Tuesday, February 25, 2014

2014 YouthBuild Grants Available

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the availability of an estimated $73 million of funding through the latest round of competition for YouthBuild grants. Offered by DOL's Employment and Training Administration, YouthBuild is a community-based alternative education program for disadvantaged youth ages 16 - 24, including those who have dropped out of high school or aged out of foster care. By combining a focus on developing both academic and occupational skills, typically around home construction or renovation, YouthBuild seeks to help young people develop basic skills, get on a pathway to a career or further education, and address community issues related to a lack of affordable housing. While construction skills are at the core of the YouthBuild program, previously-funded applicants may also have the opportunity to offer training in other demand industries.

YouthBuild funds will be provided to an expected 73 grantees, with each award not to exceed $1.1 million. The grants will span a 40 month period that includes time for program planning and implementation as well as follow-up and tracking of YouthBuild program participants. DOL plans to award up to 30% of these funds to applicants that have not received a YouthBuild grant in the past or have not substantially completed performance in their initial grant.

Eligible applicants include public or non-profit agencies that have served disadvantaged youth in a YouthBuild or similar type of program. Examples include community development corporations, faith-based and community organizations, Indian tribes, and educational institutions.

Applications must be submitted no later than 4:00pm ET on April 22, 2014.

For complete details about this funding opportunity, please review the full announcement here.

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