- Published: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 01:51 PM
With deep concern for young people facing high rates of unemployment due to the COVID-19 crisis, Assistant Majority Leader Tony Munoz (D-Chicago) encourages youth employment service providers to apply for grants to help provide more jobs and support to those in need.
The Illinois Youth Investment Program grants are targeted to provide jobs and support for people ages 16 to 24 in some of the most underserved communities across the state.
The IYIP, administered by DHS, supports at-risk youth who are seeking long-term, career employment. Providers interested in serving young people in their area can apply for grants through Aug. 3 online at DHS’ website.
Grants are awarded to providers who can assist at-risk youth with short-term, long-term and industry-specific career development opportunities. In addition to employment support, IYIP also provides participants with support services for their physical, emotional, social and mental health needs. Questions about IYIP and other DHS grants can be answered online or by calling 800-843-6154.