S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
May 2, 2013
Introduced by Sen. SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families
AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to establishing the
YES annex youth organization pilot program in Brooklyn, Syracuse and
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "YES annex youth organization pilot program".
S 2. The social services law is amended by adding a new section 410-n
to read as follow:
S 410-N. YES ANNEX YOUTH ORGANIZATION PILOT PROGRAM. 1. THE COMMIS-
SIONER SHALL ESTABLISH A PILOT PROGRAM FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISBURSING
GRANTS TO YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS SEEKING TO UTILIZE LATERAL SYNERGIES AND
WORK COOPERATIVELY TO MEET THE NEEDS OF TODAY'S YOUTH. UNDER THIS PILOT
PROGRAM MULTIPLE YOUTH SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS WILL BE EMPOWERED TO JOIN
TOGETHER UNDER ONE UMBRELLA AND CREATE A ONE-STOP-SHOP TO PROVIDE
SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES TO CHILDREN INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO TUTOR-
ING AND MENTORING PROGRAMS, COUNSELING, SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL ACTIV-
ITIES, CAREER COUNSELING, S.A.T. PREPARATION, LIFE SKILLS CLASSES AND
HEALTH AND FITNESS INSTRUCTION.
2. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH CRITERIA AND SET A SCHEDULE FOR
ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR GRANT AWARDS FROM INTERESTED YOUTH ORGANIZATION
GROUPS WITHIN ELIGIBLE COMMUNITIES.
3. THE COMMISSIONER UPON REVIEW OF PROPOSALS SHALL AWARD AND DISBURSE
THREE GRANTS, IN THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO ONE GROUP
SELECTED FROM EACH OF THE FOLLOWING HIGH RISK ELIGIBLE COMMUNITIES: ONE
FROM THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, ONE IN THE CITY OF
SYRACUSE AND ONE IN THE CITY OF BUFFALO.
4. SELECTED GRANT RECIPIENTS SHALL SUBMIT A REPORT, IN ACCORDANCE WITH
CRITERIA ESTABLISHED BY THE COMMISSIONER, TO THE COMMISSIONER AND THE
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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LEGISLATURE ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PILOT PROGRAM AND THE RESULTS
ACHIEVED TWO YEARS AFTER SUCH GRANTS ARE DISBURSED.
S 3. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, the
state commissioner of social services shall have the power to promulgate
any rules or regulations necessary for the implementation of this act on
its effective date.