City of St. Petersburg announces opening of applications for Youth Development Grants 2022 and vacancies in committees

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL (May 2, 2022) – The City of St. Petersburg has released applications for this year’s round of Youth Development Grants – a city program providing funding opportunities to local nonprofits. , in good standing, which provide youth services and are located within the municipal boundaries of St. Pete.

Candidates are invited to attend a virtual information session on the dates and times indicated below.

1. Wednesday May 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

2. Thursday, May 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Applications for Youth Program Development Grants are available online at stpete.org/MBSK until June 2 at 5:00 p.m.

Mayor Ken Welch said, “Opportunities for youth are a key priority within my administration, and these grants are important tools for connecting young people with education, career and life skills support. . These grants support inclusive progress by providing community partners with resources to increase engagement, awareness, programming and impact – to ensure that all young people in our city have achievable pathways to success.

The City of St. Petersburg is also seeking residents interested in promoting education and labor market participation among the city’s at-risk youth to fill vacancies on the Youth Development Grants Review Committee. .

The eight-person committee reviews grant applications for the Youth Development Grant Program, a component of the My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper (MBSK) initiative, and provides recommendations to the Mayor for funding based on criteria and guidelines. Organizations associated with selected committee members cannot apply for funding under this grant cycle.

The City will be accepting applications for the Youth Development Grants Review Committee until 5 p.m. on Monday, June 6.

For more information on the Youth Development Grants Review Committee, visit stpete.org/YDGRC.

For more information on Youth Development Grants and other My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper programs, visit stpete.org/MBSK.

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