WHAT IS THE YPGA GRANT?
The purpose of the Youth Problem Gambling & the Arts Grant is to empower young adults in Washington State to make healthy choices around risky behaviors, such as gambling. Each year, at least one student group is selected to produce a program or project using the arts—such as music, dance, visual, or media arts—that educates their peers and community about youth problem gambling prevention and awareness.

WHY SHOULD I APPLY?
Youth are at a higher risk of developing a problem with gambling than adults. Internet accessibility, on-campus sports betting, and media sensationalism contribute to this international issue. Problem gambling, if untreated, may lead to an addiction to gambling, which can be as destructive and devastating as an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Problem gambling awareness helps individuals make smarter, healthier decisions about gambling as well as establish responsible gambling guidelines.

WHO QUALIFIES?
Any school (public or private high schools and middle schools, colleges, and universities) or youth-based organization in Washington State.

HOW MUCH CAN I RECEIVE?
YPGA Grants
range from $500–$5,000.

HOW DO I APPLY?
Download and fill out 2014 YPGA Grant application

Print, sign, and scan/email, fax, or drop off your complete application to:
Rachelle Alongi, Communications & Outreach Coordinator
Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling
1929 4th Avenue East | Olympia, WA 98506
360.352.6133 OFFICE | 360.352.4133 FAX
ralongi@evergreencpg.org
www.evergreencpg.org

WHEN IS MY APPLICATION DUE?
Applications are due by Friday, February 7, 2014. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application extensions will not be granted.

ELIGIBILITY & APPLICATION MATERIALS
To be eligible for the YPGA Grant:

  • Applicants must be a school (public or private high schools and middle schools, colleges, and universities) or youth-based organization in Washington State.
  • Applicants must submit a complete YPGA Grant application by Friday, February 7, 2014.
  • The proposed program/project must focus on problem gambling awareness with youth or young adults.

SELECTION
Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling (ECPG) reads and reviews all grant applications. Grants are awarded based on programs/projects that best fit the YPGA Grant requirements and goals and mission of ECPG. Grant recipients and ECPG will establish a contract in which project deliverables, final report requirements, and dissemination of funds are determined. Grant recipients will also hold a required grant and awareness orientation with ECPG before launching their program/project.

QUESTIONS? CONTACT US!
Rachelle Alongi, Communications & Outreach Coordinator
Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling
360.352.6133 | ralongi@evergreencpg.org

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