MB Government: Applications Now Available for 2020 Urban and Hometown Green Team Grants
December 6, 2019
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, Municipal Relations Minister Rochelle Squires announced today.
“Green Team programs regularly ensure summer employment for hundreds of young Manitobans and we look forward to the work they can accomplish in 2020,” said Squires. “Green Team projects provide valuable work experience for youth and support community projects at the same time.”
Green Team grants allow communities to hire youth aged 15 to 29 to work on community projects between May 1 and Aug. 31. The program is split into two streams: Urban (Winnipeg) and Hometown (all other municipalities). Eligible recipients include non-profit organizations under both streams.
Priority is given to child and youth recreation and volunteer projects, as well as projects that hire Indigenous youth, visible minority youth and youth with disabilities, and projects located in northern Manitoba.
Non-profit organizations receive 100 per cent of wage costs and $250 per position for support costs. Municipal governments receive 50 per cent of wage costs and $125 per position for support costs, on a cost-shared basis.
Deadline for applications is Jan. 22, 2020. For more information on Green Team applications visit www.manitoba.ca/greenteam.
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- Public information, contact Manitoba Government Inquiry: 1-866-626-4862 or 204-945-3744.
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