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Youth Employment and Skills Strategy Program – Youth Focused Projects

November 22, 2023

Value

The 2023 YESS Program CFP is expected to provide eligible organizations with over $300 million over four years, with a maximum funding per agreement of $5 million per year.

Description

The Youth Employment and Skills Strategy Program (YESS Program) provides funding to organizations to deliver a range of activities that help youth (aged 15 to 30) overcome barriers to employment.

This Call for Proposals aims to provide funding to successful applicants whose projects are designed to support youth facing barriers to employment, equipping them with a diverse range of skills and knowledge, and preparing them for active participation in the current and future labour market.

Eligible Applicants

Eligible organizations may only submit one application.

Eligible recipients for this Call for Proposals include:

  • Not-for-profit organizations (including registered charities, voluntary organizations, and foundations)
  • Municipal governments
  • Indigenous organizations (including band council, tribal councils, and self-government entities)
  • For-profit organizations (provided that the nature and intent of the funded activity is non-commercial and not intended to generate a profit)
  • Public health, educational and cultural institutions
  • Provincial and territorial governments, institutions, agencies, and Crown Corporations.

Eligible Expenses

  • Overhead costs, including costs related to central administrative functions of the recipient organization that are drawn upon to support agreement activities (such as shared postage, telephones, IT maintenance and head office support)
  • The costs of materials and supplies
  • Wages and Mandatory Employment Related Costs (MERCS)
  • Staff training and professional development costs
  • Honoraria and hospitality costs
  • Printing and communication costs
  • Travel costs (international travel must be specifically authorized)
  • Professional fees (such as consultants, IT, technical expertise, facilitation, legal, research, audit, assessment and evaluation)
  • Capital costs, including small repairs or renovations to support the participation of youth facing barriers. (Capital costs for the construction of a building or the purchase of land or buildings are not eligible)
  • Participant costs (such as living expenses, dependent care, scholarships/bursaries, transportation and accommodation) within the established limit per participant of up to $50,000 per project

Deadline Date

Closed on November 22, 2023 at 3:59 pm Eastern Time.

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