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    (6/27/2007) NEW HAVEN- As part of the Mayor’s Youth Initiative, the City will provide funds to not-for-profit, community-based or community-serving organizations that work directly with children and youth in New Haven for the purpose of increasing the number of children served by those organizations during the time frame of September 2007 – June 2008. Grant amounts will range from $2,000 to $20,000. The City expects to award a total of $200,000 in these capacity building grants.

    Grant funds must be used to increase the capacity of existing direct services or programs which will allow the organization to increase the number of youth served. Programming may be in areas such as health care, education, job training, counseling, violence prevention, recreation and cultural arts.

    To be eligible, an applicant must be a not-for-profit, community-based or community-serving organization with a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status or must have a fiduciary in order to receive the funds.

    In order to begin the application process, a Letter of Intent must be received by July 9, 2007 by 4:00PM to The Bureau of Purchasing, 200 Orange Street, New Haven, CT 06511.

    Failure to submit a Letter of Intent will disqualify an organization. Letters of Intent should be one page only and should specify the program for which the funds will be used; the amount requested; the number of children the organization expects to increase its capacity by and the number of children the organization currently serves in the existing program.

    Completed applications will be due July 30, 2007 at 4:00PM to The Bureau of Purchasing, 200 Orange Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Interested organizations are asked to submit an original application along with nine additional copies. Awardees will be notified by telephone shortly after the August 17, 2007 decision date. Funding will be available to recipients by September 30, 2007.

    Last month, 13 community-based organizations in New Haven collectively received $100,000 in grants for youth programming in the first round of this program. Together, the 13 programs were able to serve nearly 400 additional young people throughout the City with the help of the grants.


    Contact Name: Jessica Mayorga

    Contact Email: jmayorga@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-7660

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