Applications for funding for summer 2024 are closed. A separate application for 2024-25 school year grants is open April 22 to May 10, 2024.

Funding Overview

The City of Toledo is seeking local programming partners prepared to advance the health and wellness of youth and young adults in Toledo through high-quality program offerings. Programs should provide opportunities to learn, be engaged, be active, and have fun. Those programs incorporating key mentoring goals and objectives, and those that work in collaboration with other programs, will be given additional consideration.

Note: Different from previous years, the 2024-2025 School Year Programming will be awarded to program partners as reimbursement grants. The City has $400,000 available.

2024 Summer Programs

Run early June through mid-August

Applications closed February 2, 2024.

2024-25 School Year Programs

Run mid-August through May 2025

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We welcome all quality programs for consideration. It is beneficial for Toledo city parks to be used as a platform for ongoing programming, as appropriate. A list is of facilities is available on the city website. Formal use of all city park indoor or open-air shelters must be coordinated through the department by emailing

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library also has space available for reservation, to use the TLCPL facilities, please read the process of requesting space and complete the partnership form.

Program categories include, but are not limited to:

  • Camps, outdoor, or nature-based activities
  • Sports and fitness
  • Dance, music, and theater
  • Education surrounding numerous topics
  • Entertainment opportunities
  • Employment programs
  • Mentoring opportunities

Basic Grant Information

FromCity of Toledo Parks and Recreation
Estimated Funding Available$2,000,000
(shared between summer and school year programming)
Min/Max Award Amounts$1,000 / $50,000
Posted Date (school year programs only)Monday, April 22, 2024
Closing Date for ApplicationsFriday, May 10, 2024
Funding Decisions AnnouncedThursday, June 20, 2024
Funded Partner Orientation (mandatory)Tuesday, June 25, 2024 (evening)
Final Program Details Required (for marketing purposes)Monday, June 29, 2024

Funding Requirements School Year Programming Grants

Not all items may be eligible for grant funding when submitting a proposed budget. Detailed monthly reporting is mandatory, and all purchased items, payroll, and allocated dollars will require receipts to support expenditures. If there is a question regarding correct documentation, contact

If your program is chosen for funding, you will be required to:

  • Register as a vendor with the City of Toledo
  • Provide proof of commercial general liability insurance of $1,000,000, with the City of Toledo named as an additional insured.
  • If transporting youth as part of the funded program, provide proof of comprehensive automotive liability insurance, with the City of Toledo named as an additional insured. Funding awards under $40,000 will require $500,000 of coverage. Funding awards $40,000 or above will require $1,000,000.

If these requirements will create an increase in the expense of your insurance coverage, this expense can be listed in your budget request.

Please Note: Funding will be available pending the completion of all required documentation from the funded organization.

Application Assistance

Need Help Applying?

Watch our instructional video for a step by step guide. The application is online only and closes Friday, February 2, 2024.