Dane County Offers $23,650 for Programs to Keep Kids Out of Trouble

December 12, 2005
Ron Biendseil, Dane County Youth Services Coordinator, 242-6422
Badger Prairie

County Executive Kathleen Falk announced today that the Dane County Youth Commission will be allocating a total of $23,650 in grant funding for programs that provide positive activities for Dane County youth. Individual grant requests cannot exceed $3,000. Funds will be awarded to nonprofit groups, municipalities and schools that propose innovative local grassroots programs and services that are intended to prevent the initial onset of youth problems. “We’re looking for ideas and programs that can appeal to youth from diverse social and economic and allow them to have fun while learning and developing skills like leadership and civic involvement,” said Falk. The commission will give priority to proposals that do any of the following: · Increase the number of youth who are engaged in community service projects; · Increase the number of youth who mentor or tutor other youth; · Break down barriers and increase positive interaction among youth from different ethnic, racial, or social backgrounds; · Increase opportunities and training for youth to be leaders in their schools and communities; or · Enable youth to obtain part-time or summer jobs. A copy of the proposal form may be obtained by contacting Ron Biendseil at 242-6422 or send an email to biendseil@co.dane.wi.us. The proposal form is also available online at http://www.co.dane.wi.us/humanservices/youth/pg_rfp.htm. Grant requests must be received by January 25, 2006. Funding will be for programs that begin May 1, 2005 or after. # # #