Around three dozen projects across Iowa have been awarded state grants to launch youth internships this summer.
On Tuesday, Governor Kim Reynolds awarded 35 projects with $2.26 million in grants through Future Ready Iowa’s Summer Youth Internship Program.
This is the fourth year the governor awarded grants for the program, which was designed to help youth gain access to meaningful work experience while exploring and preparing for high-demand careers.
This year’s awardees include employers, education institutions and non-profit organizations in 85 Iowa communities – here locally, Geater Machining & Manufacturing in Independence was awarded one of the grants.
A portion of the funding is being made available through the federal American Rescue Plan Act.