ETA Provides $80M for Education, Employment of Disadvantaged

DeptOfLabor-Seal-NewAgency: Labor Dept. (DOL) (Employment & Training Admin.); Program: YouthBuild Grants (CFDA Number: 17.274) (Funding Opportunity Number: FOA-ETA-16-10); Eligibility: Public and private nonprofits or agencies that have previously served at-risk youth in a YouthBuild or other similar program, such as a local school district; Funding: $80 million for 80 awards ranging to $1.1 million (a 25% match is required); Deadline: July 6.

Summary: Grants support community development efforts that simultaneously address core issues facing low-income communities: housing, education, employment, crime prevention and leadership development. Specifically, DOL seeks projects that will oversee education, occupational skills training, and employment services to disadvantaged youth in their communities while performing service-learning work.

Applicants must show how they will balance in-school learning and occupational skills training that prepare at-risk youth for career placement. All applicants must offer construction skills training. New applicants for DOL funding must demonstrate success with core construction skills training and cannot offer other vocational training in place of construction training. Target populations for YouthBuild are: high school dropouts who may also be adjudicated youth; youth aging out of foster care; youth with disabilities; and other at-risk youth populations.

Info: (NOFA); Kia Mason, grants management specialist, 202/693-2606,

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Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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