Green Team grants to help local groups
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I am pleased to highlight a recent provincial announcement, one that will have a positive influence right in our neighbourhood.
Over $10 million in Green Team grant programs has been announced, which will help young Manitobans find summer employment, and gain work experience, while supporting COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.
Three recipients of the Green Team grant are right here in our constituency, and they include Meadowood Manor Personal Care Home for $13,522, the Sage Creek Residents Association for $10,008, and the St. Boniface — St. Vital Baseball Club for $4,768. The funds will be used to employ youths and young adults in the capacity of exterior grounds maintenance for these local organizations.
I recognize the value of supporting community-based organizations and providing youth with critical work experience and income during these challenging times. These grants are a strong investment in our youth, as they help them get involved in our communities, and parks, while kick-starting their career prospects.
Urban and Hometown Green Team grants allow communities to hire youths 15 and up, as well as young adults 29 and under, to work on community projects between May 1st and Sept. 30.
Non-profit organizations in Winnipeg, and rural Manitoba, are eligible to receive 100 per cent percent of wage costs, and $250 per position for support costs, while municipal governments receive 50 per cent percent of wage costs, and $125 per position, for support costs, on a cost-shared basis.
The province is maintaining its 2020 funding level for Green Teams, which had doubled from 2019 to stimulate youth job creation during the pandemic.
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 projects that support COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.
If you feel that this program would suit the needs of your organization, please feel free to apply at the next intake, which will take place in January 2022.
Lagimodière constituency report
Andrew Smith is the PC MLA for Lagimodière.