Funding Opportunities

Request for Applications (RFA): City of Baltimore Expanded Youth Programs

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, December 17, 2018 by 4 pm

Family League of Baltimore (Family League), in partnership with the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, is committed to supporting students through a collective effort to surround them with opportunities for success and to remove the barriers keeping them from attending school regularly and from being engaged and supported in school, at home, and in their communities.

Far too many children and youth lack access to opportunities and services to help them thrive.  And yet, in Baltimore City, there is a wide variety of such programs within our neighborhoods and schools.  Despite our efforts to coordinate these services to ensure access to those most in need, we recognize that there is room for improvement.

We believe we can improve the lives of youth in Baltimore, working together and focusing on the social-emotional, academic and community needs of our students. Through this funding opportunity, $1.6 million will be invested in programs to improve outcomes for young people. A portion of these funds is being invested in out-of-school time programs serving youth in grades K-8 with the remaining investment being prioritized for programs serving youth ages 14 to 24. Of the funding available, $440,000 is made available as a result of Video Lottery Terminal funds for programs serving youth in the Park Heights footprint.  Special priority is given to underserved/under-resourced communities.

Out-of-School Time (OST) programs provide students the opportunity to explore new ideas, build new skills, find new talents, and experience success.  With this Request for Application (RFA), Family League and the Mayor’s Office are striving to increase the number of OST opportunities for youth in our city. This investment will:

  • Expand OST programming in Baltimore City in community locations
  • Fund comprehensive programming, such as any OST program operating 12 hours a week or more AND single-focus enrichment programming, such as sports leagues or art-focused programs that operate for a limited period of time (12 weeks or less) or within an existing comprehensive program.

Click Here for the Full RFA

Click Here to Submit Your Application

Pre-Application Conference Information:

Family League will host a pre-application conference to present this RFA and respond to questions. This conference may be attended in-person, accessed by webinar, or by phone. It is Family League’s aim to provide as much information and support to potential applicants as possible. While it is not mandatory to attend the conference, it is strongly encouraged. Family League will compile and publish responses to questions from this meeting on this page.

Date & Time:  Friday, December 7th 2018; 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm 

In-person location: Family League of Baltimore, 2305 N. Charles St., Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21218

Webinar link; Access Code: 816-774-237

Dial in by phone: (786) 535-3211

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Updated Monday, December 10, 2018 @ 2:33 pm