2024 Funding Competition

Applications for funding for summer 2024 and the 2024-25 school year will be available in December of 2023. Check back for more details!

Funding Overview

The City of Toledo is seeking local programming partners who are prepared to advance the health and wellness of youth and young adults in Toledo through high-quality program offerings during the summer of 2023 or the 2023-2024 school year. Programs should provide opportunities to learn, be engaged, be active, and have fun. Those programs incorporating key mentoring goals and objectives will have an advantage.

Summer Programs

Run early June through mid-August


School Year Programs

Run mid-August through May 2024


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 parks@toledo.oh.gov.

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 or mentoring programs

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 DateFriday, January 13, 2023
Closing Date for ApplicationsFriday, February 10, 2023
Funding Decisions AnnouncedWednesday, March 22, 2023
Funded Partner Orientation (mandatory)Monday, March 27, 2023 (evening)
Final Program Details Required (for marketing purposes)Monday, April 3, 2023

Funding Requirements

Please be aware that not all items in your budget may be eligible for grant funding. All purchased items will require receipts to support expenditures. All awarded funds not supported with receipts must be returned back to the City within 30 days of the end of the scheduled program.

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 10, 2023.