City of Toledo Parks and Youth Services Announces School Year Youth Recreational Programming Funding Availability

The City of Toledo Department of Parks and Youth Services last week announced the availability of $500,000 of funding available to support new recreational programming for youth during the 2022-2023 school year.

“We saw incredible demand for our last round of program funding that resulted in more than 100 funded opportunities for youth in Toledo this summer,” Youth Services Commissioner Danielle Cisterino said. “Following the success of the summertime programming, we hope to continue to build new opportunities for youth through the upcoming school year.”

Applicants can apply for up to $50,000 to support programs focused on the health and wellness of youth and young adults.

Programs should provide opportunities to learn, be engaged, be active, and have fun.

“Because of funding provided through the Toledo Recovery Plan, every child, teen, and young adult in the city of Toledo had something to do this summer – nearly all of it free,” Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz said. “Our commitment to youth doesn’t end when the school year starts and I’m pleased to be able to keep the momentum going.”

Applications can be submitted online through August 15. Award announcements will be made following approval by Toledo City Council. Selected awardees will be required to attend a mandatory orientation prior to receiving funding.

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