ARPA Notice Of Funding Availability – City Of Kalamazoo Summer Program Fund

KYD Network serves as the intermediary organization for Kalamazoo County’s Out-of-School Time (OST) sector.

ARPA Notice of Funding Availability – City of Kalamazoo Summer Program Fund 2024

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Are you involved with programming this summer?

If so, we have some great news for you! A Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is now open! Applications will be due on April 3.

On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law. Among many other provisions, ARPA provides direct funding to each county in the United States through what is called the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Relief Fund (SLFRF). For the City of Kalamazoo, this amount is $38,872,877.00. The City of Kalamazoo has designated $678,134 in ARPA grant funding to fund the “City of Kalamazoo Summer Program Fund”grant program. These grant funds are available to fund programming for youth ages 5 – 21.

The Kalamazoo Youth Development Network (KYD Network) will administer this important summer program fund. The KYD Network serves as the intermediary for sixty youth serving organizations in Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties. Their vision is an anti-racist community where all youth thrive. This is accomplished through ensuring all youth have agency within a well-coordinated system that supports anti-racist, high-quality, and youth driven out-of-school time programs. This grant will fund innovative and effective Youth Development Summer programs designed to address quality youth summer programming and experiences for the youth of Kalamazoo, with a preference for City of Kalamazoo residents.

This grant provides funding for non-profit agencies and community partners with a non-profit fiduciary and can be used for planning, implementation, or staffing of such summer projects/programs.

Eligible Applicants:

Applications for this grant may be submitted by nonprofit agencies, nonprofit corporations (faith-based organizations), and community partners with a nonprofit acting as fiduciary. All applicant organizations must be current in their 990 federal tax filings or have a documented extension. Failure to meet this requirement will result in ineligibility.

Grant Amount:

The maximum amount for a grant award is $75,000.00 per project/program; the minimum amount for a grant award is $20,000.

Recorded 3/21/24 Webinar:

Outlines the process, expectations, FAQs, and advice for submitting a strong proposal. Use passcode: !1E&TFcf