YEP Small Grants


The City of Eugene Youth Empowerment Program (YEP), established in 2022, prioritizes building bridges with community organizations that are empowering teens. This Small Grant Program is intended to support ongoing programs for youth as well as build partnerships to create new opportunities for teen empowerment.

Grants are available to support programs running between July 2024 and June 2025. YEP Financial Grants provide grants of up to $10,000 to support youth activities aimed at supporting safety outcomes. A limited number of financial grants are available to assist in creating successful and sustainable programs.

Deadline for submissions is 3 p.m., April 12, 2024

  1. Eligibility & Grant Use
  2. Application
  3. Timeline
  4. Selection Process

Eligibility & Grant Use

Programs must:

  • Be free, sliding scale, or have scholarships available to participants.
  • Work with youth with a focus on serving at-risk, and diverse populations, or improving safety outcomes.

Examples of how grants can be used:

Types of programs: summer camp, afterschool, workshop, mentorship, internship, community service, academic support, leadership, job training, personal empowerment, civic participation, coming of age, etc.  

  • Lower or eliminate costs to participate
  • Increase program hours
  • Special events or activities
  • New initiatives

Examples of how financial grants cannot be used:

  • Administrative wages
  • Transportation expenses (i.e., fuel, car/bus rental, etc.)
  • Gifts or parties for staff
  • Office equipment, phone bills
  • Fundraising activities
  • Publication and distribution of promotional items, merch or swag

Contact Us

  1. Teen Empowerment Program Supervisor

    Alison Willis

    Ph: 541-682-5370

  2. Teen Empowerment Programmer

    Keegan Dysert

    Ph: 541-682-5375

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