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Employment Matching Award

PbS believes stable and fulfilling employment serves as a bridge back to community and adult life when youths leave facility care. To promote work opportunities and experiences while youths are in custody, the PbS Employment Matching Award will match up to $1,000 of what selected youths earn from July 1 - Sept. 1, 2019. The winners will receive the funds upon release.

2019 PbS Employment Matching Award

Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2019 and winners will be notified by July. In order to be considered, youths must:

  • Be a resident of a state or county facility or community residential program participating in PbS at the time the application is submitted,
  • Be employed between July 1 - Sept. 1, 2019, and
  • Submit all components of the application: applicant information and youth questionnaire, one staff recommendation and proof of employment.

Earnings will be matched only for the time the youth resides at the program.

Applications must be submitted online.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the PbS Help Desk.