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Progressive Life Center (PLC), on behalf of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) is seeking grantees to provide quarterly scheduled programming to support youth committed to DYRS. Depending on the category of grant selected, there will be a projected start date of the first week of February or first week of May.

This Request for Applications (RFA) announces the agency’s intention to invest in community- based organizations to provide the most rigorous, effective, appropriate supports and services for our youth. The Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) in partnership with PLC seeks eligible entities to propose innovative enrichment programming and activities to support referred youth. Proposed programming should support positive youth development.

All proposed programs should be in alignment with the DYRS vision – to provide the nation’s best continuum of care for court-involved youth and their families through a wide range of programs that emphasize individual strengths, personal accountability, public safety, skill development, family involvement and community support. The core belief of DYRS is that helping youth transition to a productive and self-sustaining adulthood is the most effective public safety strategy. DYRS assists justice-involved youth in successful transitions to adulthood through careful case planning and care coordination, and by investing in community-based organizations to provide developmentally appropriate supports and services.