Grant Funded Programs for Youth

Cortland County Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides paid work experience and skills training for applicants ages 14-20, who qualify by income. The 2021 financial guidelines, listed below, are established by the Federal Government. Family income must not exceed the maximum in order to be eligible for this program. 

2021 SYEP Application

People in Household Maximum Income
One $25,760
Two $34,840
Three $43,920
Four $52,000
Five $62,080
Six $71,160
Seven $80,240
Eight $89,320
For nine or more,
add this amount
for each additional 


STEP 1 Youth Program
is a Skills development, Training, and Employment Program for youth ages 16-24 with barriers to employment. Eligibility is determined by Federal guidelines and by an interview with an Employment and Training Specialist. Services are individualized, based on participants’ needs and goals.

For more information contact Katrina Harvey at