Grant applications are now being accepted for the Urban and Hometown Green Team program. The grants support hiring youth ages 15 to 29 to work on community projects between May 1 and Sept. 30. Eligible recipients include non-profit organizations in Winnipeg and rural Manitoba, and municipal governments in rural Manitoba.
In 2021, the Urban and Hometown Green Team program approved 691 community projects for up to $9 million to support approximately 2,000 youth employment opportunities across the province.
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 grants cover 100 per cent of wage costs plus $250 per position for non-profit organizations. Municipal governments receive 50 per cent of wage costs and $125 per position on a cost-shared basis.
The deadline for applications is Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. For more information on Urban and Hometown Green Team applications, visit www.manitobago.ca.