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National Youth Sports Program Fund (NYSP)

  Funding Agency Department of Health and Human Services
  Federal Office Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services
  Federal Contact Information
  Funding Type Discretionary/Project Grant
  Purpose This program is a partnership between the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services, and the National Youth Sports Corporation (NYSC) in partnership with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The program objectives are as follows: (1) to expand opportunities for disadvantaged youth to benefit from academic and sports skill instruction, engage in sports competition and improve their physical fitness; (2) to help young people acquire good health practices; (3) to help them become better citizens and to acquaint them with career and educational opportunities; (4) to enable the institutions and the personnel to participate more fully in community life; (5) to provide employment and on-the-job training in sports instruction and administration; and (6) to serve disadvantaged areas in major metropolitan centers and other communities, if resources permit.
  Uses of Funds National Youth Sports Program projects are conducted during the summer months between June and August. Funding is provided for a maximum of 30 days which includes project registration and orientation. Participating institutions donate the services of a project administrator and a number of selected staff. Programs include enrichment and activity programs. Enrichment activities include drug education, nutrition, personal health, career opportunities, and responsibilities. Free medical examinations and at least one USDA-approved meal are provided daily.
  Uses of Funds for Specific Programs and Services Funds can be used to finance the following types of services:

None listed
  Who Can Apply Funding is provided to one applicant, the National Youth Sports Corporation (NYSC, an affiliate of the NCAA), to administer a program that is national in scope. The program is administered on 203 college and university campuses in 49 states. Boys and girls, ages 10 through 16, are eligible to participate in the program. At least 90 percent of program participants must meet economic criteria.
  Application Process Interested applicants should apply to colleges and universities that receive funds from the NYSC. For a list of participating institutions, see: http://www.nyscorp.org/nyso/nyspPartInst.html.
  Flow of Funds Funds go directly to the NYSC, which then disburses the funds to colleges and universities affiliated with the program.
  Funding History FY 05: $17,856,000; FY 06: $0; and FY 07 est.: $0.
  Legislative History/ Authorization Section 682, National or Regional Programs Designed to Provide Instructional Activities for Low-Income Youth, the Community Services Block Grant Act, as amended; and the Coats Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-285).
  Matching Requirements There are no matching requirements. However, participating colleges and universities are required to provide services or in-kind contributions including a project administrator and facilities.
  Potential Partners Private and non-profit agencies; the list of participating colleges and universities is available at: http://www.nyscorp.org/nyso/nyspPartInst.html.
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