Urban and Hometown Green Team grant applications are now available for organizations to hire youth between the ages of 15 and 29 for summer jobs in Manitoba. Green Team grants allow communities to hire youth aged 15 to 29 to work on community projects between May 1 and Aug. 31. Eligible recipients include non-profit organizations in Winnipeg and rural Manitoba and municipal governments in rural Manitoba.
Priorities for the 2021 summer season are focused on community-based organizations and municipal governments that can offer full-time employment opportunities for youth and on projects that support COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.
The grants cover 100 per cent of wage costs and 250 dollars per position for support costs in non-profit organizations. Municipal governments receive 50 per cent of wage costs and 125 dollars per position for support costs, on a cost-shared basis.
The deadline for applications is Feb. 15. For more information on Green Team applications visit www.manitobago.ca.