DOL: Department of Labor Announces $90m in Grants to Support Delivery of Training, Employment Services to Young People For High Demand Careers

Friday, April 28, 2023

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Aligns with Biden-Harris administration’s efforts to expand apprenticeships, strengthen workforce

WASHINGTON – To continue to expand Registered Apprenticeships, prepare young workers for good quality jobs and strengthen the nation’s workforce to meet industry demands, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $90 million in grants to 68 organizations in 32 states to provide training and employment services.

Ranging from $700,000 to $1.5 million each, the awards’ announcement follows the department announcement of the availability of YouthBuild grants in November 2022. The grants will support pre-apprenticeships that will educate and train young people, from ages 16 to 24, who are neither enrolled in school nor in the labor market for jobs in high-demand industries. These industries include the construction industry, for which YouthBuild grants will help deliver education and training to enable students to use their abilities to build or rehabilitate affordable housing in their communities for low-income or unhoused families.

“The YouthBuild grants we’re announcing today will strengthen the nation’s workforce. They will also make sure young people have access to the training and skills they need for good quality jobs, made possible by the historic investments by Biden-Harris’ administration to rebuild our nation,” explained Acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Brent Parton. “These investments will also help meet the demands of employers in high-demand industries as they seek to expand their workforces.”

Administered by the department’s Employment and Training Administration, and supported by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, YouthBuild grants support a pre-apprenticeship model that provides

disadvantaged young people with occupational skills training, employment services and educational guidance, with emphasis on green building techniques, including understanding sustainable building materials, solar panel installation, weatherization processes and the use of Energy Star appliances.

YouthBuild participants will divide their time between classroom instruction – where they earn their high school diploma or equivalency degree – and workplace training to prepare for postsecondary opportunities. The grants will also enable young people to train for careers in healthcare, information technology, manufacturing and logistics, culinary arts and hospitality.

In August 2022, the department added the YouthBuild program to the Biden-Harris administration’s Justice40 initiative, which aims to ensure that 40 percent of the overall benefits of certain federal investments flow to disadvantaged communities that are overburdened by pollution.

Learn more about the YouthBuild program.

The list of YouthBuild grant recipients and funds awarded follows this release.

Housing Authority of the City of OpelikaOpelikaAL$1,371,354
Yukon Koyukuk School DistrictFairbanksAK$1,500,000
Cossatot Community College, University of ArkansasDeQueenAR$1,205,176
City of AnaheimAnaheimCA$960,814
Fresno County Economic Opportunities CommissionFresnoCA$1,500,000
Los Angeles Communities Advocating for Unity, Social Justice and ActionMontebelloCA$1,200,000
Rising Stars Business AcademyMoreno ValleyCA$1,500,000
Riverside County Office of EducationRiversideCA$1,292,019
San Joaquin County Office of EducationStocktonCA$1,196,000
Medici RoadWashingtonDC$1,499,685
Florida Institute for Workforce Innovation Inc.GainesvilleFL$1,400,000
Valencia CollegeKissimmeeFL$1,500,000
Greater Miami Service CorpsMiamiFL$1,100,000
Palm Beach County Housing AuthorityWest Palm BeachFL$1,500,000
Winter Haven Housing AuthorityWinter HavenFL$1,000,000
Albany Housing AuthorityAlbanyGA$1,371,354
Northwest Georgia Housing AuthorityRomeGA$1,099,300
Metropolitan Family ServicesChicagoIL$1,371,354
Homework Hangout Club Inc.DecaturIL$1,472,000
The Housing Authority of ElginElginIL$1,500,000
Peoria Housing AuthorityPeoriaIL$1,500,000
Housing Authority of the City of EvansvilleEvansvilleIN$1,500,000
Des Moines Area Community CollegeAnkenyIA$1,244,503
Manhattan Housing AuthorityManhattanKS$1,500,000
Civic Works Inc.BaltimoreMD$1,472,000
Volunteers of America Chesapeake and Carolinas Inc.LanhamMD$1,500,000
Rockville Housing EnterprisesRockvilleMD$1,500,000
North Shore Community Development Coalition Inc.SalemMA$1,500,000
Southwest Economic Solutions CorporationDetroitMI$1,246,615
Charles Stewart Mott Community CollegeFlintMI$1,499,865
Change Inc.Saint PaulMN$1,500,000
Tree TrustSaint PaulMN$1,500,000
Goodwill Industries Inc.Saint PaulMN$1,102,485
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity AgencyVirginiaMN$732,000
Community Partnership of Southeast MissouriCape GirardeauMO$1,258,273
Job PointColumbiaMO$1,499,981
Chicanos Por La Causa Nevada Inc.Las VegasNV$1,500,000
The Children’s Cabinet Inc.RenoNV$1,500,000
United Community Corp.NewarkNJ$1,500,000
YouthWorksSanta FeNM$1,399,985
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation Inc.BrooklynNY$1,500,000
Rural Ulster Preservation Company Inc.KingstonNY$1,300,000
Research Foundation, CUNY-Manhattan Community CollegeNew YorkNY$1,500,000
Youth Action Programs and Homes Inc.New YorkNY$1,500,000
Social Enterprise and Training Center Inc.SchenectadyNY$1,500,000
Workforce Development Board of Herkimer, Madison and Oneida CountiesUticaNY$1,499,204
Franklin Vance Warren Opportunity Inc.HendersonNC$1,500,000
Central Carolina Community CollegeSanfordNC$1,499,996
YouthBuild Columbus Community SchoolColumbusOH$1,500,000
Youth Over Us Inc.ColumbusOH$1,371,354
County CorpDaytonOH$1,500,000
Community Development Support Association Inc.EnidOK$1,368,756
Heart of Oregon Corps Inc.BendOR$1,500,000
Garfield Jubilee AssociationPittsburghPA$1,493,284
Knoxville Leadership FoundationKnoxvilleTN$1,500,000
American YouthWorksAustinTX$1,499,872
Community Development Corporation of BrownsvilleBrownsvilleTX$1,495,715
SER-Jobs for Progress of the Texas Gulf Coast Inc.HoustonTX$1,500,000
Pharr Housing AuthorityPharrTX$1,500,000
Ogden-Weber Technical CollegeOgdenUT$1,369,111
West Piedmont Workforce Investment BoardMartinsvilleVA$1,500,000
Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing AuthorityPortsmouthVA$700,000
Goodwill Industries of the Valleys Inc.RoanokeVA$1,200,000
Opportunities Industrialization Center of WashingtonYakimaWA$1,500,000
Elkhorn Area School DistrictElkhornWI$827,964
Employ Milwaukee Inc.MilwaukeeWI$1,496,882
Total Awarded$93,531,901



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