The City of Sacramento will grant $1 million to help youth break into ‘green’ careers

The grant money will support local nonprofits in climate-related fields that would like to provide workforce training.

A paved residential street with trees on both sides

One prospective internship funded through the program would seek to maintain and enhance Sac’s urban canopy.

Photo by SACtoday Staff

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Sacramento is feeling green — and it’s not with envy.

The City announced yesterday that it will provide $1 million in grant funding to support community organizations who are specifically working with local youths to break into “clean and green” careers. In total, the City says it hopes to provide 100 climate-related internships through this funding program.

💵 Where does the money come from?

The $1 million in funding is the initial investment from a $6.9 million grant Sacramento received through #CaliforniansForAll Youth Jobs Corps. This statewide initiative seeks to train Californian youth for government and non-profit jobs.

🤝 What organizations will benefit?

The City says it will enter into no more than 10 funding agreements, with chosen organizations to be announced in early 2023. If you’re a local nonprofit in a climate-related field that would like to lead workforce training, the City is asking that you review the full requirements and submit an application for funding by Wednesday, Dec. 14.

💼 What’s in the job description?

Every internship funded through this program will have an impact on Sacramento’s climate resiliency, from enhancing our urban canopy to assisting with solar manufacturing.

Individuals who are between the ages of 16 and 30 are eligible to apply once the workforce training internships become available next year. The positions can be part-time or full-time and range from four to 12 months long. Each one will have a minimum pay of $18.50 per hour.

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