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Iowa DOT Seeks Sponsor Agencies for 2013 Urban Youth Corps Program

January 31, 2013

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 31, 2013 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is seeking private, nonprofit organizations and public agencies to submit applications to participate in the 2013 Urban Youth Corps program. 

The program’s objectives are to provide transportation-related work projects and training opportunities to youth between the ages of 16-21 who face barriers to employment, and accomplish meaningful and productive improvements to transportation facilities.   

This is a cost-reimbursement program that requires participating agencies to pay expenses prior to seeking reimbursement from the Iowa DOT. In addition, each participating agency is required to provide 30 percent of the total project cost as a local match. Projects will be funded for all or part of a five-month period beginning May 1, 2013, and ending Sept. 30, 2013. It is estimated that there will be $100,000 available for the 2013 program. 

Applications are due March 1, 2013. Applicants will be notified of the results by April 30, 2013. 

For application forms or general information, please contact Jennifer Kolacia, Iowa DOT, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50010, 515-239-1788, email Jennifer.Kolacia@dot.iowa.gov or visit the Iowa DOT’s website at http://www.iowadot.gov/systems_planning/Urban_Youth_Corps.htm. 

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