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.