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.
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.
On July 26, 2012, the Employment and Training Administration announced the award of nearly $260
million in grants to 15 nonprofit organizations across the country to provide critical job training and related
services through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).
On June 28, 2012 the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration announced a
total of $12,096,172 in grants to nine nonprofit organizations across the country to provide critical
employment and support services for previously incarcerated female adults and youth as they make the
transition back into their communities.
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
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
On May 23, 2012, U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration announced
$20,518,598 in grants to 18 nonprofit organizations across the country to fund employment-related
services for formerly incarcerated adults who are returning to high-poverty, high-crime communities.