The Department of Labor announces two grant opportunities

  • · YouthBuild: This Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA)announces the availability of approximately $73 million inYouthBuild grant funds to develop programs that will help out-of-school youth complete high school or General Educational Development programs, as well as learn critical occupational skills in construction, health care, information technology, and other in-demand fields. YouthBuild serves as an alternative education program that provides classroom instruction, case managers and occupational skills training for 16- to 24-year-olds at risk of falling out of the labor force.
    • · Training to Work: The Department is also announcing theavailability of approximately $30 million through a grant competition that provides the opportunity for organizations to develop and implement career pathway programs for in demand sectors and occupations for men and women who are at least 18 years old and who are enrolled in work release programs. Grants will be awarded to areas with high-poverty and high-crime rates, including promise zones that have a large proportion of returning citizens in these communities and typically experience higher rates of recidivism.

More information and the full SGAs for each of these programs can be found on theEmployment and Training Administration website or through grants.gov. Please feel free to share with your constituents who may be interested in these programs.

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