Friday, January 20, 2012

Department of Labor Announces Reintegration of Ex-Offenders Program Grants

The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the availability of $20 million in grants for the Reintegration of Ex-Offenders Program.  With more than 700,000 individuals released from justice facilities each year, DOL recognizes that employment is a critical component of assisting former offenders avoid future incarceration and successfully re-enter their communities.  These grants will provide high-poverty, high-crime communities with funding for various support services, including: job training, employment preparation, mentoring and assistance that links former offenders to key services, such as substance abuse treatment.

This announcement if the fifth in a series of Reintegration of Ex-Offenders Program grants.  DOL expects to award 17 grants of approximately $1.2 million to nonprofit organizations that provide employment-focused support services for former offenders.  For more specific information about the grant, including eligibility criteria, please click here.

Grant applications are due March 13, 2012.


  1. any word on when new grants will be available since this one has passed?

    1. Thanks for checking out our blog! We posted information in early April regarding some new grant opportunities that are available through the Department of Justice - check them out! You can find them by clicking the "Reentry Resources" and "Workforce Development" category links on the right side of this page. We will certainly post information about new grant opportunities as they become available.