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10/14/2008 3:58:00 PM
Youth Build Grant
Youth Build Grant Competition - (U.S. Department of Labor)

Background: The Youth Build program provides education and training to high risk youth, giving them tools to compete in today’s quickly changing job market. This alternative education program provides a path to higher education in addition to tools for immediate work in high demand fields such as construction. The program aims to provide an education for young people who have been in the juvenile justice system, youth aging out of foster care, high school dropouts and other at-risk populations, and immediately uses the vocational tools learned to expand affordable housing in low income communities. This vocational experience strengthens the leadership and learning skills of participating youth to help in future employment.

The program is sponsored by the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Association, working to give at risk youth concrete tools to achieve sustainable employment.

The Department of Labor will award $47 Million to various community organizations under this program.

Eligibility: Under this new solicitation, DOL will award grants to community organizations -- including Workforce Investment Boards, One-Stop Career Centers, faith-based and community groups, housing development agencies, Indian tribes, and other eligible entities to provide YouthBuild programs to at risk youth, including educational and vocational skills.

Solicitation is available at: http://www.doleta.gov/grants/pdf/SGA-DFA-PY-08-07_YouthBuild.pdf PDF, or www.grants.gov

Applications are due by January 15, 2009. Details on a future virtual prospective applicant conference will be posted at http://www.doleta.gov/youth%5Fservices/youthbuildgrantee.cfm.

Contact: Donna Kelly, Grants Management Specialist at (202) 693-3934 or Kelly.Donna@dol.gov eMail.
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