For the first time since 2009, JCC is now accepting applications for youth related groups in need of funding for travel through the Youth Travel Trust Fund (YTTF). The YTTF is a fund established by the City of Jacksonville and administered by the Commission to offer financial support to school and community-based sports teams and performing groups travelling in connection with an invitation recognizing or resulting from outstanding performance or achievement.
“We’re grateful to the Jacksonville City Council for once again making these funds available,” said JCC CEO Jon Heymann, “and we want to make sure that they get used in a manner that is good for kids and represents the city well.”
In March the Council appropriated $33,000 to the YTTF. The JCC Board approved a procedure for administering these funds last week.
In the past, travel grants have been awarded to groups representing Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, the Police Athletic League, the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus, and the Normandy Athletic Association. Organizations requesting funding through the YTTF must meet certain eligibility requirements and fill out an application as follows: Youth Travel Trust Fund