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ETA News Release: [06/12/2009]
Contact Name: Mike Volpe or Peggy Abrahamson
Phone Number: (202) 693-3984 or x7909
Release Number: 09-0649-NAT

U.S. Labor Department awards approximately $114 million in grants to help youth with education and training

YouthBuild program will help young people and communities nationwide

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis has announced the award of approximately $114 million to 183 community groups to provide education and training to young people across the United States. This amount is an initial increment for two years of grant operations. A remaining increment may be awarded pending the availability of additional funding. Among today's awardees, 62 are current Department of Labor YouthBuild grantees, and 121 are new to the department. The YouthBuild program assists out-of-school youth in obtaining their diplomas or GEDs while providing occupational training in the construction industry.

While acquiring leadership skills and participating in community service, at-risk youth build and renovate affordable housing within their communities. The awards include approximately $47 million allocated to the YouthBuild program under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

"President Obama and I are delighted to be able to increase funding for this promising program, which does so much for youth and their communities," said Secretary Solis. "The YouthBuild program not only assists young people in obtaining education and skills, but also gives them a sense of accomplishment and empowers them as they give back to their communities."

The Labor Department also plans to initiate a rigorous randomized control trial evaluation of the YouthBuild program to learn more about its impact on the disadvantaged youth it serves.

Participants in YouthBuild programs include individuals who have been in the juvenile justice system, youth aging out of foster care, high school dropouts and others. In addition to receiving academic and occupational skills training, these young people develop leadership skills and participate in community service opportunities. Many YouthBuild participants are learning "green" building techniques, assisting with retrofitting existing homes, and discovering how to help make their communities sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Organizations chosen for YouthBuild funding include workforce investment boards, faith-based and community groups, and local and nonprofit housing development agencies. The YouthBuild program was transferred by Congress from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to the U.S. Department of Labor in 2006. Today's announcement brings to 228 the total number of YouthBuild projects funded by the department.

For more information on YouthBuild grants and other Department of Labor youth employment programs, visit http://www.doleta.gov/youth_services/.

Editor's Note: Two lists of grantees — with regular and American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funding, respectively — are below.


YouthBuild Grants 2009: Regular Funding

NO.

ORGANIZATION NAME

CITY

STATE

INITIAL INCREMENT

1

Pickens County Community Action Committee and Community Development Corp. Inc.

Carrollton

AL

687,500

2

Sumter County Board of Education

Livingston

AL

687,500

3

Council on Substance Abuse-NCADD

Montgomery

AL

596,584

4

City of Phoenix

Phoenix

AZ

687,500

5

San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps

El Monte

CA

687,486

6

Century Center for Economic Opportunity

Gardena

CA

687,500

7

Los Angeles Communities Advocating for Unity, Social Justice

Los Angeles

CA

687,500

8

Youth Employment Partnership, Inc.

Oakland

CA

675,000

9

City of Richmond Employment and Training Department

Richmond

CA

687,500

10

Sacramento Local Conservation Corps

Sacramento

CA

686,961

11

Able-Disabled Advocacy, Inc.

San Diego

CA

687,500

12

San Diego Imperial Counties Labor Council

San Diego

CA

687,500

13

Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County

Santa Rosa

CA

437,500

14

San Joaquin County Office of Education

Stockton

CA

687,500

15

Community Services & Employment Training, Inc.

Visalia

CA

687,500

16

Co-opportunity Inc.

Hartford

CT

687,500

17

Latin American Youth Center YouthBuild Public Charter School

Washington

DC

687,500

18

Brevard Community College

Cocoa

FL

687,489

19

City of Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville

FL

574,622

20

Housing Authority of Lakeland

Lakeland

FL

508,276

21

Florida Institute for Workforce Innovation, Inc.

Melrose

FL

625,000

22

City of Sanford YouthBuild

Sanford

FL

450,000

23

Tampa Housing Authority

Tampa

FL

634,243

24

Prevention Plus, Inc.

Forest Park

GA

637,500

25

Southwest Georgia United Empowerment Zone, Inc.

Vienna

GA

687,500

26

Goodwill Industries/Wall Street Mission

Sioux City

IA

687,500

27

OAI, Inc.

Chicago

IL

675,000

28

Lewis and Clark Community College

Godfrey

IL

506,250

29

YouthBuild Lake County

North Chicago

IL

687,500

30

City of Peoria Workforce Development Department

Peoria

IL

687,500

31

Comprehensive Community Solutions, Inc.

Rockford

IL

684,030

32

Springfield Urban League, Inc.

Springfield

IL

625,000

33

Indianapolis Private Industry Council, Inc.

Indianapolis

IN

686,586

34

Young Adult Development in Action DBA YouthBuild Hazard

Louisville

KY

437,500

35

Louisiana Technical College Sullivan Campus

Bogalusa

LA

555,456

36

The Hope Center, Inc.

Gretna

LA

687,200

37

Quad Area Community Action Agency, Inc.

