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U.S. Department of Labor Awards Nearly $24 Million in Grants For Job Corps Scholars Program for At-Risk Youth

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the awarding of 20 grants totaling nearly $24 million as part of the Job Corps Scholars Program, a new national demonstration project aimed at providing at-risk youth with job skills instruction, educational opportunities and individualized employment counseling.

The grantees include accredited, two-year, public community colleges; accredited, public two- and four-year historically black colleges and universities (HBCU); and accredited tribally controlled colleges and universities (TCCU) that will serve Job Corps-eligible youth and young adults from 16 to 24 years of age.

"As we look towards defeating coronavirus and reopening our economy, the Job Corps Scholars Program provides an innovative way to prepare at-risk youth for participation in the job market," U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia said. "Combining job training, classroom education, and employment counseling will give participating young adults an opportunity to excel."

"The Department of Labor is constantly searching for new and innovative ways to deliver our programs more effectively," said Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training John Pallasch. "The Scholars program will engage our community college, HBCU, and TCCU partners to provide more opportunities to young adults to access the training and instruction they need to be successful in today's job market."

Supported by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (Sec. 156(a) (29 U.S.C. 3193 (a)) and Sec. 189(c) (29 U.S.C._3249(c)), the Department expects grantees beginning in the fall semester of 2020 to provide the services throughout each student's participation in the 12-month career technical training component. Up to 12 months of employment counseling services will follow upon separation from the Job Corps Scholars Program. 

Through this project and its other partnerships with accredited post-secondary educational institutions, Job Corps strengthens the connection between workforce development and education. This demonstration project will also provide the Department with insight into ways to improve the effectiveness of the Job Corps program. Additional details about the Job Corps Scholars Program, including how grantee performance outcomes are measured, are included in the funding opportunity announcement.

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.

Ed. Note: A list of grantees follows this release.

Applicant Legal Name

City

State

Award

Kern Community College District

Bakersfield

CA

$1,186,900

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth

FL

$1,186,900

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale

FL

$1,186,900

Northwest Florida State College

Niceville

FL

$1,152,483

Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta

GA

$1,186,900

Indian Hills Community College

Ottumwa

IA

$1,186,900

Southern University at Shreveport

Shreveport

LA

$1,186,900

C. S. Mott Community College

Flint

MI

$1,183,878

Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids

MI

$1,186,900

St. Louis Community College

Bridgeton

MO

$1,158,284

Central Carolina Community College

Sanford

NC

$1,186,860

Vance Granville Community College

Henderson

NC

$1,186,900

Winston-Salem State University

Winston-Salem

NC

$1,186,900

Mohawk Valley Community College

Utica

NY

$1,186,900

Lorain County Community College District

Elyria

OH

$1,186,854

Terra State Community College

Fremont

OH

$1,186,700

Chemeketa Community College District

Salem

OR

$1,186,523

Clackamas Community College

Oregon City

OR

$1,186,848

Lee College

Baytown

TX

$1,182,574

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

Martinsburg

WV

$1,186,900

Agency
Employment and Training Administration
Date
May 28, 2020
Release Number
20-1114-NAT
Contact: Emily Weeks
Phone Number
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