Funding is available for local community-based organizations to host Friday and Saturday night events for youth in priority Sacramento neighborhoods across the city.
The City of Sacramento’s Office of Youth Development today released a request for proposals (RFP) for $1.3 million in funding to support #SacTownYouthNights programming running September through December.
Through the RFP process, the City will provide funding to CBOs to plan and host events that are youth-led, adult-supported and designed for 30-50 or more youth ages 12-24. Events can take place as early as Friday, Sept. 2.
“The goal is to ensure that every Friday and Saturday night, youth have safe spaces to engage in activities that are positive, productive, and fun,” said Lindee Lane, manager of the Office of Youth Development. “#SacTownYouthNights events align with our office’s goal to increase spaces that support belonging, promote community, and connect youth to trusted adult mentors.”
The funding for this grant program is in addition to $750,000 allocated for youth-serving nonprofits to enhance #SacYouthWorks this summer, the City’s youth work-based learning program. This funding supports larger scale youth-oriented events taking place on weekend evenings in key areas including Del Paso Heights, Oak Park, Meadowview and Valley Hi in July and August.
The full RFP and application submission portal can be accessed on the City’s website here.
Applicants must submit proposals using the portal by 5 p.m. Aug. 15. The City will not consider proposals received after this due date or submitted via a different method.
An information session will be held Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 11:30 a.m. Those interested in attending can register here.