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Department of Labor Announcements

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
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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

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 announces $75.7 million in YouthBuild grants for programs nationwide

On August 29, 2012, the Employment and Training Administration awarded $75.7 million in YouthBuild
grants to help out-of-school youth earn a high school or General Educational Development diploma while
learning critical occupational skills in construction, health care, information technology and other fields.
The grants range from $700,000 to $1.1 million each and together will fund 74 YouthBuild programs in 28
states and the District of Columbia.

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.

US Department of Labor awards nearly $50 million to provide training and employment services to formerly incarcerated juveniles and young adults

On June 21, 2012 the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration announced
nearly $50 million in two types of grants to 25 community-based organizations that will provide job
training, education and support services to youth and young adults returning from the juvenile justice
system. Continue reading

US Labor Department awards nearly $147 million in Workforce Innovation Fund grants

On June 14, 2012 the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration announced
nearly $147 million in grants to develop and expand innovative strategies to help Americans return to work
by delivering services more efficiently, facilitating cooperation across programs and funding streams, and
focusing on partnerships with specific employers or industry sectors to develop programs that reflect
current and future skill needs. Continue reading