AG HEALEY OPENS GRANT APPLICATION FOR SUMMER JOBS FUNDING
Program Funds Summer Jobs for Young People Across the State
BOSTON –Attorney General Maura Healey today opened the fifth annual application period for grant funding for summer jobs for youth across Massachusetts.
The Healthy Summer Youth Jobs Grant Program will use health-care related settlement funds from the AG’s Office to fund jobs aimed at providing young people with opportunities for employment that will impact public health and wellness this summer.
“Our summer job program provides hundreds of students with an opportunity to develop leadership skills and give back to their community,” AG Healey said. “We are pleased to partner with cities, towns, and nonprofits throughout Massachusetts to support summer jobs and public health.”
Through this program, young people will have a direct impact in their communities by working in jobs focused on promoting nutrition, physical fitness and overall healthy lifestyles.
Examples of healthy summer youth jobs that could receive funding may include, but are not limited to:
- Working as a coach, team leader, or mentor for a sports or physical fitness program designed for youth;
- Collaborating on a public health project that focused on food justice;
- Fostering a green environment by planting trees, building and maintaining community gardens, and installing art murals;
- Activities that directly address access to health care and/or the management/ prevention of chronic diseases among youth including diabetes, asthma, and obesity.
The AG’s Office will issue grants to municipalities, other government offices, and nonprofits within the state. Since AG Healey launched the program in 2015, it has funded more than 750 summer jobs for youth across the state. Last year, the office awarded nearly $327,000 in grant funding to 90 organizations across the state.
Grant awards will fund youth employment from July 8, 2019 and through Aug. 30, 2019. Interested applicants can visit the AG’s website for more information and for application instructions. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2019.