Hammond

LA

656,250

38

Louisiana Technical College

Tallulah

LA

437,500

39

Old Colony Y (serving Brockton)

Brockton

MA

687,500

40

YouthBuild USA

Somerville

MA

687,500

41

Training Resources of America Incorporated

Worcester

MA

314,899

42

Goodwill Industries of Northern New England

Portland

ME

686,864

43

Workforce Development Inc. dba Office of Michigan Works

Benton Harbor

MI

687,500

44

Metro Housing Partnership, Inc.

Flint

MI

677,788

45

Community Action Agency

Jackson

MI

437,719

46

CAPITAL AREA MICHIGAN WORKS!

LANSING

MI

675,000

47

Northwest Michigan Council of Governments

Traverse City

MI

687,500

48

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Cass Lake

MN

687,317

49

Housing Authority of St. Louis County

St. Louis

MO

492,184

50

Montana State University Northern

Havre

MT

687,500

51

Telamon Corporation

Raleigh

NC

515,854

52

Neighborhoods, Inc. d/b/a NeighborWorks Lincoln

Lincoln

NE

546,250

53

YouthBuild Newark, Inc.

Newark

NJ

687,500

54

Isles, Inc

Trenton

NJ

687,500

55

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

Brooklyn

NY

505,744

56

Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation

Mayville

NY

402,532

57

Youth Action Programs and Homes, Inc

New York

NY

657,909

58

Settlement Housing Fund, Inc.

New York

NY

687,500

59

Abyssinian Development Corporation

New York

NY

687,500

60

Nubian Directions II, Inc.

Poughkeepsie

NY

472,500

61

Urban League of Rochester, NY, Inc.

Rochester

NY

687,500

62

Northeast Parent and Child Society, Inc.

Schenectady

NY

687,500

63

Jubilee Homes of Syracuse, Inc.

Syracuse

NY

450,000

64

Commission on Economic Opportunity

Troy

NY

687,500

65

Workforce Investment Board

Utica

NY

623,959

66

Western New York AmeriCorps Fund

West Seneca

NY

687,492

67

Project Rebuild, Inc.

Canton

OH

686,451

68

Easter Seals Work Resource Center

Cincinnati

OH

500,009

69

The Way Station, Inc.

Columbiana

OH

387,294

70

Buckeye Community Hope Foundation

Columbus

OH

687,500

71

Youth Over Us, Inc.

Columbus

OH

687,500

72

Improved Solutions for Urban Systems Inc. (ISUS)

Dayton

OH

687,500

73

Sojourners Care Network

McArthur

OH

528,226

74

Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority

Warren

OH

491,596

75

Community Action Commission of Fayette County

Washington Court House

OH

650,000

76

Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority

Youngstown

OH

675,000

77

Little Dixie Community Action Agency, Inc.

Hugo

OK

435,298

78

Tulsa Technology School District #18

Tulsa

OK

653,904

79

Community Services Consortium (CSC)

Corvallis

OR

601,589

80

Portland YouthBuilders

Portland

OR

687,500

81

Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation

Lewisburg

PA

687,500

82

Philadelphia Youth For Change Charter School

Philadelphia

PA

687,500

83

Connection Training Services

Philadelphia

PA

687,500

84

Garfield Jubilee Association, Inc.

Pittsburgh

PA

554,375

85

United Community Services For Working Families

Reading

PA

687,274

86

Lycoming-Clinton Commission for Community Action (STEP), Inc

Williamsport

PA

678,562

87

Crispus Attucks Association, Inc. of York, Pennsylvania

York

PA

687,500

88

Sumter County

Sumter

SC

437,500

89

Shelby County Government

Memphis

TN

579,903

90

YMCA of Middle Tennessee

Nashville

TN

625,030

91

La Fe Community Development Corporation

El Paso

TX

687,500

92

Walker Montgomery Development Corporation

New Waverly

TX

570,131

93

San Antonio Youth Centers

San Antonio

TX

687,500

94

International Relief and Development

Arlington

VA

687,373

95

Workforce Development Council Snohomish County

Everett

WA

359,979

96

YouthCare

Seattle

WA

583,863

97

Educational Service District 101

Spokane

WA

686,680

98

Tacoma Goodwill Industries

Tacoma

WA

687,500

99

Opportunities Industrialization Center of Youth

Yakima

WA

652,500

100

Workforce Connections, Inc.

La Crosse

WI

612,178

101

Operation Fresh Start, Inc.

Madison

WI

387,693

102

Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board

Milwaukee

WI

675,000

103

Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development, Inc.

Pewaukee

WI

687,500

104

Renewal Unlimited, Inc.

Portage

WI

525,293

105

OIC of Racine County, Inc.

Racine

WI

687,500

106

CAP Services, Inc.

Stevens Point

WI

477,584

107

The Huntington WV Housing Authority

Huntington

WV

437,192

108

Human Resource Development Foundation, Inc.

Morgantown

WV

499,577

 

 

 

 

66,500,000

 

YouthBuild Grants 2009: Recovery Act

NO.

ORGANIZATION NAME

CITY

STATE

INITIAL INCREMENT

1

Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.

