With a commitment to nurturing the potential of youth, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of responsibility, the YMCA of the Greater Tri-Valley ensures that every individual has access to essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.
The YMCA of the Greater Tri-valley Awarded over $100,000 in Financial Assistance in 2022 to Children and Families in need of life-changing programs and Services in our community.
What Do I Need to Know About YMCA Financial Assistance?
Who is eligible to apply?
Anyone is eligible to apply for YMCA Financial Assistance. In order to qualify for YMCA Financial Assistance for programs or childcare services, you must also obtain a YMCA membership.
How are Financial Assistance awards decided?
Financial Assistance is based on the household income. All applicants must submit proof of income along with their completed application to the branch they are applying for services. The application form outlines all required proof of income for the household that must be submitted in order for your application to be considered.
How much assistance am I elgible for?
The YMCA awards financial assistance from 10% to 30% off of membership and services, based on the household income. These scales are developed based on the NYS free/reduced lunch guidelines and are updated on a regular basis.
How do I apply for assistance for child care?
All childcare applicants in need of financial assistance are required to first apply for county subsidies. NYS offers financial subsidies through the county for working families. If you are denied through the county, the YMCA provides further assistance through the Changing Lives Financial Assistance Program for qualifying families.
What if I need help with my application?
Our Membership Directors are happy to assist with the application process. Please contact either our Rome or Oneida Membership Directors to make an appointment to assist you!
Is there a fee to apply?
The YMCA charges a $10 Financial Assistance filing fee at the time of submitting your application, regardless of your decision to join. Applications will not be processed until all of your documentation is received in full and your filing fee is received.
Do I have to renew my application?
Yes, financial assistance applications are only valid for one year. After one year, you must renew your application and membership. There is no guarantee that you will receive an award the following year, or the specific award amount.
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