Our next Barrier Buster Grant opportunity will be available in February 2021!

What is the Barrier Buster Request for Proposal?

The Barrier Buster Request for Proposal is an opportunity for O2L to expand its’ reach and support of out-of-school-time. This funding opportunity aims to target barriers which directly impact youth attendance and retention, or youth engagement within out-of-school time programs. OST providers can request up to $10,000 for the cycle in which they apply.

Who can apply?

Any free or fee-based OST provider with a 501c3 status (minimum of 2 years) and serving youth 5-18 years-old during out-of-school time hours. 

Public and charter schools running an OST program on their campus are eligible to apply for this grant. Schools are encouraged to work with their OST provider (if applicable) or their district’s grant department/ foundation.

For question about the Barrier Buster process email Tiffany Echevarria (TEchevarria@unitedwayhouston.org) or Krystal Perez (KPerez@unitedwayhouston.org). For questions about e-Cimpact please email e-Cimpact@unitedwayhouston.org.