The City of Eugene Youth Empowerment Program (YEP), established in 2022, prioritizes building bridges with community organizations that are empowering teens. This Small Grant Program is intended to support ongoing programs for youth as well as build partnerships to create new opportunities for teen empowerment.
Grants are available to support programs running between July 2024 and June 2025. YEP Financial Grants provide grants of up to $10,000 to support youth activities aimed at supporting safety outcomes. A limited number of financial grants are available to assist in creating successful and sustainable programs.
Be free, sliding scale, or have scholarships available to participants.
Work with youth with a focus on serving at-risk, and diverse populations, or improving safety outcomes.
Examples of how grants can be used:
Types of programs: summer camp, afterschool, workshop, mentorship, internship, community service, academic support, leadership, job training, personal empowerment, civic participation, coming of age, etc.
Fill out the YEP Small Grants Application. We are taking applications now. Applications must be submitted by 3 p.m. PST on April 12, 2024 to be considered. You may save your progress and return at a later date by making an account.