News Release

U.S. Department of Labor Awards $85.9 Million for Reentry Projects

WASHINGTON, DC – In its latest effort to ensure that individuals returning to the labor force from the justice system have the opportunity to gain meaningful employment, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced approximately $85.9 million in Reentry Project grants awarded to 45 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. The Reentry Projects will serve either young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 who have been involved in the juvenile or adult criminal justice system – including those who did not complete high school – or adults ages 25 and older who were previously involved in the adult criminal justice system. 

Administered by the Department's Employment and Training Administration (ETA), the Reentry Project grants protect community safety by ensuring that successful participants enter employment and/or education; become productive, responsible, and law-abiding members of society; maintain long-term employment; and sustain a stable residence. President Trump's 2019 State of the Union Address called for an ongoing commitment to reform efforts that prevent crime, facilitate successful reentry, and reduce recidivism.

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.

The following organizations received the grant awards:

Intermediary Organizations

Applicant

City, State

Service Areas

Population Served

Amount

The Dannon Project

Birmingham, AL

Birmingham and Montgomery, AL; and Florence, SC

Young Adults

$4,500,000

Latino Coalition for Community Leadership

Santa Barbara, CA

Denver, CO; Bakersfield, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Santa Ana, and San Diego

Young Adults

$4,500,000

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

Washington, DC

Richmond, Hampton Roads, VA; Boston, MA; and Chicago, IL

Young Adults

$4,499,472

AMIkids Inc.

Tampa, FL

Pensacola; Miami-Dade; Pinellas and Lee counties

Young Adults

$4,500,000

Goodwill Industries International

Rockville, MD

Dayton, OH; Houston, TX; Rockford, IL; Santa Ana, CA; Shreveport, LA

Young Adults

$4,500,000

Pathstone Corp.

Rochester, NY

Camden, NJ; Buffalo, NY; Wilkes Barre, PA; and Bayamon Jurisdiction, PR

Young Adults

$4,500,000

Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America

Philadelphia, PA

Norristown, PA; Greater Rocky Mountain Area and Central North Carolina; Greater Miami (FL) Area

Adults

$4,500,000

Non-Intermediary Organizations

Applicant

City, State

Service Areas

Population Served

Amount

The Dannon Project

Birmingham, AL

Jefferson County

Adults

$1,500,000

Little Rock Workforce Development Board

Little Rock, AR

Little Rock

Young Adults

$1,500,000

Garden Pathways Inc.

Bakersfield, CA

Kern County

Adults

$1,225,501

Anti-Recidivism Coalition

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles

Adults

$1,494,579

Asian American Drug Abuse Program Inc.

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles

Adults

$1,225,501

Homeboy Industries

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles

Adults

$1,499,980

Playa Vista Job Opportunities and Business Services

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles

Adults

$1,500,000

Playa Vista Job Opportunities and Business Services

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles

Young Adults

$1,500,000

Youth Policy Institute

Los Angeles, CA

Central, East, and South Los Angeles

Young Adults

$1,500,000

Friends Outside in Los Angeles County

Pasadena, CA

Compton, Inglewood, and Watts

Adults

$1,500,000

Citadel Community Development Corp.

San Bernardino, CA

San Bernardino and Riverside counties

Adults

$1,500,000

Gang Alternative Inc.

Miami, FL

Miami

Adults

$1,500,000

Gang Alternative Inc.

Miami, FL

Fort Lauderdale

Young Adults

$1,500,000

Wholistic Stress Control Institute Inc.

Atlanta, GA

Atlanta

Adults

$1,500,000

Metro Community Ministries Inc.

College Park, GA

San Diego

Adults

$1,225,502

Safer Foundation

Chicago, IL

Chicago, Rock Island City, and East St. Louis

Adults

$1,500,000

Workforce Inc.

Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis

Adults

$1,500,000

Interseminarian Project Place, Inc.

Boston, MA

Boston

Adults

$1,500,000

Fathers Support Center, St. Louis Inc.

Saint Louis, MO

St. Louis

Adults

$1,500,000

Mississippi Community Education Center

Jackson, MS

Jackson

Adults

$1,499,991

Capital Area Workforce Development Board

Raleigh, NC

Wake and Johnston counties

Adults

$1,500,000

Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow

Las Vegas, NV

North Las Vegas

Adults

$1,500,000

The Osborne Association Inc.

Bronx, NY

West Harlem and Bronx

Young Adults

$1,500,000

Social Enterprise and Training Center Inc.

Schenectady, NY

Schenectady

Young Adults

$1,500,000

Center for Community Alternatives

Syracuse, NY

Syracuse

Young Adults

$1,499,948

Mohawk Valley Community College

Utica, NY

Utica

Young Adults

$1,499,747

County of Westchester, on behalf of Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board

White Plains, NY

Mt. Vernon

Young Adults

$560,000

Towards Employment

Cleveland, OH

East Cleveland

Adults

$1,500,000

Towards Employment

Cleveland, OH

Cleveland

Young Adults

$1,500,000

Metropolitan Community Services Inc.

Columbus, OH

Columbus and White Hall

Adults

$1,500,000

The RIDGE Project Inc.

McClure, OH

Cleveland

Adults

$1,500,000

It's My Community Initiative Inc.

Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma City

Young Adults

$1,500,000

SE Works Inc.

Portland, OR

Multnomah County

Young Adults

$1,220,417

Knoxville Leadership Foundation

Knoxville, TN

Knoxville

Young Adults

$1,220,416

Texas Workforce Commission

Austin, TX

Cameron, Willacy, and Hidalgo counties

Adults

$1,225,502

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

Houston, TX

Houston

Adults

$1,500,000

Goodwill Industries of San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

San Antonio

Adults

$1,500,000

Pioneer Human Services

Seattle, WA

Spokane

Adults

$1,499,966

Agency
Employment & Training Administration
Date
July 17, 2019
Release Number
19-1196-NAT
Contact: Laura McGinnis
Phone Number
Contact: Egan Reich
Phone Number
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