News Release

U.S. Department of Labor Awards $84.4 Million for Reentry Projects To Help Americans Transition from Justice System to the Workforce

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today approximately $84,400,000 in Reentry Project grants awarded to 41 nonprofits and local and state governments. These projects will serve either young adults, between the ages of 18 to 24 who have been involved in the juvenile or adult justice system, or adults, ages 25 and older, formerly incarcerated in the adult criminal justice system.

These grants give organizations the opportunity to develop methods that maximize participants' inclusion and integration into society, employment opportunities, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency. They intend to address the full range of challenges faced by justice-involved individuals transitioning back to the community. The Department awarded these grants to a combination of rural and urban projects located in high-crime, high-poverty communities. Awardees offer a range of services based on current evidence and proven research, as well as promising emerging practices.

Consistent with the President's Executive Order on Expanding Apprenticeships in the United States, the Department awarded funding to organizations to create models that offer apprenticeship opportunities as well as increased employment outcomes for eligible participants.

"Individuals, families, communities and our economy as a whole are better off when the transition from the justice system to employment is successful," said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. "These reentry programs are designed to break the cycle of recidivism by providing assistance toward achieving meaningful employment."

The intent of the Reentry Projects grant program is to protect community safety by ensuring that participants who successfully exit the program are provided with positive opportunities to engage in employment or education; become productive, responsible, and law-abiding members of society; maintain long-term employment; and establish a stable residence.

The following organizations received the grant awards:

Intermediary Organizations

Applicant Legal Name

HQ Location

Service Areas

Population Served

Funding Request

Family Health International

Durham, NC

Pine Bluff, AR; Louisville, KY; Boston, MA; Baltimore, MD; Albany, NY

Young Adults

$4,500,000

Goodwill Industries International, Inc.

Rockville, MD

Tucson, AZ; Baltimore, MD; St. Paul, MN; Pittsburgh, PA; Roanoke, VA

Adults

$4,500,000

Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America, Inc.

Philadelphia, PA

Springfield, OH; Portland, OR; Harrisburg, PA; Philadelphia, PA

Adults

$4,424,458

Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America, Inc.

Philadelphia, PA

Minneapolis, MN; Rocky Mount, NC; Portland, OR; Coatesville, PA

Young Adults

              $4,362,911

PathStone Corporation

Rochester, NY

Atlantic City, NJ; Rochester, NY; Reading, PA; Bayamon, PR

Young Adults

$4,500,000

STRIVE International, Inc.

New York, NY

San Diego, CA; Boston, MA; Yonkers, NY; Philadelphia, PA

Young Adults

$4,500,000

Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation

New York, NY

Baltimore, MD; South Bronx, NY; Memphis, TN; West Memphis, AR

Young Adults

              $4,358,210

The Dannon Project

Birmingham, AL

Birmingham, AL; Jacksonville, AL; Boston, MA; Florence, SC

Young Adults

$4,500,000

The Institute for Educational Leadership

Washington, DC

Phoenix, AZ; Los Angeles, CA; Lansing, MI; Nashville, TN; Houston, TX

Young Adults

$4,499,954

 

Non-Intermediary Organizations

Applicant Legal Name

HQ Location

Service Areas

Population  Served

Funding Request

American YouthWorks

Austin, TX

Austin, TX

Young Adults

$575,208

Champaign County Regional Planning Commission

Urbana, IL

Urbana, IL

Young Adults

$1,500,000

City of Lawrence, Division Merrimack Valley WIB

Lawrence, MA

Lawrence, MA

Young Adults

$760,000

CLC, Inc.

Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth, TX

Young Adults

$1,500,000

Connections to Success

Kansas City, KS

Kansas City, KS

Adults

$1,440,000

Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow

Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas, NV

Adults

$1,500,000

Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow

Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas, NV

Young Adults

$1,500,000

Friendly House, Inc.

Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix, AZ

Young Adults

$1,500,000

Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids, Inc.

Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids, MI

Adults

$1,500,000

Goodwill Industries of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Adults

$1,500,000

Living Classrooms Foundation

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, MD

Adults

$1,199,985

MERS Missouri Goodwill Industries

Saint Louis, MO

Saint Louis, MO

Adults

$1,499,993

Operation New Hope, Inc.

Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville, FL

Adults

$1,500,000

Playa Vista Job Opportunities and Business Services

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Adults

$1,500,000

Schenectady Community Action Program

Schenectady, NY

Schenectady, NY

Adults

$752,000

SER-Jobs for Progress of the Texas Gulf Coast, Inc.

Houston, TX

Houston, TX

Young Adults

$1,500,000

Siouxland Human Investment Partnership

Sioux City, IA

Sioux City, IA

Young Adults

$1,499,799

STRIVE International, Inc./East Harlem

New York, NY

New York, NY

Adults

$1,500,000

Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation

New York, NY

West Memphis, AR

Adults

$1,496,779

Tampa Bay Academy of Hope

Tampa, FL

Tampa, FL

Adults

$1,500,000

The Dannon Project

Birmingham, AL

Birmingham, AL

Adults

$1,500,000

The Fourth Judicial Circuit Community Corrections Program

Selma, AL

Safford, AL

Adults

$1,500,000

The WorkPlace

Bridgeport, CT

Bridgeport, CT

Young Adults

$1,495,600

Total Action Against Poverty in Roanoke Valley, Inc.

Roanoke, VA

Roanoke, VA

Young Adults

$1,040,000

TRWIB, Inc.

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, PA

Young Adults

$1,499,963

United Way of Central Iowa

Des Moines, IA

Des Moines, IA

Adults

$1,500,000

Urban League of Greater Atlanta, Inc.

Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA

Adults

$1,499,999

Urban League of Rochester, NY, Inc.

Rochester, NY

Rochester, NY

Adults

$1,500,000

Urban League of Rochester, NY, Inc.

Rochester, NY

Rochester, NY

Young Adults

$1,000,000

Volunteers of America Chesapeake, Inc.

Lanham, MD

Baltimore, MD

Adults

$1,499,999

Volunteers of America Massachusetts, Inc.

Jamaica Plain, MA

Lawrence, MA

Adults

$1,499,998

Workforce Development Board of Herkimer, Madison & Oneida Counties

Utica, NY

Utica, NY

Young Adults

$1,500,000

 

Agency
Employment & Training Administration
Date
June 26, 2018
Release Number
18-1093-NAT
Contact: Egan Reich
Phone Number