Agency: 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.