Albany County Department for CHILDREN, YOUTH & FAMILIES
YOUTH BUREAU
Harold L. Joyce Albany County Office Building
112 State Street | Room 300 | Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 447-4892 | Fax: (518) 447-7578
Gail Geohagen-Pratt, Commissioner

Youth Bureau

The Youth Bureau plans, develops and funds a variety of programs and initiatives for youth under the age of twenty-one. Programming includes youth development, recreation and leisure, delinquency prevention and runaway and homeless youth services.


Youth Council Guidance DocumentNew York State Governor’s Youth Council: Application and Guidance Packet
An incredible opportunity for youth to represent their county on a statewide level! The New York State Governor’s Youth Council engages youth in state government, offering members a platform to present their solutions for key issues facing young people to the Governor and other policymakers. If you are a NYS resident between the ages of 13 and 21 who would like your voice heard, apply today! Each county will have one member on the Youth Council.Application Due: December 9, 2019Apply Online | Guidance Packet [PDF] Albany County residents with questions can contact Nicole Ward, Executive Director Youth Bureau, Albany County Dept. for Children, Youth and Families at (518) 447-4892 or nicole.ward@albanycountyny.gov
2019 Global Youth Service Day
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2019 ALBANY COUNTY YOUTH BUREAU FUNDING APPLICATION

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (NYSOCFS) designates the Albany County Department for Children Youth and Families-Youth Bureau as its agent for distribution of two financial resources.

  • Youth Development Program (YDP)
  • Runaway and Homeless Youth Act Funding (RHYA)

The Albany County Youth Bureau discharges its responsibilities for administering these two financial resources through annual application and contract processes with not-for-profit agencies.

Parameters for the two sets of resources are set by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. Priorities are determined by the Albany County Department for Children, Youth and Families -Youth Bureau and the Albany County Youth Bureau Board. Albany County seeks proposals from not-for-profit organizations that meet the requirements of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and Albany County.

Please find below the OCFS forms required to submit an application with instructions attached to each. Application deadline is March 1, 2019 [CLOSED for 2019].

Any questions can be directed to:

Nicole Ward
Executive Director Youth Bureau
Albany County Dept. for Children, Youth and Families
112 State Street, Room 300
Albany, NY 12207
Tel: (518) 447-4892
Fax: (518) 447-7578

Application Documents:

Claiming Documents:


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