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Cortland County Awarded Funding For Summer Youth Employment Programs


Yesterday, Governor Hochul announced $55 million dollars in funding to help youths enter the workforce this summer season. The funding will go towards various summer youth programs offered by counties throughout the state. The programs the Governor’s Office says, will provide jobs and give valuable training to young people.

“The Summer Youth Employment Program helps young New Yorkers find good summer jobs that will give them valuable experience and skills to help prepare them for future employment,” Governor Hochul said. “For many participants, this will be their first time in the workforce, and these new experiences will help them greatly as they pursue their educational and career goals into adulthood.”

Cortland County will receive $164,546 towards the Summer Youth Employment Program. The Governor’s Office says requirements to be eligible for the program include: being between the ages of 14 and 20 years old and being a member of a household with an income below 200% of the federal poverty level, which varies on household size.

The funding is distributed by the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance and will provide funding to all 57 counties in the state to help youths who may not otherwise have access to summer jobs enter the labor market. 

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