U.S. Department of Labor, YouthBuild Funding Opportunity Announcement
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued the YouthBuild Funding Opportunity Announcement, which will award grants on a competitive basis to organizations providing pre-apprenticeship services that support education, occupational skills training, and employment services to opportunity youth, ages 16 to 24. YouthBuild supports youth who left high school prior to graduation that also have other risk factors, including being an adjudicated youth, youth aging out of foster care, youth with disabilities, migrant farmworker youth, youth experiencing housing instability, and other disadvantaged youth populations. The YouthBuild program model prepares participants for quality jobs in a variety of careers, including infrastructure, and contains wraparound services such as mentoring, trauma-informed care, personal counseling, and employment – all key strategies for addressing community violence.
Applications are due by February 7, 2023, no later than 11:59 p.m. ET.