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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
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US Department of Labor announces $1.8 million in grants to support women in nontraditional occupations

On June 26, 2012 the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau and Employment and Training
Administration’s Office of Apprenticeship. announced awards of $1.8 million in grants to consortia in six
states through the Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations program. The grants will
support innovative projects that improve the recruitment, hiring, training, employment and retention of
women in apprenticeships in industries such as advanced manufacturing, transportation and construction.