the required documents for each funding allocation may be found on our Youth Bureau website by clicking here.