The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration announced the second competition for YouthBuild grants that provide disadvantaged young people with education and training, and expand the supply of affordable housing in low-income communities. A total of approximately $47 million is due to be awarded in spring 2009 in amounts ranging between $700,000 and $1.1 million. The deadline for applications is Jan. 15, 2009.
(www.youthbuild.org) is an alternative education program that provides
disadvantaged youth with training in construction while emphasizing pathways to
postsecondary education that lead to careers in high-growth, high-demand
occupations. Those served include young people who have been in the juvenile
justice system, youth aging out of foster care, high school dropouts and other
solicitation for grant applications can be found online atwww.doleta.gov/sga/sga.cfmorwww.grants.gov. The competition is open to
organizations including workforce investment boards, One-Stop Career Centers,
faith-based and community groups, housing development agencies, Indian tribes
and other entities. Details on a future virtual prospective applicant conference
will be postedhere.
than 200 YouthBuild programs are currently operating throughout the country.
Approximately 2,900 young people in 90 to 100 communities will be served during
the first year of this project.
more information on YouthBuild grants and other youth employment programs,