Teen Enhancement Grant

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                                                                                                         Grant & Application Guidelines

Seattle Parks and Recreation is offering its annual Teen Enhancement Grant (TEG) for 2020. This fund supports programs for youth, ages 11-24, that contributes to Seattle Parks and Recreation’s outcomes of Healthy People, Healthy Environments, and Strong Communities. The 2020 application opens November 13, 2019 at 7:00AM and closes December 18, 2019 at 11:59PM.

Guideline documents are written to provide critical information to the applicant and to support them in developing their program and application to have the best chance for being awarded funding. Please read through the guidelines carefully.

Award Amount
Funds will be awarded to programs between the amount of $3,000 and $10,000. Applicants will need to identify and request a specific dollar amount in their application. The request should match the submitted budget.

All applications must include the following to be eligible for funding:
  • Be submitted by a City of Seattle Parks & Recreation staff member
  • Proposed program must plan to serve youth ages 11-24 within the City of Seattle
  • Proposed program must be completed by December 11, 2020
  • Clearly align with one or more of the department outcomes; Healthy People, Healthy Environment & Strong Communities
  • A completed Logic Model 
  • A signed Supervisor Approval Form showing your supervisors support for the project 
  • Applicant must have attended the mandatory trainings or be waived by the training instructors

Ages Served
Research has shown that adolescence continues beyond 19 years of age. Many of our programs are serving youth and young adults combined. To align with the research and to serve youth of all ages we have broadened the age range for the Teen Enhancement Grant to 24 years old. If you are planning on serving ages older than that and want to include them in the grant application, an explanation of why it is appropriate will be expected.

Professional Development
All applicants MUST participate in a mandatory professional development session to apply for the funds. If a group of people are applying as a team, please ensure that at least one individual from the team attends the trainings. The sign in sheet from the workshops will be compared to the applications to ensure that the application is eligible. If you believe that you have met these requirements in previous years or have been fully trained in the topics covered by the mandatory trainings, please contact Kathleen Gantz. Snacks will be provided at these trainings.

Make an Impact: Logic Models in Teen Programs
Begin the development of your Teen Enhancement Grant application by participating in this workshop. Logic Model framework supports the planning and assessment of programs. Learn the basics of Logic Model theory and development and begin working on the Logic Model for your TEG program.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Montlake CC; 11:00AM-1:00PM
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Meadowbrook CC; 10:00AM-12:00PM
Facilitated by Justin Hellier

The Youth Program Quality (YPQ) Initiative is an integral part of our work as youth leaders with Seattle Parks and Recreation supporting our ability to ensure quality programs that meet the developmental needs of participants. This session will engage participants in the YPQ model and help you embed the theories and practices into your programs.
Friday, November 15, 2019 at Rainier Beach CC; 11:00AM-1:00PM
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Montlake CC; 11:00AM-1:00PM
Facilitated by Kiesha Cannon

Optional Training Workshops
Grant Writing & Development
If you are planning on writing an application for TEG and you’ve had limited experience in grant writing join us for this training session to start the process. We will be going over the process of writing the application and providing time for participants to begin the writing process and work with colleagues to edit and develop answers to questions. Please come with writing materials.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Montlake CC; 11:00AM-1:00PM
Friday, November 8, 2019 at Westbridge; 10:00AM-12:00PM
Facilitated by Kathleen Gantz
Program and Budget Development
A strong TEG application begins with a strong program and budget. If you are new to program and budget development, want to learn another way to begin the process, or want some dedicated time to begin putting together your program join us for this 2-hour workshop.
Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Montlake CC; 10:00AM-12:00PM
Facilitated by Kathleen Gantz
Registration for the trainings need to be completed in Cornerstone.

Writing & Editing Events
Editing is a critical element when writing a grant application. Editing is not only to ensure proper spelling, punctuation, and grammar but also to make sure that the ideas and concepts in the application are clear to others. To provide staff with editing support and focused time to write, Writing & Editing Events are provided throughout the open application timeline. We will have colleagues available to read applications and provide feedback. Remember that outside members of the community and teens from many of our programs will also be reading the applications. We want to put our best foot forward.

Writing& Editing Events
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Southwest Teen Life Center; 12:00-4:00PM
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Magnuson Training Room 244; 11:00AM-3:00PM
Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Rainier Beach CC; 10:00AM-2:00PM
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at Rainier CC; 10:00AM-2:00PM

Application Due Date
All applications must be submitted online. Applications will open on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 7:00AM and must be submitted by Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by 11:59PM. Do NOT wait until the last minute to start the application process. Writing the application will take more time than expected. Be sure to leave enough time for the editing process. Applications can be accessed at Seattlepark.gosmart.org.

Please see full guidelines attached above.