Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) - Office of Youth Development
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Grants to Minnesota nonprofit and community organizations, school districts, government agencies, and community action agencies for workforce development programs for at-risk or low-income youth. Programs that utilize collaboration are strongly encouraged. The purpose of this grant is to target ways in which to employ economically disadvantaged youth OR at-risk youth ages 14-24.
In awarding competitive grants, priority shall be given to programs that:
Additional allowable activities that may be provided by selected applicants can include:
Definitions of Target Populations:
Economically disadvantaged youth - An individual who received an income, or is a member of a family that received a total family income, that, in relation to family size, does not exceed the higher of the official poverty level, for an equivalent period; or 70 percent of the lower living standard income level. Youth who are eligible to receive or are receiving free school lunch are considered to be economically disadvantaged.
At-risk youth - The following individuals are considered to be at-risk:
GrantWatch ID#: 194355
The maximum amount of funding that can be requested by any single applicant for the SFY 2022 Youth at Work Competitive Grants is $850,000 per year. Second year funding for SFY 2023 in the same amount as the SFY 2022 award will be available based on satisfactory performance in the first year.
Contract Periods:The intended start date for projects is July 1, 2021. This means that State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2022 funds are for the period from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. For SFY 2023 funds are for the period from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Proposals must be submitted to Cory.Schmid@state.mn.us in a single PDF document.
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