YTEP Small Grants

Applications are closed for July 2023-June 2024 funding

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The City of Eugene Youth and Teen Empowerment Program (YTEP), established in 2022, prioritizes building bridges with community organizations that are empowering teens. This Community Grants Program is intended to support ongoing programs for middle- and high school-aged youth as well as build partnerships to create new opportunities for teen empowerment.

Two kinds of grants are available to support programs running between July 2023 and June 2024:

  • YTEP Financial Grants: Provides grants of up to $3,000 to support youth and teen empowerment activities. A limited number of financial grants are available to assist in creating successful and sustainable programs.
  • YTEP In-Kind Support: Provides support in the form of marketing in the Rec Guide, facilities and transportation.

Deadline for submissions is 3 p.m., April 18, 2023

  1. Eligibility & Grant Use
  2. Application
  3. Timeline
  4. Selection Process

Eligibility & Grant Use

Groups must:

  • be registered nonprofits or work with a nonprofit umbrella organization
  • be willing to sign a Community and Program Partnership MOU
  • conduct Level 1 background check on all staff who work with youth and teens

Programs must:

  • be free, sliding scale, or have scholarship available to participants
  • provide snacks

Examples of how grants can be used:

Types of programs: summer camp, afterschool, workshop, mentorship, internship, community service, academic support, leadership, job training, personal empowerment, civic participation, coming of age, etc.

  • Lower or eliminate costs to participate
  • Increase program hours
  • Special events or activities
  • New initiatives

Examples of how financial grants cannot be used: 

  • Administrative wages
  • Transportation expenses (i.e., fuel, car/bus rental, etc.)
  • Gifts or parties for staff
  • Office equipment, phone bills
  • Fundraising activities
  • Publication and distribution of promotional items, merch or swag

Contact Us

  1. Teen Empowerment Program Supervisor

    Alison Willis

    Ph: 541-682-5370

  2. Teen Empowerment Programmer

    Keegan Dysert

    Ph: 541-682-5375

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