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Reentry Employment Opportunities (REO)

The Reentry Employment Opportunities (REO) program provides funding, authorized as Research and Evaluation under Section 169 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, for justice-involved youth and young adults and adults who were formerly incarcerated.

Our goal is to develop strategies and partnerships that facilitate the implementation of successful programs at the state and local levels that will improve the workforce outcomes for this population. These projects are designed to test the effectiveness of successful models and practices found in community and faith-based environments and other government systems that have not been tested for their adaptability in the public workforce system.

Click here to learn about the U.S. Department of Labor's grant process.

View current grant recipients

About REO
REO Fact Sheet
Federal Bonding Program

Questions and comments can be sent to:

For REO Resources and REO e-Newsletter, visit: