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US Labor Department announces the availability of nearly $500K in grants to help Native Hawaiians, Alaska Native youth develop STEM job skills

What: The U.S. Department of Labor announces the availability of $497,000 in funding to serve Native Hawaiian and Alaskan Native youth and young adults, ages 14-24, to develop skills needed for high-growth, in-demand occupations and industries.

These grants are designed specifically to provide skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields. They aim to increase Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native enrollment in STEM-related certificate and degree programs, as well as provide education mentoring programs and work experience in STEM-related professions.

Who: Public and private nonprofit organizations, tribal organizations, American Indian tribal colleges or universities, and institutions of higher education are eligible. Funds are awarded on a competitive basis.

Funding Announcement: The solicitation for grant applications will be available here. The closing date for applications is April 7, 2017.

Employment and Training Administration
March 9, 2017
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Media Contact: Joe Versen
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