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ETA News Release: [08/06/2014]
Contact Name: Jason Kuruvilla or Egan Reich
Phone Number: (202) 693-6587 or x4960
Email:
Kuruvilla.Jason@dol.gov or Reich.Egan@dol.gov
Release Number: 14-1446-NAT

$73.6M in YouthBuild grants awarded by the US Labor Department

71 programs across 31 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands to receive funding

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $73,654,300 in YouthBuild grants to support academic and occupational skills training for at-risk youth.

"YouthBuild offers thousands of young people the tools, resources and opportunities they need to punch their ticket to the middle class," said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. "These federal grants are part of our broader effort to invest in the future of our nation's youth and help them climb the ladder of opportunity."

The grants range from approximately $700,000 to $1.1 million each and will fund 71 YouthBuild programs across 31 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. They will help approximately 4,800 young people obtain the certifications and skills necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Along with the programs receiving funding today, the Labor Department now actively funds 322 YouthBuild programs around the country.

The YouthBuild program aligns with President Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative and job-driven training agenda by promoting a "stepping stone" approach that provides a seamless progression from education to work-based training and results in good paying jobs for young adults. The community-based nature of these grants ensures that services are provided where they are needed most and are intended to reach the hardest to serve youth.

YouthBuild is a non-residential, community-based alternative education program that provides classroom instruction and occupational skills training to youth ages 16 to 24 who have been in the juvenile justice system, are aging out of foster care, have dropped out of high school or are otherwise at-risk of failing to reach key educational and career milestones.

The classroom training component leads to a high school diploma, general education development or other state-recognized equivalency diploma. The occupational skills training component provides YouthBuild participants with industry-recognized certifications in construction or other in-demand occupations, such as health care and information technology. Leadership development and community service are also key elements of the YouthBuild program, helping to ensure that participants maintain a connection to their communities through public service and volunteerism.
For more information about the Department of Labor's YouthBuild program, visit http://www.doleta.gov/youth_services/youthbuild.cfm.

A list of all grantees, their locations and award amounts follows:

Grantee

City

State

Funding

Hale Empowerment and Revitalization Organization Inc.

Greensboro

Ala.

$938,714

Little Rock Workforce Investment Board

Little Rock

Ark.

$720,000

Able-Disabled Advocacy Inc.

San Diego

Calif.

$1,100,000

Antelope Valley Partners for Health

Lancaster

Calif.

$1,100,000

Los Angeles Communities Advocating for Unity, Social Justice, and Action Inc.

Los Angeles

Calif.

$1,100,000

South Bay Workforce Investment Board Inc.

Hawthorne

Calif.

$1,100,000

Women In Non Traditional Employment Roles

Los Angeles

Calif.

$1,100,000

Colorado Construction Institute

Denver

Colo.

$1,100,000

Capital Workforce Partners

Hartford

Conn.

$1,100,000

Community Renewal Team Inc.

Hartford

Conn.

$1,100,000

Sasha Bruce Youthwork Inc.

Washington

D.C.

$1,099,324

Eastern Florida State College

Cocoa

Fla.

$960,836

Florida Institute for Workforce Innovation Inc.

Gainesville

Fla.

$1,100,000

Greater Miami Service Corps

Miami

Fla.

$1,100,000

Housing Authority of Lakeland

Lakeland

Fla.

$974,124

City of Atlanta-Atlanta Workforce Development Agency

Atlanta

Ga.

$1,100,000

City of Savannah GA

Savannah

Ga.

$936,000

Southwest Georgia United Empowerment Zone Inc.

Vienna

Ga.

$1,100,000

Urban League of Greater Atlanta Inc.

Atlanta

Ga.

$1,100,000

Community Council of Idaho Inc.

Caldwell

Idaho

$900,000

Emerson Park Development Corp.

East St. Louis

Ill.

$1,100,000

United Methodist Children's Home

Mt. Vernon

Ill.

$1,100,000

YouthBuild McLean County

Normal

Ill.

$1,100,000

Indianapolis Private Industry Council d/b/a EmployIndy

Indianapolis

Ind.

$1,100,000

Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program Inc.

Hazard

Ky.

$1,100,000

Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission

Covington

Ky.

$1,097,653

Northshore Technical Community College

Bogalusa

La.

$948,905

Southern University at Shreveport

Shreveport

La.

$1,075,000

St. James Parish Government/Department of Human Resources

Convent

La.

$900,000

Community Teamwork Inc.

Lowell

Mass.

$1,067,145

Just-A-Start Corp.

Cambridge

Mass.

$1,100,000

Lawrence Family Development and Education Fund Inc.

Lawrence

Mass.

$1,100,000

North Shore Community Development Coalition

Salem

Mass.

$1,100,000

Old Colony YMCA

Brockton

Mass.

$1,100,000

SVRC Industries Inc.

Saginaw

Mich.

$1,015,000

Guadalupe Alternative Programs

Saint Paul

Minn.

$768,000

CLIMB Community Development Corp.

Gulfport

Miss.

$1,099,985

Mississippi Action for Community Education Inc.

Greenville

Miss.

$1,077,266

West Jackson Community Development Corp.

Jackson

Miss.

$1,100,000

Housing Authority of Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City

Mo.

$1,100,000

Job Point

Columbia

Mo.

$1,100,000

St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment

St. Louis

Mo.

$1,098,580

River City Community Development Corp.

Elizabeth City

N.C.

$1,100,000

Telamon Corp.

Raleigh

N.C.

$967,200

Housing Authority of the City of Camden

Camden

N.J.

$1,100,000

Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe

N.M.

$1,099,944

Youth Development Inc.

Albuquerque

N.M.

$1,100,000

Commission on Economic Opportunity

Troy

N.Y.

$782,502

United Way of Long Island Inc.

Deer Park

N.Y.

$1,100,000

YMCA of Greater New York

New York

N.Y.

$1,097,249

County Corp.

Dayton

Ohio

$1,099,999

Project REBUILD Inc.

Canton

Ohio

$954,780

Sojourners Care Network

McArthur

Ohio

$1,100,000

Community Development Support Assn. Inc.

Enid

Okla.

$929,035

Heart of Oregon Corps Inc.

Bend

Ore.

$1,100,000

Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board

Youngwood

Pa.

$822,673

American YouthWorks

Austin

Texas

$1,099,948

Community Development Corp. of Brownsville

Brownsville

Texas

$711,226

George Gervin Youth Center Inc.

San Antonio

Texas

$1,100,000

Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College

Ogden

Utah

$1,092,673

Virgin Islands Housing Authority

St. Thomas

US Virgin Islands

$1,100,000

International Relief & Development Inc.

Arlington

Va.

$1,099,742

Pathways-VA Inc.

Petersburg

Va.

$1,100,000

Shalom Homes Inc.

Petersburg

Va.

$1,100,000

Randolph County Housing Authority

Elkins

W.Va.

$1,060,419

Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council

Vancouver

Wash.

$1,100,000

YouthCare

Seattle

Wash.

$1,079,724

CAP Services Inc.

Stevens Point

Wis.

$704,200

Community Action Inc. of Rock and Walworth Counties

Beloit

Wis.

$720,000

Milwaukee Area Technical College District

Milwaukee

Wis.

$1,089,254

Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board Inc.

Milwaukee

Wis.

$967,200

Total = $73,654,300