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 7.
The updated application can be found by using this link: https://acrobat.adobe.com/
This form can be filled out electronically or printed and filled on directly on the form.
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 Local Fiscal Relief Fund (CLFRF). For the City of Kalamazoo, this amount is $38,872,877.00. The City of Kalamazoo has designated $875,000.00 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. 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.
Applications for this grant may be submitted by city nonprofit agencies, independent school districts, nonprofit corporations (faith-based organizations), and community partners with a nonprofit acting as fiduciary.