BOSTON – Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) announced grant funding available through the Attorney General’s Office that would provide an estimated 200 summer jobs to benefit underserved youth across the Commonwealth.

The grants are part of the Attorney General’s Summer Youth Jobs Program, which seeks to directly benefit youth living in low socio-economic status communities by providing opportunities for employment, health and wellness. Awarded grants will fund youth jobs at municipalities, public school districts, and non-profit organizations.

“I commend the Attorney General for making these grant funds available to support youth summer jobs,” said Sen. Moore. “I also encourage eligible organizations in the Greater Worcester area to take advantage of this opportunity which will have a tremendous impact on youth during an important formative stage of their lives.”

Criteria for the eligible job opportunities include those where youth will provide, or participate in, health and wellness activities. The deadline to apply is May 28, 2015. Additional information about the Summer Youth Jobs Program, including the application, is available on the Attorney General’s website www.mass.gov/ago/grants.