Youth Team Sports Funding


The Chemung County Youth Bureau is now accepting applications for funding for programs that provide Youth Team Sports (YTS) in Chemung County. YTS is a new funding stream created in the New York State Fiscal Year 2024 budget that appropriated additional funds to support team sports for underserved youth. YTS funds are available as a New York State legislative add and cannot be guaranteed from one year to the next. This could be a great opportunity for local youth sports leagues to update/enhance their current infrastructures.

These funds are provided by the Chemung County Youth Bureau and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). The Youth Bureau will review and evaluate each proposal for cost effectiveness, impact, and measurable outcomes. They will also look to ensure each project serves a large cross-section of youth from different age groups and geographic areas in Chemung County.

Key elements of a team sport include multiple individuals playing together/for the same entity (team), and individuals playing against each other in a competitive way. 

 Youth Team Sports funding awards are guided by the following principles: 

  • Educational Connection and Achievement
  • Physical Health and Well-Being
  • Mental Health and Well-Being 
  • Employment
  • Community Cohesion
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Applications and related documents can be found here: 

Universal Youth Sports Application (This application can be used for the Youth Sports Education Funding or Youth Team Sports)

Youth Team Sports (YTS) LCM

Youth Sports Grant Flyer

Resources for Positive Youth Development

Youth Team Sports FAQ's

All organizations seeking funding must track outcome measures and provide data to the Youth Bureau

If you have any questions, please call the Youth Bureau at 607-737-2907 or e-mail us at