Anchorage

AK

628,805

2

Aletheia House

Birmingham

AL

699,600

3

Hale Empowerment and Revitalization Organization, Inc.

Greensboro

AL

550,587

4

Town of Guadalupe

Guadalupe

AZ

456,292

5

The Metropolitan Area Advisory Committee Project

Chula Vista

CA

699,600

6

Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission

Fresno

CA

699,600

7

Coalition for Responsible Community Development

Los Angeles

CA

686,880

8

Year One dba Mile High Youth Corps

Denver

CO

698,828

9

The WorkPlace, Inc.

Bridgeport

CT

604,846

10

Community Renewal Team, Inc.

Hartford

CT

463,620

11

ARCH Training Center, Inc.

Washington

DC

699,265

12

Sasha Bruce Youthwork

Washington

DC

699,600

13

WorkNet Pinellas, Inc.

Clearwater

FL

699,600

14

Urban League of Broward County

Fort Lauderdale

FL

699,600

15

Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority, Inc.

Atlanta

GA

613,672

16

City of Savannah, Georgia

Savannah

GA

503,712

17

Department of Community Services

Honolulu

HI

699,600

18

Des Moines Area Community College

Ankeny

IA

494,436

19

Southeastern Community College

West Burlington

IA

572,351

20

Quad County Urban League

Aurora

IL

699,600

21

Emerson Park Development Corporation

East St. Louis

IL

699,600

22

United Methodist Childrens Home

Mt. Vernon

IL

676,994

23

The Housing Authority of the City of Evansville

Evansville

IN

636,000

24

United Way of Wyandotte County, Inc.

Kansas City

KS

699,600

25

Young Adult Development in Action dba YouthBuild Louisville

Louisville

KY

699,600

26

Morehead State University

Morehead

KY

651,876

27

East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority

Baton Rouge

LA

673,565

28

St. James Parish Government

Convent

LA

508,800

29

Old Colony Y (serving Fall River)

Brockton

MA

699,600

30

Community Teamwork, Inc.

Lowell

MA

699,600

31

Portland West, Inc.

Portland

ME

699,600

32

Neighborhoods, Incorporated of Battle Creek

Battle Creek

MI

467,968

33

SER Metro Detroit Jobs for Progress, Inc.

Detroit

MI

699,600

34

Bi-County Community Action Programs, Inc.

Bemidji

MN

457,920

35

Tree Trust

St. Paul

MN

445,200

36

Job Point

Columbia

MO

699,600

37

M S Action for Community Education

Greenville

MS

546,323

38

Blackfeet Tribal Business Council

Browning

MT

698,125

39

River City Community Development Corporation

Elizabeth City

NC

610,560

40

Housing Authority of the City of Wilmington, N. C.

Wilmington

NC

508,800

41

Turtle Mountain Community College

Belcourt

ND

664,212

42

High Plains Community Development Corp., Inc.

Chadron

NE

477,000

43

Goodwill Industries, Inc.

Omaha

NE

523,319

44

HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF CAMDEN

CAMDEN

NJ

699,600

45

New Jersey Community Development Corporation

Paterson

NJ

699,600

46

Tohatchi Area of Opportunity & Services, Inc.

Tohatchi

NM

699,600

47

Southern Nevada Workforce Investment Board

Las Vegas

NV

699,600

48

South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation

Bronx

NY

622,110

49

United Way of Long Island, Inc.

Deer Park

NY

699,600

50

Board of Cooperative Educational Service of Ulster County

New Paltz

NY

519,199

51

Akron Summit Community Action, Inc.

Akron

OH

667,800

52

Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency

Cincinnati

OH

618,113

53

Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

Cleveland

OH

513,014

54

Community Development Support Association, Inc.

Enid

OK

581,940

55

Eagle Ridge Institute

Oklahoma City

OK

699,600

56

HEART OF OREGON CORPS

Bend

OR

699,600

57

The Job Council

Medford

OR

699,600

58

Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley, Inc.

Johnstown

PA

503,479

59

MONTGOMERY COUNTY WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD

NORRISTOWN

PA

697,274

60

The Providence Plan

Providence

RI

691,968

61

Spartanburg Housing Authority

Spartanburg

SC

698,597

62

Alliance for Business & Training

Elizabethton

TN

661,504

63

Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority, Inc.

Morristown

TN

444,640

64

American YouthWorks

Austin

TX

699,573

65

HoustonWorks USA

Houston

TX

699,600

66

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake City

UT

624,824

67

People Incorporated of Virginia

Abingdon

VA

476,244

68

Pathways-VA, Inc.

Petersburg

VA

699,600

69

ReCycle North

Burlington

VT

496,080

70

Lummi Housing Authority

Bellingham

WA

698,553

71

Community Youth Services

Olympia

WA

623,280

72

Community Action, Inc. of Rock & Walworth Counties

Janesville

WI

457,920

73

Indianhead Community Action Agency, Inc.

Ladysmith

WI

699,600

74

Randolph County Housing Authority

Elkins

WV

603,061

75

Southern Appalachian Labor School

Kincaid

WV

716,670

 

 

 

 

47,025,000