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Grant Opportunity – Deadline Thursday, June 30th

June 28th, 2011

The Illinois Youth Recreation Corps is a grant program to help not-for-profit entities and units of local government (including all types of libraries) employ 16-19 year-olds for up to 60 days this summer.

Grants will fund wages for jobs that provide recreational opportunities in areas including (but not limited to) physical activity, arts, and learning.

Participating employers must provide suitable facilities, materials, and management staff.  16-19 year olds are eligible to work through the end of August at the rate of $8.50/hour.

For questions, contact the Grant Management staff of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources at 217-782-7481 or e-mail dnr.grants@illinois.gov.  Do not contact the Illinois State Library.

Organizations seeking a grant must complete and submit the application (IYRC2011EApplication.pdf) by 5pm on Thursday, June 30th.

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