The Chemung County Youth Bureau is now accepting applications for funding 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 infrastructure.
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
• Community Cohesion
More information is available on the Chemung County Youth Bureau’s home page (chemungyouth.com), along with the application, under the Youth Team Sports funding page. Funding decisions and awards will be based on New York State guidelines.
For more information, contact the Chemung County Youth Bureau at email@example.com or call 607-737-2907.