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Broome County Youth Bureau

Working together to promote and encourage the development of a comprehensive system of services, supports and opportunities for children and youth through planning, funding, coordination, evaluation, and advocacy.

BROOME COUNTY YOUTH BUREAU

The Broome County Youth Bureau works with those who work with youth, by supporting local community-based organizations who provide a wide variety of services, supports and opportunities for children and youth throughout our community.

Our support consists of:

  • funding and resources
  • coordination and planning
  • technical assistance and training
  • research and evaluation resources
  • advocacy at state and local levels

We strive to work together, as a community, to provide the best possible services, supports and opportunities to all Broome County children and youth. We believe in and advocate for the adoption of strong regulations and policies that will better serve our youth.   We are actively involved in the promotion of positive health and development of all Broome County youth and the provision of safe and accessible services, supports and opportunities to children, youth and their families.

 


PLANNING / COORDINATION

The Youth Bureau plays an important role in the community by encouraging and facilitating collaboration in assessing the needs of children and youth.

We do this by:

  • convening local community planning groups
  • identifying problems and developing coordinated strategies
  • promoting private and public partnerships in planning by bringing together towns, villages, cities, social agencies and private citizens
  • coordinating a comprehensive service system for Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY)
  • supporting a local diversion system for youth identified as Persons In Need of Supervision (PINS)

The Youth Bureau also provides technical assistance and training in Advancing Youth Development, Runaway & Homeless Youth Program Certification and Youth Program Quality Assessment program management and monitoring. 

 2018 Request for Proposals:

           The Broome County Youth Bureau is pleased to announce the anticipated availability of New York State Office of Children & Family Services Youth Development Funds for calendar year 2018. These funds will be made available by Broome County to those serving the needs of youth in Broome County. Typical grants in the past ranged from $100 to $20,000. 

This RFP is being released to solicit proposals from qualified non-profit organizations and municipalities interested in establishing or expanding or continuing programs that will provide services and positive youth development opportunities for youth in our community.  Programs can target youth ages 0 – 21 years old.  

The Youth Bureau is interested in programs that address the New York State Touchstones*.  Programs must have measurable outcomes and address areas of need. Programs that propose collaborative transformational ideas between organizations will be given priority. 

 

As previously communicated, the State no longer will set aside Youth Development Funds specifically for municipalities. Municipalities who wish to be considered for these funds must respond to this RFP. 

 

All grantees will be required to file various additional reports with the Youth Bureau and be visited by Youth Bureau staff and/or Youth Bureau Advisory Board members.      

*For more information on these Touchstones please see:  http://www.nyskwic.org/about_kwic/touchstones.cfm

All applications must be received by the Broome County Youth Bureau no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, October 6, 2017.

REQUIRED FORMS AND INFORMATION:

2018 Request for Proposals (Google Forms version)

Cover Sheet/Signature Form

2018 Request for Proposals Hard Copy Form (Word Document)

OCFS5003

 Coding Document for OCFS5003

 

MEETINGS

The Youth Bureau Advisory Board holds regular meetings, open to the public. Meetings are generally held on the third Tuesday of the month, at 12:15pm, at the Broome County Health Department, Binghamton, NY. Meeting date/time/place is subject to change; anyone wishing to attend a meeting is advised to confirm by calling (607)778-2193.