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October 2004Vol. 5, No. 8Federal Funding for Youth Initiatives

The Guide to Federal Funding Sources for the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative and Other Youth Initiatives, a publication of the Finance Project, provides comprehensive information on sources of Federal funding for services, supports, and activities for vulnerable and disadvantaged youth. This resource was developed to assist youth-focused programs in maximizing Federal funding opportunities.

The Guide is divided into two sections:

  • A narrative section summarizes the available Federal funding sources and lists each funding program by functional and expenditure categories.
  • The main body of the report provides information on 65 Federal programs with the potential to support services and activities for youth. Types of information in this section include a profile of each Federal funding source, allowable uses of funds, eligible applicants, matching requirements, and potential partners for accessing these funds.

Although the funding sources were identified for the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, which focuses on children aging out of foster care, the resources in this publication are more broad based and can support a variety of youth initiatives.

The publication can be accessed on the Finance Project website at (PDF - 633 KB).