YTEP Small Grants


The City of Eugene Youth and Teen Empowerment Program (YTEP), established in 2022, is beginning by building bridges with community organizations doing the important work of empowering teens. Recognizing that many once-thriving programs have been put on pause because of the pandemic; this Small Grants Program is intended to reactivate past teen programs as well as build partnerships to create new opportunities for teen empowerment. 

Two kinds of grants are available to support programs running between July 2022 – June 2023:   

  • YTEP Small Financial Grants - Provides small grants of up to $4,000 to support youth and teen empowerment activities. A limited number of financial grants are available to assist in creating successful and sustainable programs.  
  • YTEP In-kind Support - Provides support in the form of marketing, facilities, transportation, equipment and materials.    

Deadline for submissions was 3 p.m., April 11, 2022

  1. Eligibility & Grant Use
  2. Application
  3. Timeline
  4. Selection Process

Eligibility & Grant Use

Groups must be a registered non-profit or work with a non-profit umbrella organization, must be willing to sign a Community and Program Partnership MOU, and all staff who work with youth and teens must pass a Level 1 background check.    

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.
  • Lower or eliminate costs to participate
  • Increase program hours
  • Special events or activities
  • New initiatives

Examples of how financial grants cannot be used:

  • Administrative wages
  • Transportation expenses (i.e. fuel, car/bus rental, etc.)
  • Gifts or parties for staff
  • Personal equipment, phone bills
  • Fundraising activities
  • Publication and distribution of promotional items (posters, signs, flyers)

Contact Us

  1. Youth & Teen Empowerment Program Supervisor

    Freeda Burnstad

    Ph: 541-682-5370

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