Youth Services Grant Starts Friday, February 3

Date: February 3, 2023 - 12:01am to March 31, 2023 - 4:00pm


The City of Urbana announces the availability of funding for grants to public or private not-for-profit agencies to provide community-based services for children and youth from low income families.

Through this grant opportunity, the City of Urbana seeks to fund programs that meet the documented needs of Urbana children and youth from early childhood (Kindergarten, Pre-K) through 22 years of age. Proposals should target those from low-income families with the goal of having a lasting impact on the community. This grant opportunity focuses on four key service areas:

Health (Healthcare, mental health resources, trauma support)

Wellness (Recreation, after school programs, educational programming, mentoring)

Opportunity (Workforce development, job training)

-Violence Prevention (mentoring, educational program, intervention programs)

The grant period is July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024.

A total of $300,000 is available for Youth Services grants in FY 2023-2024. The anticipated grant range is $10,000-$50,000.

Application Instructions

The deadline for submission is Friday, March 31, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

All applicants are required to register an account through Urbana’s online grants management portal:

Agencies applying to fund multiple programs will complete one application. The online grants management portal will prompt the user to enter separate descriptions and budgets for each program.

Application Assistance Workshops

City staff will host two application assistance workshops for agencies that are interested in applying:

  • Friday, February 10 from 12:30pm-1:30pm, The Urbana Free Library, Lewis Auditorium
  • Tuesday, March 14 from 5:00pm-6:00pm Location: Urbana City Council Chambers

Attendance at one of the application assistance workshops is required in order to be considered for funding.

Recordings of each workshop as well as the slides will be posted to the City’s website.


Please contact the City of Urbana Grants Management Division at or (217) 384-2306.

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