The Youth Community Access Program is a competitive grant program that supports youth access to natural or cultural resources with a priority for communities disproportionality affected by past state and federal drug policies as well as other underserved communities. Eligible applicants include local, state, and federal agencies; nonprofit organizations incorporated for a minimum of two years; and Native American tribes. A copy of the 2022 program guidelines can be found here.
In November 2023, the California Natural Resources Agency announced nearly $18 million in funding to support 71 Youth Community Access Program projects. Funding will support public, educational, job training and outreach programs, as well as small capital projects and clean vehicle purchases that expand youth access to cultural or natural resources. Click here to see the full awards list.
The next cycle is expected to be released in Summer 2024. Please sign up for email updates to be notified when more information is available.
The press release and list of awards for Round 1 of YCA can be found here.
SYSTEM FOR ONLINE APPLICATION REVIEW (SOAR)
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