Grants Awarded 1999
$223 Millon in Grants Will Give Young People the Opportunity to Succeed;
36 Communities to Benefit
In the largest investment of its kind, the U.S. Labor Department today awarded $223 million in grants to 36 communities to attack unemployment among out-of-school youth. Today's grants are the first installment of a five-year, $1.375 billion effort to provide education and job training opportunities to young people who are most at-risk of permanent joblessness.
Contextual Learning Demonstration Program
The department awarded seven so-called contextual learning grants, totaling nearly $6.2 million, for innovative job training programs.
Innovation in Apprenticeship for Women
Helping women get into non-traditional jobs through apprenticeships is the goal of eight grants totaling $748,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.
Quality Child Care Initiative Solicitation
School-to-Work Opportunities Act: Industry Association/Business Consortium Solicitation
Eight grants totaling $4,783,651 are being awarded to national industry groups and trade associations and to regional and local business organizations to increase employer involvement in School-to-Work.
Incumbent Worker Demonstration Program
The U.S. Department of Labor is giving 12 states more than $11.2 million to upgrade the skills of workers employed in low-skill jobs or who have obsolete job skills.
Dislocated Worker Manufacturing Technology Demonstration Program
Ten states across the country will receive $9.5 million to help workers who have been laid off get training in advanced manufacturing skills.
Eleven States Chosen to Conduct Pilot Re-employment Projects
U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration is awarding a total of $5.1 million for re-employment service demonstration projects