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Murray-Hayden Urban Youth Services Grant Program (Competitive Grants)

Murray-Hayden Urban Youth Services Funded Projects

Program Overview

To provide grant funding for capital projects, including parks, park facilities, environmental enhancement projects, youth centers, and environmental youth service centers that are within immediate proximity of a neighborhood that has been identified by the Department as having a critical lack of parks and/or open space and/or deteriorated park facilities that are in an area of significant poverty and unemployment, and have a shortage of services for youth.

Priority shall be given to capital projects that employ neighborhood residents and at-risk youth.

Eligible Applicants

  • Heavily Urbanized Counties: Counties with a population of 750,000 or more
  • Heavily Urbanized Cites: Cities with a population of 200,000 or more, or cities within a Heavily Urbanized County
  • Non-Profit organizations, Eligible Districts*, and Federally recognized California Indian Tribes within Heavily Urbanized Counties or Heavily Urbanized Cities

    *See Procedural Guide (link below) for definition

Eligible projects

  • Acquisition and Development
  • Development
  • Rehabilitation

    Acquisition only projects are not eligible

Funds Available: $42,232,000 was available for the competitive portion of this program

Application Deadline was May 1, 2002

Minimum and Maximum Grant Amounts:
  • The minimum is $50,000
  • At least $15,000,000 shall be available for grant awards of up to $500,000 per Project.
  • The remaining funds shall be available for grant awards of up to $3,000,000 per Project.

Match Requirement: Applicant must provide an amount of non-state funds equal to 30% of the project.

Match Calculator for Need Basis Grants
MS Word | Acrobat PDF

Procedural Guide
PDF Format | MS Word Format

A hardcopy can be requested by calling 916-653-7423.

Technical Assistance Materials