The mission of the Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) program is to marshal resources of the Land-grant and Cooperative Extension Systems so that, in collaboration with other organizations, they can develop and deliver educational programs that equip youth who are at-risk for not meeting basic human needs with the skills they need to lead positive, productive, and contributing lives.
The resources and information on this page may be helpful for institutions applying for a CYFAR grant. The CYFAR program has three unique funding opportunities, visit the funding opportunity pages below to locate requests for applications (RFA) and application forms. The RFAs contain complete instructions for preparing and submitting applications.
CYFAR Sustainable Community Projects (CYFAR SCP)
The purpose of SCP funding is to improve the quality and quantity of comprehensive community-based programs for at-risk children, youth, and families supported by the Cooperative Extension System. Collaboration across disciplines, program areas, and geographic lines, as well a holistic approach that views the individual in the context of the family and community, are central to Sustainable Community Projects. Visit the CYFAR SCP Funding Opportunity Page to learn more.
CYFAR Professional Development and Technical Assistance (CYFAR PDTA)
The goal of the CYFAR PDTA is to provide state-of-the-art support for CYFAR SCP grantee community sites. The CYFAR PDTA grantee will support the sites’ leveraging of the expansive resources of Extension and the Land-grant University System, which may provide programming, evaluation, technical assistance, and an integrated approach to ensure technology is incorporated throughout. CYFAR PDTA, collaboratively through the Extension system, will provide the components of programming, evaluation, technology and technical assistance. Visit the CYFAR PDTA Funding Opportunity Page to learn more.
CYFAR 4-H Military Partnership Professional Development and Technical Assistance (CYFAR 4-H Military Partnership PDTA)
The purpose of the CYFAR 4-H Military Partnership PDTA is to support the implementation and capacity of the 4-H Military Partnership and Outreach Support Program. Professional development and technical assistance are provided to the Land-grant Institutions and Cooperative Extension System, so that, in collaboration with other organizations, they are able to develop and deliver educational programs for military-connected youth. Visit the CYFAR 4-H Military Partnership PDTA Funding Opportunity Page to learn more.
The following resources, linked below, will assist institutions in developing their new CYFAR SCP, CYFAR PDTA, and CYFAR 4-H Military Partnership PDTA proposals.