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Catherine Francis

National Call to Action

While watching Super Bowl XLVI a few years ago, I was moved to tears like so many others, by the motivational, “It’s Halftime America” speech. It was a call to action to put America back to work; we were put on notice to keep the faith, a reminder that just because we are down, we are not out! Mr. Continue reading

Strategies Targeting Characteristics Common to Female Ex-Offenders

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announces the availability approximately
of $12 million in grant funds to award approximately eight grants to serve adult and youth
ex-offenders pre- and post-release. Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations, including faithbased
and community-based organizations. Applicants may choose to serve either youth or adults but may
not serve both populations. Continue reading

Recent Grant Awards

Below is a list of recent grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor. The Center for Faith-based and
Neighborhood Partnerships encourages faith-based and community-based organizations to connect with
grantees in their local areas to ensure the most disadvantaged workers and job seekers are served by
these grant programs. To find grantees in your city, county, or state visit the CFBNP community of
practice community-based partnerships page

Jobs, Training & Your Tax Dollars: The Need for Honest, Effective Reform & Collaboration

Billions of our tax dollars are being poured into Job training programs every year through the Dept. of Labor, the Employment Training Panel (via a special tax on employers), Visa programs and many other government grants. During 2012-2013 The U.S. Department of Labor spent approximately $1,289,600,121 on Job training and employment programs. The Employment Training Panel spent approximately $76,600,000 dollars on employer training programs. There are 24 other Government Grant Agencies. Continue reading

Obama administration announces $20 million for 10 public-private partnerships to support American manufacturing and encourage investment in the US

On October 9, 2012, the Obama administration announced 10 public-private partnerships across America
will receive $20 million in total awards to help revitalize American manufacturing and encourage
companies to invest in the United States through the Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation
Accelerator Challenge.

Department of Labor announces $500 million in community college grants to expand job training through local employer partnerships

On September 19, 2012, the Employment and Training Administration awarded $500 million in grants to
community colleges and universities around the country through the Trade Adjustment Assistance
Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) initiative, which promotes skills development and
employment opportunities in fields such as advanced manufacturing, transportation and health care, as
well as science, technology, engineering and math careers through partnerships between training
providers and local employers. Continue reading

Department of Labor awards $11.53 million in grants to provide job training services to 5,500 veterans nationwide

On August 21, 2012, the Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS) awarded grants totaling
$11.53 million through the Veterans’ Workforce Investment Program (VWIP) to provide an estimated
5,500 veterans with job training and skills development services. Eleven grants were awarded on a
competitive basis to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit
organizations, including faith-based and community organizations, in 10 states.