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Department Announces Availability of Funding for Development of YouthBuild Programs
Jan 29, 2013

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis has announced the availability of approximately $75 million in YouthBuild grant funds to develop programs that will help out-of-school youths complete high school or General Educational Development programs, as well as learn critical occupational skills in construction, health care, information technology and other fields.

Eligible applicants for these grants are public or private non-profit agencies or organizations including agencies that have previously served at-risk youth in a YouthBuild or other similar program. These agencies include, but are not limited to: Faith-based and community organizations; An entity carrying out activities under Workforce Investment Act (WIA), such as a local workforce investment board, American Job Center (formerly known as One-Stop Career Center), or local school board; A community action agency; A state or local housing development agency; An Indian tribe or other agency primarily serving American Indians; A community development corporation; A state or local youth service conservation corps; A consortium of such agencies or organizations with a designated lead applicant; or Any other public or private non-profit entity that is eligible to provide education or employment training under a Federal program.  Applications are due March 19. 2013.

The solicitation for grant applications, which includes information about how to apply for a grant, will be published in the January 22 edition of the Federal Register. It is available to view now at http://www.grants.gov or http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=GPrmQ4mBtbp2Q8pZ8zNTSqvztDmd25ymflNxTKPjsQ9Hv0vSvYQT!1848300817?oppId=216413&mode=VIEW

January 17 News Release

The last round of YouthBuild awards was announced on August 29, 2012. 

YouthBuild Webpage