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U.S. Department of Labor Awards Up to $85 Million In Youthbuild Grants to 67 Grantees

WASHINGTON, DC –The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of 67 grants totaling up to $85 million to support and expand YouthBuild programs across the country. YouthBuild provides at-risk youth, ages 16-24, with education and occupational skill development to obtain employment in construction and other in-demand industries.

"Job training and education are key to preparing our nation's young men and women for economic success," U.S. Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia said. "By investing in these local workforce development programs, the Department is expanding opportunities for at-risk youth in communities across the country." 

"Youthbuild programs have the ability to change the lives of thousands of American students," said Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training John Pallasch. "Today's announcement will provide new opportunities for young people across the country to take the first step toward good-paying careers."

The Department has administered the YouthBuild program since 2006. Program participants learn construction skills while constructing or rehabilitating affordable housing for low-income or homeless families in their own neighborhoods, as well as other occupational skills for in-demand industries that also require real-world work experience components. Young people split their time between the occupational skills training site and the classroom, where they earn their high school diploma or equivalency degree and prepare for postsecondary opportunities.

The individual awards will range from $740,737 to $1.5 million each:

Grant Recipient

City

State

Amount

Eufaula Housing Authority

Eufaula

AL

$1,500,000.00

Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas

De Queen

AR

$844,425.00

Little Rock Workforce Development Board

Little Rock

AR

$1,080,000.00

Able-Disabled Advocacy Inc.

San Diego

CA

$1,312,500.00

Alliance for Community Empowerment Inc.

Canoga Park

CA

$1,500,000.00

Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission

Fresno

CA

$1,500,000.00

Richmond Workforce Development Board

Richmond

CA

$1,080,000.00

San Joaquin County Office of Education

Stockton

CA

$1,100,000.00

South Bay Workforce Investment Board Inc.

Hawthorne

CA

$1,300,000.00

The Youth Employment Partnership Inc.

Oakland

CA

$1,408,072.00

Volunteers of America of Los Angeles

Los Angeles

CA

$1,500,000.00

Community Renewal Team Inc.

Hartford

CT

$1,202,143.00

Citrus Levy Marion Regional Workforce Development Board Inc.

Ocala

FL

$740,737.00

Tampa Bay Academy of Hope

Tampa

FL

$1,500,000.00

CHRIS 180 Inc.

Atlanta

GA

$1,038,378.00

Georgia Building Trades Academy Inc.

Atlanta

GA

$1,500,000.00

Southwest Georgia United Empowerment Zone Inc.

Cordele

GA

$1,496,644.00

City and County of Honolulu Department of Community Services

Honolulu

HI

$1,350,000.00

Des Moines Area Community College

Ankeny

IA

$915,697.00

Comprehensive Community Solutions

Rockford

IL

$1,225,000.00

Housing Authority of Champaign County

Champaign

IL

$1,500,000.00

Youth Conservation Corps, Waukegan

Waukegan

IL

$1,500,000.00

YouthBuild Lake County

North Chicago

IL

$1,350,000.00

Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission

Covington

KY

$1,109,800.00

Young Adult Development in Action Inc.

Louisville

KY

$1,500,000.00

Quad Area Community Action Agency Inc.

Hammond

LA

$1,100,000.00

Community Teamwork Inc.

Lowell

MA

$1,440,000.00

People Acting in Community Endeavors Inc.

New Bedford

MA

$1,102,295.00

YouthBuild Boston

Boston

MA

$813,600.00

Volunteers of America Chesapeake Inc.

Lanham

MD

$1,408,072.00

Goodwill Industries of Northern New England

Gorham

ME

$1,227,101.00

LearningWorks

Portland

ME

$1,080,000.00

Bethany Christian Services

Grand Rapids

MI

$1,500,000.00

Detroit Employment Solutions Corp.

Detroit

MI

$1,500,000.00

SER Metro-Detroit, Jobs for Progress Inc.

Detroit

MI

$1,330,343.00

YouthDevelopment Corporation USA

Saginaw

MI

$1,499,917.00

Bi-County Community Action Programs Inc.

Bemidji

MN

$972,000.00

Guadalupe Alternative Programs, dba Change Inc.

Saint Paul

MN

$1,500,000.00

CLIMB Community Development Corp.

Gulfport

MS

$1,499,999.00

West Jackson Community Development Corp.

Jackson

MS

$1,500,000.00

Career Training Institute

Helena

MT

$1,180,800.00

Grace Mar Services Inc.

Charlotte

NC

$1,500,000.00

Nu Dimensions

Hickory

NC

$887,074.00

United Community Corp.

Newark

NJ

$1,500,000.00

YouthBuild Newark

Newark

NJ

$1,500,000.00

Catholic Charities Diocese of Rochester, dba Catholic Family Center

Rochester

NY

$1,134,000.00

Mohawk Valley Community College

Utica

NY

$1,254,060.00

Nubian Directions II Inc.

Poughkeepsie

NY

$1,500,000.00

The Crenulated Company Ltd., dba New Settlement Apartments

New York

NY

$1,500,000.00

The Service Collaborative of Western New York Inc.

Buffalo

NY

$1,500,000.00

Ulster YouthBuild LLC

Kingston

NY

$987,881.00

Urban League of Rochester, N.Y. Inc.

Rochester

NY

$1,100,000.00

Youth Action Program and Homes Inc.

New York

NY

$1,500,000.00

Easter Seals TriState LLC

Cincinnati

OH

$1,238,186.00

OhioGuidestone

Berea

OH

$1,100,000.00

Portland YouthBuilders

Portland

OR

$1,500,000.00

Philadelphia Youth for Change Charter School

Philadelphia

PA

$1,300,000.00

AMIkids Beaufort Inc.

Seabrook

SC

$1,142,410.00

100 Black Men of San Antonio Inc.

San Antonio

TX

$1,500,000.00

Community Learning Center dba CLC, Inc.

Fort Worth

TX

$1,100,000.00

Walker Montgomery Community Development Corp.

New Waverly

TX

$1,048,156.00

Community Youth Services

Olympia

WA

$1,150,000.00

Northeast Washington Educational Service District 101

Spokane

WA

$1,151,210.00

Olympic Educational Service District Number 114

Bremerton

WA

$1,078,781.00

Community Relations-Social Development Commission

Milwaukee

WI

$1,408,072.00

Elkhorn Area School District

Elkhorn

WI

$899,999.00

Operation Fresh Start Inc.

Madison

WI

$869,948.00

For additional information on the Department of Labor's YouthBuild program, visit https://www.doleta.gov/Youth_services/YouthBuild.cfm.

For additional information on grant eligibility and how to apply for funds, visit http://www.grants.gov.

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

Agency
Employment and Training Administration
Date
December 16, 2019
Release Number
19-2205-NAT
Contact: Egan Reich
Phone Number
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