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.
2020 Global Youth Service Day - POSTPONED
A new date will be determined.
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 5, 2020.
Any questions can be directed to:
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
- 2020 Application Cover Letter
- 5001 OCFS [Updated Nov. 2018]
- 5002 OCFS [Updated Nov. 2018]
- 5003 OCFS
- 5003 Coding Document for OCFS
- 5005 OCFS