Youth Employment Dollars Available to IAPD Members
Friday, June 14, 2013
Posted by: Cindy Deiters
Funding Available for
Summer Employment Program for Youth
by close of business next Wednesday, June 19, 2013!
Association of Park Districts and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources
are pleased to announce that the Governor's Office just released approximately
$3.5 million for IAPD members to hire additional youth for the summer.
Youth Recreation Corps is a grant program administered by IDNR to local
agencies for the employment of youth ages 14-18 (19 years of age or older for
managing supervisors) who are operating and instructing recreational and
conservation programs that serve youth. Applicants must be units of local
government or not-for-profit entities. To be eligible, agencies must have the
ability to provide suitable facilities, materials, and management staff for
summer recreational activities for youth within the local community.
youth may work up to 60 days during the months of June, July and August at the
rate of $9.00/hr ($12.00/hr for supervisors). There is no limit on the number
of employees per agency.
currently employed in any manner by your park and recreation agency are NOT
eligible for this program. Only wages for eligible youth hired pursuant to
this program may be paid from funds received through the grant.
2013 grant instructions and/or complete an electronic application no later than June 19, 2013. Email the
completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please address questions to the IDNR via e-mail
or by phone at (217) 782-7481.