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US Department of Labor awards $89M in YouthBuild grants to support education, occupational skills development

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the award of $89 million in grants in 31 states and Puerto Rico to help youth ages 16-24 who are neither enrolled in school nor participating in the labor market to obtain employment in construction and other in-demand industries.

Administered by the department’s Employment and Training Administration, YouthBuild grants support a pre-apprenticeship model to help these young people learn valuable occupational skills. They will split their time between workplace training and the classroom, where they earn their high school diploma or equivalency degree and prepare for postsecondary opportunities.

“YouthBuild meets young people where they live, and wherever they are on their path to educational attainment and career success,” said Principal Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training Suzi LeVine. “Even as these grants are awarded, the Employment and Training Administration is working on the next YouthBuild funding opportunity, always with an eye to equity and inclusion in terms of the communities involved, and the individual participants served.”

In total, ETA has awarded 68 grants – ranging from $700,000 to $1.5 million each – to organizations that deliver training and employment in several in-demand industries, including construction, where youth put their classroom learning to use in building or rehabilitating affordable housing for low-income or homeless families in their neighborhoods. They will also be prepared for employment in other in-demand industries such as healthcare, information technology, manufacturing and logistics, culinary arts and hospitality.

Learn more about the department’s YouthBuild program and eligibility for grants and how to apply.

The department has awarded YouthBuild grants to the following recipients:

Grant Recipient

City

State

Amount

Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District

Livermore

CA

$1,500,000

Los Angeles Conservation Corps

Los Angeles

CA

$1,499,981

Playa Vista Job Opportunities and Business Services

Los Angeles

CA

$1,500,000

Riverside County Office of Education

Riverside

CA

$1,277,997

Provisional Educational Services Inc.

San Bernardino

CA

$1,361,848

Centers for Equity and Success Inc.

San Francisco

CA

$996,600

The WorkPlace

Bridgeport

CT

$1,292,935

Indian River State College

Fort Pierce

FL

$1,399,999

Florida Institute for Workforce Innovation Inc.

Gainesville

FL

$1,350,000

Valencia College Osceola Campus

Kissimmee

FL

$1,500,000

Greater Miami Service Corps

Miami

FL

$1,100,000

AMIkids Pensacola Inc.

Pensacola

FL

$1,500,000

Housing Authority of the City of Tampa Florida

Tampa

FL

$1,208,365

DeKalb County

Decatur

GA

$949,811

Bibb County School District

Macon

GA

$1,500,000

Kapili Like Inc.

Kailua

HI

$1,492,350

Community Council of Idaho Inc.

Caldwell

ID

$1,333,210

Community Assistance Programs

Chicago

IL

$1,500,000

Metropolitan Family Services

Chicago

IL

$1,500,000

Homework Hangout Club Inc.

Decatur

IL

$1,299,368

Lewis and Clark Community College

Godfrey

IL

$1,100,523

YouthBuild McLean County Inc.

Normal

IL

$1,500,000

Housing Authority of the City of Evansville

Evansville

IN

$900,000

Local Workforce Investment Area III Inc.

Lenexa

KS

$1,244,907

AMIkids Baton Rouge Inc.

Baton Rouge

LA

$1,500,000

Start Corp.

Houma

LA

$1,120,252

Northshore Technical Community College

Lacombe

LA

$1,044,681

Just-A-Start Corp.

Cambridge

MA

$1,100,000

North Shore Community Development Coalition Inc.

Salem

MA

$1,254,669

New North Citizens’ Council Inc.

Springfield

MA

$1,500,000

Civic Works Inc.

Baltimore

MD

$1,099,999

Berrien-Cass-Van Buren Workforce Development Board Inc.

Benton Harbor

MI

$1,200,000

YouthDevelopment Corp. Flint USA

Saginaw

MI

$1,500,000

Tree Trust

Saint Paul

MN

$1,500,000

Job Point

Columbia

MO

$1,222,000

St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment

Saint Louis

MO

$1,100,000

River City Community Development Corp.

Elizabeth City

NC

$1,368,000

Central Carolina Community College

Sanford

NC

$1,499,655

Isles Inc.

Trenton

NJ

$771,800

YouthWorks

Santa Fe

NM

$1,295,819

Chicanos Por La Causa Nevada Inc.

North Las Vegas

NV

$1,346,273

The HOPE Program Inc.

Brooklyn

NY

$1,499,999

Rural Ulster Preservation Company Inc.

Kingston

NY

$1,000,000

Social Enterprise and Training Center Inc.

Schenectady

NY

$1,500,000

Central Family Life Center Inc.

Staten Island

NY

$1,258,127

Project REBUILD Inc.

Canton

OH

$1,237,777

YouthBuild Columbus Community School     

Columbus

OH

$1,500,000

Youth Over Us Inc.

Columbus

OH

$1,500,000

County Corp

Dayton

OH

$1,500,000

Sojourners Care Network

McArthur

OH

$1,189,840

Heart of Oregon Corps Inc.

Bend

OR

$1,500,000

Community Development Support Association Inc.

Enid

OK

$1,080,000

Garfield Jubilee Association Inc.

Pittsburgh

PA

$1,098,520

Connection Training Services

Philadelphia

PA

$1,500,000

Opportunities Industrialization Center

Philadelphia

PA

$1,357,803

PathStone Corp.

Puerto Rico

PR

$1,197,000

YouthBuild Preparatory Academy

Providence

RI

$1,500,000

Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina Inc.

Greenville

SC

$764,409

Knoxville Leadership Foundation

Knoxville

TN

$1,500,000

YouthDevelopment Corp. Memphis USA

Memphis

TN

$1,500,000

American YouthWorks

Austin

TX

$1,499,714

Community Development Corp. of Brownsville

Brownsville

TX

$921,217

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

Houston

TX

$1,500,000

Pettus Independent School District

Pettus

TX

$1,499,962

Ogden-Weber Technical College

Ogden

UT

$1,295,890

New River-Mount Rogers Workforce Investment Area Consortium

Radford

VA

$1,500,000

Goodwill Industries of the Valleys

Roanoke

VA

$1,199,000

Employ Milwaukee Inc.

Milwaukee

WI

$1,500,000

 

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