2012 Summer Enrichment Program for Youth
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The 2012 Summer Enrichment Program for Youth

About the Funding Program

The PSEG Foundation will be reviewing proposals from quality summer enrichment programs for potential funding to support operations for summer 2012.  A total of $60,000 in grants will be awarded to organizations that can demonstrate:

  • A commitment to continuous improvement, with a focus on outcomes and evaluation (30 percent)
  • A focus on project-based activities and experiential learning (30 percent)
  • An ability to provide at least 120 hours of programming, maintain an average daily attendance of 85 percent or higher, and maintain a staff to youth ratio of at least 1:12. (20 percent)
  • An ability to maintain continued operations (i.e. effective fundraising) (10 percent)
  • It is fun, engaging and built on the interests of student participants (10 percent)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Demonstrate successful operation of a summer enrichment program for at least two years;
  • Located in a geographic area within PSE&G’s service territory or Salem County, NJ, OR service a large number of students residing within one of these areas;
  • Demonstrate the ability to fund 70 percent of the summer program operating budget with OTHER funding sources.  PSEG will not fund more than 30 percent of the program’s overall operating budget.
  • Current 501(c)(3) status (verification will be made by PSEG using GuideStar)

The Foundation will consider individuals requests of up to $15,000.  Depending on the strength of the proposals, the Foundation anticipates granting up to 6 grants ranging from $5,000-$15,000. 

References: National Summer Learning Association:  http://www.summerlearning.org/ 

Application Materials

Complete the online funding application:

  • Part I: Organization & Contact Information
  • Part II: Program Overview & Summary
  • Part III: Description of Program & Evaluation Activities

In addition, attach the following items (attachments will be requested at the end of the online application process):

  • Item #1 – Supplemental Grant Application (includes the following sections):
    • Part IV: Program Details & Enrollment
    • Part V: Staffing, Training & Safety
    • Part VI: Summer Budget & Narrative
  • Item #2 – Attach a board list including occupations and telephone number; note officers.
  • Item #3 – An organization budget for the current fiscal year indicating income and expenses.

Submission Information

Applications must be received in PSEG’s online grants management system
by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 25.

If you have questions, please contact Shauwea Hamilton or 973-430-7053.

Applications must be electronically submitted through the PSEG online system, the application must include all three attachments referenced above to be evaluated for funding.  

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