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Youth Vacant Lot Greening Grant Available

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

YNDC is pleased to present a second round of funding for an opportunity meant to help groups involve youth in vacant lot greening projects across the city. This program was funded through the Centers for Disease Control and is being led by the University of Michigan as part of a 5 year, 3 city study of vacant land reuse (now it its second year). A wide variety of groups may apply, but youth involvement (ages 10 - 24) must be at the core of proposed projects for this opportunity. Researchers will be monitoring project implementation and maintenance. Funds awarded can be used to compensate youth involved in the project. Site eligibility restrictions will apply to this grant—groups should get their proposed site approved by project staff as soon as one is chosen.

Attendance at an application technical assistance session is mandatory for this opportunity. Please see dates and times below:

Tuesday, February 21st, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Monday, February 27th: 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Saturday, March 4th: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

All sessions will be held in the YNDC Kitchen, located at 822 Billlingsgate Avenue (around the corner from our main facility) on the south side of Youngstown.

Interested individuals should contact Liberty Merrill at YNDC by phone at 330.480.0423 or via email at with any questions. Please see the application below for program details.