OCC Summer Youth Program Grant

Grant Title: Summer Youth Program Grant
Funding Source: Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Maximum Award Amount: $65,000.00
Expected Number of Awards: N/A
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,000,000.00 CCDF
$1,000,000.00 TANF
Application Deadline: March 2, 2015, 5:00 p.m. MST
Program Start Date: April 1, 2015
Program End Date: August 31, 2018
Contact Information: Kamille Sheikh or Catherine Rolling


The purpose of the Summer Youth Program Grant is to expand services for currently operating afterschool/out- of-school time programs to include summer youth programs and to reduce the impact of “summer learning loss” among youth participants.

Eligibility Requirements

Who May Apply:

  • Organizations currently receiving less than $244,000 per fiscal year in DWS-OCC afterschool/out-of-school time grant(s) funded by the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) and/or the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
  • Programs intending to:
    • Expand summer programming in an existing afterschool/out-of-school time program operating at
      • least 10 hours per week and 32 weeks during the regular school year; or
    • Expand an existing summer program by increasing the hours per week and/or number of weeks.
      • The summer program at the applicant site must have operated during 2013 and 2014.
  • Programs serving an Average Daily Attendance (ADA) of 15 youth.
  • Public and private schools; public or private not-for-profit organizations; public or private for-profit organizations; faith-based organizations; state departments and agencies; units of local governments; and Indian tribal governments.
    • Programs that have a religious affiliation will be required to provide assurances that grant funds will not be used for religious instruction.
  • Entities and/or programs that have not been suspended for failure to perform under the terms and conditions of a prior grant administered by DWS. Program who have been suspended in a prior contract are not eligible to apply for another grant from DWS for the period designated in the DWS Suspension Policy.
  • Program Requirements:

    • Programs may be conducted during the week, weekends, interim periods, or any other time youth are unsupervised. Funding is not available for one-time programming or sporadic club activities.
    • Programs must provide a regular, formally supervised summer program for youth ages 5-18 for a minimum of 20 hours per week and 6 weeks during the summer months. For the purposes of this grant, a week is defined as a minimum of 4 days. See Attachment G, Definitions.
    • Programs must allow youth to attend all hours of programming.
    • Programs must provide a balance of reading, math, and enrichment activities. Proposals entirely academic or entirely enrichment will not be considered.
    • Programs must be open to all youth regardless of race, religion, political ideology, physical ability, and ability to pay. If fees are charged, a sliding fee scale must be made available or child care assistance (subsidy) accepted in order to provide equal access for families of all income levels.
    • Applicants may not subcontract with a single entity to administer the summer program. The organization applying must provide program administration. This includes and is not limited to:
      • Hiring and employing the site coordinator or director;
      • Responsible for program structure and development;
      • Operating as the DWS grant contact;
      • Providing DWS progress and financial reports;
      • Marketing the program;
      • Maintaining fiscal accountability; and
      • Program compliance and responsibility.
    • See Attachment A, Scope of Work for detailed requirements.


  • Addendum 1
  • Budget Forms Updated to allow wrap text in narrative fields 02/25/2015. Any applications submitted on the old budget forms will be printed by DWS to ensure that all information is available for scoring purposes.