Youth Funding Opportunity Grants

Youth serving opportunities and partnerships at the state and local level tell us that using to find funding opportunities to serve youth and their families is a challenge. is happy to announce the launch of the new tool that helps to solve this problem by allowing users to search for grants for programs that specifically serve youth and their families. This search tool taps into the database and allows users to customize their search results by applying keywords and filters for youth-related topics (such as bullying, mental health, and substance abuse) and grant-providing agencies.

The Youth Funding Opportunity Search Tool helps you find open solicitations across more than 12 federal funding departments, for about 300 programs that specifically support youth and their families. The tool simplifies the search for youth-related grants available on and requires users to take fewer steps to find youth-related grants than when searching the database directly.

All of the grants available through this tool are sorted into 25+ youth-related topics:

  • Afterschool Programs
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Children of Incarcerated
  • Civic Engagement
  • Disabilities
  • Education
  • Employment & Training
  • Family & Community Engagement
  • Financial Literacy
  • Gang Prevention
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Mental Health
  • Mentoring
  • Native Youth
  • Positive Youth Development
  • Reconnecting Youth
  • Runaway & Homeless Youth
  • School Climate
  • Service-Learning
  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Teen Dating Violence Prevention
  • Teen Driver Safety
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention
  • Trafficking of Youth
  • Transition-Age Youth
  • Violence Prevention & Victimization  
  • Youth Preparedness
  • Youth Suicide Prevention

This allows for broad searches for youth-related programs. Only open opportunities are listed, and the list of searchable grant opportunities is updated daily. Upon searching for and identifying a grant of interest, a user is directed to information about specific relevant grants on the website, where he or she can view the grant’s synopsis, full announcement, and application. is also offering a badge for the tool for website managers to post on their sites to lead visitors to the search tool. contains information about more than 1,000 grant programs offered by all federal grant-making agencies, and serves as a vehicle for citizens to search and apply for federal government grants.


For additional funding assistance and services, please visit: Funding Information Center