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2021-2023 Community Investments Grants


Youth Community Investment Grants (CI)  

Request for Applications (RFA) for the 2021-2023 biennium.

YDD plans to make our Intent to Award Announcement for the Youth Community Investment grants mid to late September. The announcement will be posted on this page and every applicant will receive an email informing them of their application status. We thank you for your patience as we finalize our grant score tabulation process. 
Grant Application Updates (Last updated 7.6.2021)

Request for Application and Attachments
RFA for 2021-2023 Youth Community Investment Grant
Addendum 1 (6.07.2021)
  • Addendum 2 (6.25.2021)
    Addendum 3 (7.2.2021)

    Attachment A: Sample Grant Agreement
    Attachment B: Sample Application
    Attachment C: Sample Applicant Information and Certification Sheet
    Attachment D: Budget Template
    Attachment E: Regional Map
    Attachment F: 2021-2023 Key Data Points
    Attachment G: Sample Workplan

    Helpful Documents
    CI Timeline Document
    Budget Template
    2021-2023 YDD Youth Grants Key Data Points Chart
    2021-2023 Youth Grant Planning Tool

    All CI Application materials will be:  
    • Submitted through the YDD's SM Apply application web portal (“SM Apply")  
    • Due no later than Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 1:00 PM Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 1:00pm 

    Those interested in applying for the 2021-2023 Youth Community Investment (CI) Grant should:  

    PreRFA Materials

    The Youth Development Division is excited to announce our upcoming 2021-23 Youth Grants Portfolio. Included in this portfolio are six specially designed grant initiatives to aid in supporting youth ages 6 – 24 in their educational and workforce success. Grant funds focus on supporting locally based solutions to remove barriers, provide opportunities, and reduce risk behaviors among youth.

    View the latest recorded video session regarding our upcoming grants
    • 2021-2023 RFA Information video presentation 
    To view and download the grant information slide deck click the link below. 
    For an overview of our different grant opportunities and funding award amounts click the link below.
    Not sure which grant to apply for, click the link below. 

    For all grant information, links to virtual events, and the latest updates, visit the YDD website at:

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