Grant applications are being accepted for the Urban and Hometown Green Team program which allows organizations to hire youth between the ages and 15 and 29 for summer jobs across Manitoba. Youth are hired to work on community projects between May 1st and September 30th. Eligible recipients include non-profit organizations in Winnipeg and rural Manitoba and municipal governments in rural Manitoba.
This year’s funding prioritizes full time employment opportunities for youth, projects that support COVID-19 response and recovery efforts and projects that respond to community need and partnerships. The grant covers 100 percent of wage costs plus 250 dollars per position for non-profit organizations. Municipal governments receive 50 percent of wage costs and 125 dollars per position on a cost shared bases.
The deadline for applications is January 17th with information on applications found online at www.manitobago.ca.