Engaging Youth in Leadership and Community Service

TEENPOWER Grant Application

TEENPOWER PREVENTION GRANT APPLICATION

Applications for fall projects are due September 16, 2022.

If you have questions while working on this form, please contact:
Bailey Daniels, Program Coordinator
812-421-0030 ext. 15
bailey@youth-resources.org

Who qualifies for a TEENPOWER Prevention Grant?

  • Each school/youth agency that attended TEENPOWER 2022 is eligible for up to $500 in grant funding for its prevention project when the following guidelines are met:
    • Youth Resources must receive a follow-up survey from each TEENPOWER conference participant by September 16, 2022.
    • Schools/youth agencies that do not return follow-up surveys on time will forfeit prevention grant funding.
    • Students must be actively involved in the planning and implementation of your prevention project.
  • Additional Guidelines:
    • Project must be planned and carried out by youth who attended TEENPOWER. We highly encourage sharing the TEENPOWER spirit and getting new students on board as well!
    • Project must meet the TEENPOWER goals & objectives (see page 4).
    • Project should focus on drug and alcohol prevention.
    • Project must provide a service to others or the community.
    • Project must be started and completed during the 2022-2023 school year.
      • Fall project final reports and receipts are due by December 2, 2022.
      • Spring project final reports and receipts are due by May 5, 2023.
  • Youth Resources must have all previous TEENPOWER grant final reports and receipts on file to be eligible for a 2022 grant.
  • Grant recipients will be reimbursed for their project costs AFTER final reports and receipts have been turned in to Youth Resources.

Good things happen through TEENPOWER Prevention Grants:

  • Youth become aware of community needs in the drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention space.
  • Youth direct their energies to helping others.
  • Youth develop and utilize leadership, planning, team work, and other life skills.
  • Community attitudes towards youth improve.
  • Youth realize their power to affect personal change and improve the lives of others.
  • Communities gain stronger youth and adult partnerships.

What are the TEENPOWER Prevention Grant requirements?

  • All grant project ideas must originate from the youth and their interests.
  • Youth must be at the center of the planning, preparation, and the implementation of the project.
  • Projects should address a prevention need within their community and provide a service to others.
  • Grants will be screened by the TEENPOWER Youth Staff and awarded in two cycles (fall and spring), however, all follow-up surveys are due to YR by 4pm on September 16, 2022.

What We Don’t Fund:

  • Capital items (e.g. digital cameras, video cameras & equipment, electronics, pots, pans, electric mixers, etc.)
  • Salaries & wages and overhead costs
  • Rental fees or fees for services (e.g. speakers, registration, camps, bounce houses, DJs, outdoor movie screens, event space/community space rentals, etc.)
  • Direct monetary donations to other agencies or organizations
  • Sales tax
  • T-shirts or other apparel items
  • Gift cards

This is not an exhaustive list. Please reach out to Bailey Daniels (bailey@youth-resources.org) if you have questions about budget costs.

Budget:

  • Specific, researched line items with exact or approximate cost
  • Description of use of each item – weight given to items listed that relate to direct performance of service by youth
  • 5% of total grant request for youth recognition (honoring/celebrating students for their service – certificates, stickers, ice cream, etc.)

How does a TEENPOWER Club apply for a TEENPOWER Prevention Grant?

  • Step One: Research and Planning
    • Continue to work with your youth to determine where there is a need in your community for drug/alcohol/tobacco prevention and intervention activities and finalize the project you started during TEENPOWER.  Have a new idea?  Find a way to adapt the project you brainstormed at TEENPOWER or create a new project.
  • Step Two: Completing the Application
    • Be specific and give as much information as possible to complete each question.
    • Youth Resources believes that the youth deserve to be recognized for their hard work! You will notice in the budget section of the application that 5% of each grant must be used towards youth recognition. 
  • Please contact Bailey Daniels at 812-421-0030 ext. 15 or bailey@youth-resources.org with questions or for grant writing assistance.

Submitting Your Grant Application & Follow-Up Surveys:

  • Grant applications should be submitted online via the form below.
  • Follow-up surveys may be:
    • Mailed to YR at P.O. Box 3635, Evansville, IN 47735.
    • Hand-delivered to our office located at 4451 N. First Avenue, Evansville, IN 47710, in the lower level of First Federal Savings Bank.
    • Scanned and uploaded via the form below or scanned and emailed to bailey@youth-resources.org.

Fall Projects

  • Follow-up surveys are due September 16, 2022.
  • Grant applications are due September 16, 2022.

Spring Projects

  • Follow-up surveys are due September 16, 2022.
  • Grant applications are due January 27, 2023.
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