In short, yes.  The Georgetown Youth Community Center was designed with the Georgetown Senior Center as its inspiration.  In the same way as the Senior Center relies upon funding from the Town of Georgetown to pay for its staff and general operations, the GYCC will similarly rely upon funding from the town.

In order to cover the costs of programming and special events, the Friends of the GYCC has been established to fundraise on behalf of the Youth Center.  As town policy strongly discourages paying for salaries through revolving accounts, funds provided from the GYCC are designed to cover programming costs and not costs associated with salaries or overhead.

In FY20, the GYCC is receiving a grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for $30,000, has received a commitment for funding from the Friends of the GYCC for $15,000, and has requested a total of $45,000 from the Town of Georgetown.

In FY21, the GYCC will seek to receive additional funding from the Commonwealth to defray the costs of continuing operations.  If Georgetown is awarded a step-down grant of $15,000, the GYCC will request funding of approximately $30,000 during the normal budgeting process.

Finally, in FY22, the GYCC anticipates receiving no further funding from the Commonwealth.  Assuming the program is successful, the total investment from the Town of Georgetown is expected to be approximately $70,000.