$1 million in city RAILS grants will help train kids for STEM jobs
Sacramento will distribute $ 1 million in the coming fiscal year to organizations helping to both grow the city's innovation economy and train young people to participate in it. The money will be distributed this fall through the city's RAILS grant program. The recommended recipients were unveiled on June 28.
Here is some of the work this year's recipients plan to do: Build.Black is working with the Sierra Health Foundation to create a professional and networking community that will promote entrepreneurship and investment in Sacramento's communities of color. The Sol Collective will create the first augmented reality publication in Sacramento, staffed partly by youth. And Yellow Circle Inc. will hold cyber security boot camps for high school students interested in cyber security careers.
The city received 143 applications totaling $11.4 million for this year's funding. After a rigorous review that included panel interviews and Shark Tank style pitches, staff chose 14 projects to receive funding. City Council members were expected to approve the list of recipients on Tuesday, July 3.
Click here to see a complete list of recommended recipients and their projects.