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2023 Summer Grants to Expand Services for Children and Youth (Louisiana)


United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) announces the availability of grants for summer programs to expand and deepen services for children and youth ages 11 to 24 in New Orleans over the summer of 2023.

Donor Name: United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA)

State: Louisiana

City: New Orleans

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: 05/11/2023

Size of the Grant: $5,000 to $10,000

Grant Duration: 3 months


Understanding that the summer months can feel more volatile and youth may not have access to the supportive services traditionally provided in educational settings, UWSELA has made funds available for small, Black Indigenous, people of color-led youth-serving organizations to broaden or enhance their existing summer 2023 programming for low-income, vulnerable youth over the summer months. Such broadened supports may include, but are not limited to, reduced program cost to families, increased behavioral health supports, expanded summer nutrition/meals, and expanded hours or duration of programming and ensuring youth are connected with an educational, vocational, or employment when summer programming ends.

Funding Information

Grant amounts will range from $5,000 to $10,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Proposals must be submitted by public or charitable, nonprofit (tax exempt) organizations or may be sponsored by such an organization (fiscal agent). For profit organizations are not eligible for this grant.
  • Collaborations are welcome to apply; however, a lead 501(c)(3)organization must be identified and provide nonprofit documentation and an eligible budget for the collaboration.
  • All participating organizations or sponsoring organizations must operate within Orleans Parish.
  • Priority will be given to small (budget under $500,000) BIPOC-led youth-serving organizations.
  • Proposed projects must be designed to be completed within the scope of the Grant timeline: June 1 – August 26, 2023.
  • A project may focus on a wide variety of youth issues or may be very narrowly focused. Nevertheless, proposed projects must align with one of the six priority areas of focus of the New Orleans Youth Master Plan:
  • Organization must serve BIPOC youth ages 11 to 24 living below the ALICE Threshold.
  • Funds must be used to expand or enhance summer 2023 programming – not used to start a new summer program.

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