The City of Long Beach Summer 2023 Intergenerational Youth Programming Grant will focus on the intersection of youth violence prevention and youth development with a priority placed on intergenerational approaches. Intergenerational approaches bring people together in purposeful, mutually beneficial activities, which promote greater understanding and respect between generations and contribute to building more cohesive communities. (2001, Beth Johnson Foundation) In practice, intergenerational approaches may include but are not limited to strategies that work to increase community social connectedness, increase economic security across generations, increase understanding and sharing of experiences across generations, reduces social isolation, and enhances learning and skill development across age groups.
These grants are made possible through Measure US funds, which are focused on implementing the Long Beach Youth Strategic Plan. The grant application must include programming for youth (ages 8-24) and their parents, caregivers, and/or adult allies. Community-based organizations with a non-profit status or fiscal agent are eligible to apply for these funds. Community-based organizations are encouraged to collaborate with partners, including schools, clinics, community-based organizations from various industry sectors and/or faith-based/ culturally affirming groups.
The primary goals of this grant program will be:
- Increase culturally-affirming programming for youth at risk for gun-related community violence;
- Enhance parent engagement skills with youth at risk of violence; and
- Create and sustain youth-led platforms that promote inclusive spaces and equity to promote innovations at addressing community violence.
Some example strategies for this funding opportunity include:
- Increase pro-social behavior through culturally-affirming practices which create a sense of agency for youth in the community.
- Increase parental engagement and skills as adult allies and navigators for the well-being and success of youth.
- Increase parent, volunteer and young adult engagement in creating safe spaces for youth.
- Increase access to spaces that promote music, art, and spoken word as vehicles of self-expression and storytelling of youth experiences in Long Beach.
- Increase peer navigation services for youth no longer in school or working.
Grant funds will be made available through Measure US in the form of $50,000 grant awards for the program performance period of June – September 30, 2023. All program services will need to be delivered and completed by September 30, 2023. A detailed evaluation report of program results will need to be submitted by November 20, 2023. This funding cycle will not allow for any no-costs extensions for the program performance period. Grant application closes May 30, 2023 at 12noon.
A total of four community-based organizations will receive these awards to implement intergenerational approaches to address youth violence and disrupt cycles of community level violence. Community-based organizations with a non-profit status or fiscal agent may apply. Applicants are encouraged to submit a collaborative application with one organization serving as a lead agency.
Information Session: May 4, 2023, 10-11am on Zoom
- Watch recording here — bit.ly/youthinfo2023
Grant Application Deadline: May 30, 2023, 12noon
- Email your application to email@example.com
Grant Award Announcements: mid-June 2023
If you need this grant application in Spanish, Khmer and Tagalog, or have any questions, please call us at 562-888-6530 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org