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Youth Build

Type: Federal
Source: U.S Dept. Of Labor
Program: Youth Build
Eligibility: 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.

An organization (based on its Employer Identification Number), may only be awarded one grant as a result of this competition. This requirement applies to both new applicants and previously funded applicants that have received a DOL YouthBuild grant in a previous competition. In addition, grantees who received funding from the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 YouthBuild competition [SGA/DFA PY 11-06] are funded through December 2015 and these grantees (based on its Employer Identification Number) are not eligible to participate in this competition.
Purpose: YouthBuild Is A Community-based Alternative Education Program For Youth Between The Ages Of 16 And 24 Who Are High School Dropouts, Adjudicated Youth, Youth Aging Out Of Foster Care, Youth With Disabilities, And Other At-risk Youth Populations. The YouthBuild Program Simultaneously Addresses Several Core Issues Facing Low-income Communities: Affordable Housing, Education, Employment, Crime Prevention, And Leadership Development. The YouthBuild Model Balances In-school Learning And Occupational Skills Training That Prepare At-risk Youth For Career Placement. The In-school Component Is An Alternative Education Program That Assists Youth Who Are Often Significantly Behind In Basic Skills To Obtain The Goal Of A High School Diploma Or GED Credential. The Occupational Skills Training Component Prepares At Risk Youth To Achieve The Goal Of Career Placement, And Also Supports The Goal Of Increasing Affordable Housing By Teaching Youth Construction Skills Learned By Building Or Significantly Renovating Homes For Low-income Or Homeless Families Or Individuals. Occupational Skills Training Also May Include Other Demand Industries In Addition To Construction For Grantees That Have Been Previously Funded By The Department Of Labor.
Deadline: 03-19-2013
Award Max: $1,100,000.00
Quantity: Unknown
Period: 3 years and 4 months.
For further information about this SGA, please contact Kia Mason, Grants Management Specialist, Division of Federal Assistance, at (202) 693-2606. Applicants should e-mail all technical questions to mason.kia@dol.gov and must specifically reference SGA/DFA PY 12-02, and along with question(s), include a contact name, fax and phone number. This announcement is being made available on the ETA Web site at http://www.doleta.gov/grants and at http://www.grants.gov.
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