News Release

US Department of Labor announces over $72M in grants to improve employment opportunities for justice-involved individuals

WASHINGTON – When individuals exit correctional systems, they face a variety of challenges that inhibit their ability to reenter the workforce and their community. Today, the U.S. Department of Labor announced $72,797,326 in grant funds to be awarded to 32 programs to strengthen access to opportunity for these individuals.

The Reentry Project grant program supports the improvement and effectiveness of research-based, evidence-informed services that lead to better employment opportunities and outcomes for eligible participants. These grants give organizations the opportunity to develop new models with a focus on assisting communities with high poverty and crime rates in planning and implementing comprehensive reentry programs for justice-involved young adults ages 18-24 and adults age 25 and older.

The department’s Employment and Training Administration will award a total of $39,995,965 to nine intermediary organizations with up to $4.5 million awarded to each – four to serve adults and five to serve young adults. The department will also award $32,801,361 to 23 community-based organizations, with up to $1.5 million awarded to each – 14 to serve adults and nine to serve young adults.

Listed below are the awardees:

Intermediary Organizations

Applicant

Serving

State

Area(s) Served

Amount

Latino Coalition for Community Leadership

Young Adult

CA

Pomona, San Diego, Santa Ana and Los Angeles; Colorado Springs and Denver/Aurora, CO

$4,500,000

National Council of La Raza

Young Adult

DC

Eastern & Central San Jose, and
Los Angeles; San Juan, PR

$3,996,685

Safer Foundation

Adult

IL

Chicago (West and South sides),
and Davenport, IA

$4,500,000

Goodwill Industries International, Inc.

Adult

MD

Austin, TX; Detroit; Indianapolis; Little Rock, AR and Louisville, KY

$4,500,000

Family Health International (FHI 360)

Young Adult

NC

Hartford, CT; Boyle Heights and
South Los Angeles; and St. Louis

$4,499,280

STRIVE International, Inc.

Adult

NY

New Orleans; Waterbury, CT; Greenville, NC; Washington; Philadelphia and San Diego

$4,500,000

Local Initiatives Support Corp.

Adult

NY

Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, and Providence, RI

$4,500,000

Center for Employment Opportunities, Inc.

Young Adult

NY

Bronx, NY; Oklahoma City;
and Oakland, CA

$4,500,000

Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America, Inc.

Young Adult

PA

Philadelphia; Harrisburg, PA; Wilson, NC; and Springfield, OH

$4,500,000

 

$39,995,965

Community-Based Organizations

Applicant

Serving

State

Area(s) Served

Amount

Little Rock Workforce Development Board

Adult

AR

Pulaski County

$1,237,736

Volunteers of America of Los Angeles

Young Adult

CA

Santa Ana City

$1,500,000

Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps

Young Adult

CA

Sacramento

$1,500,000

The Youth Employment Partnership Inc.

Young Adult

CA

Alameda County

$1,500,000

Rubicon Programs Inc.

Adult

CA

Richmond and San Pablo

$1,498,292

OIC of Broward dba OIC of South Florida

Adult

FL

Broward County

$1,500,000

OIC of Broward dba OIC of South Florida

Young Adult

FL

Broward County

$1,500,000

Gang Alternative, Inc.

Young Adult

FL

Liberty City/Little Haiti,
and Miami City

$1,500,000

Tampa Bay Academy of Hope, Inc.

Adult

FL

Hillsborough County

$1,500,000

Goodwill of North Georgia

Young Adult

GA

Athens-Clarke, Dekalb, Hall, Cobb, Clayton and
Fulton counties

$1,237,737

Civic Works, Inc.

Adult

MD

Baltimore

$1,000,000

Connections to Success

Adult

MO

East St. Louis

$1,372,124

Family Resource Center South Atlantic

Adult

NC

Edgecombe, Wilson and
Vance counties

$1,500,000

Center for Community Alternatives, Inc.

Adult

NY

Syracuse

$1,499,998

Structured Employment Economic Development Corp.

Young Adult

NY

Memphis

$1,480,000

Alvis, Inc.

Adult

OH

Columbus

$1,500,000

Metropolitan Community Services, Inc.

Adult

OH

Franklin County

$1,500,000

It’s My Community Initiative, Inc.

Young Adult

OK

Oklahoma City

$1,500,000

Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa

Young Adult

OK

Tulsa

$1,500,000

It’s My Community Initiative, Inc.

Adult

OK

Oklahoma City

$1,237,737

Berks Connections/Pretrial Services

Adult

PA

Berks County

$1,237,737

Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina, Inc.

Adult

SC

Greenville, Spartanburg
and Columbia

$1,500,000

Project Return, Inc.

Adult

TN

Nashville

$1,500,000

 

$32,801,361

ETA News Release: 
06/27/2017
Contact Name: 

Joe Versen

Phone Number: 
Release Number: 
17-0916-NAT