Just over $107,000 is available to fund projects that make a positive difference for Basin youths aged 12 to 29 in the upcoming Youth Grants Program (YGP) intake.
Organizations, school districts, First Nations organizations and local governments — plus young people aged 15 to 29 with a sponsoring organization — can apply for up to $15,000 per project.
“CBT strives to take an active role in helping communities create opportunities for young people in the Basin,” Aimee Ambrosone, CBT’s senior manager for sector initiatives, said in a statement that was realsed on Thursday, August 22. “Projects that receive Youth Grants funding benefit Basin youth in diverse ways.”
The CBT’s Youth Advisory Committee, made up of young men and women aged 15 to 29 from around the Basin, adjudicates the YGP applications. The upcoming YGP deadline is October 7, 2013, at 2 pm PDT.
Program adjudicators are especially interested in projects that support youth engagement, leadership or employment and entrepreneurship.
The next YGP intake will be spring 2014. For more information, please go to www.cbt.org/ygp.
CBT supports efforts to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about CBT programs and initiatives, visit www.cbt.org or call 1-800-505-8998.