Senator Jacqueline Collins, Majority Caucus Whip, 16th Senate District


Dear friend,

Young people are facing unprecedented rates of unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are part of an organization that helps young people, I want to call your attention to the Illinois Youth Investment Program (IYIP), which is extending its grant application deadline to Aug. 3, 2020.

This program, administered by the Illinois Department of Human Services, supports at-risk youth who are seeking long-term, career employment. Providers interested in serving young people in their area can apply for grants online at the IDHS website here.

Grants are awarded to providers who can assist at-risk youth with short-term, long-term and industry-specific career development opportunities. In addition to employment support, IYIP also provides participants with support services for their physical, emotional, social and mental health needs. If you have questions about IYIP or other IDHS grants, visit the IDHS website or call 800-843-6154.

If your organization operates in these areas or you know one that does, please spread the word about this grant opportunity. If you need assistance getting in touch with IDHS or with any other concern, contact my office via email here.


Jacqueline Collins
State Senator, 16th Illinois Senate District

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