State Programs - YouthBuild Illinois
CSFA Number: 586-18-2205
Agency Name
State Board Of Education (586)
Agency Contact
Candace Decker
Short Description
The Illinois YouthBuild Coalition (IYBC) works to expand employment and education opportunities for low income or at risk youth by advocating for increased resources, public awareness, and involvement on behalf of youth-serving organizations in Illinois - primarily the YouthBuild programs of Illinois.
Subject Area
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
Public Act 101-0007 Article 34 Section 45 20 ILCS 1315/ Illinois YouthBuild Act
Objectives and Goals
(1)Enable economically disadvantaged youth, especially youth who have not finished high school, to obtain the education, job skills training, personal counseling, leadership development skills training, job placement assistance, and long-term follow up services necessary for them to achieve permanent economic self-sufficiency, while at the same time providing valuable community service that addresses urgent community needs including the demand for affordable housing and the need for young role models and mentors for younger teenagers and children. (2) To provide communities the opportunity to establish or rebuild neighborhood stability in economically depressed and low-income areas, as well as historic areas requiring restoration or preservation, while providing economically disadvantaged youth and youth who have not finished high school an opportunity for meaningful participation in society. (3) To allow communities to expand the supply of affordable housing for homeless and other low-income individuals by utilizing the energies and talents of economically disadvantaged youth and young people who have not graduated from high school. (4)
To foster the development of leadership skills and a commitment to community development among youth.
Types of Assistance
Uses and Restrictions
Grantees may use funds to carry out: eligible activities for eligible participants; legal fees for housing acquisition; administrative costs of the applicant not exceeding 15% of assistance provided; ongoing training and technical assistance needs of program recipients related to developing and carrying out the Youthbuild program.
Eligibility Requirements
Not-for-profit private agencies, or public agencies with experience operating a Youthbuild program or with a plan to incubate a Youthbuild program until it can be established as a program applicant.
Eligible Applicants
Education Organizations;
Assistance Consideration
Priority funding is given to applicants with verified experience in operating Youthbuild programs.
Post Assistance Requirements
Grantees are required to submit financial and performance reports which include outcome data
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
20 ILCS 1315
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2020 : $2,500,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
04101073P00-3999(YB)YouthBuild USA Inc10/02/201908/31/20202,500,000