New Funding Opportunities
|Date of Release||Title Opportunity (Source Agency) Eligible Applicants||Businesses Eligible?||Proposal Due Date|
|04/15/13||Young Adult Ex-Offenders Education, Service-Learning and Employment Program
The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) is making $1 million of federal Wagner-Peyser Act funds available to secure the services of an eligible organization to provide extensive, personalized services to young adult ex-offenders residing in New York City to improve their work readiness, occupational and academic skills. The organization selected under this grant will help young adult ex-offenders to gain the skills necessary to become productive employees or to successfully pursue post-secondary education. The term of the contract will be defined in the Contract Agreement, but is expected to begin August 1, 2013 and end on January 31, 2015.
Eligible applicants: Applicants must be able to offer these disadvantaged young adults the following: extensive stabilization and support services, work readiness training, General Educational Development (GED/high school diploma preparation), service-learning opportunities, and occupational training leading to an industry-recognized credential or enrollment into post-secondary education. In addition, eligible applicants must be a duly incorporated, not-for-profit organization, have demonstrated a history of three or more years serving disadvantaged young adults, preferably those who are ex-offenders, and be physically located in New York City.
|Yes(not-for-profits)||05/31/2013 at 11:59 PM|
|03/18/13||The Make it in America Challenge
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA), the Department of Commerce and the Delta Regional Authority announce the availability of up to $40 million in competitive grant funding. This collaboration allows applicants to submit one application to leverage complementary Federal funding sources to support the development and implementation of a regionally driven economic development strategy that accelerates job creation by encouraging re-shoring of productive activity by U.S. firms, fostering increased Foreign Direct Investment, encouraging U.S. companies to keep or expand their businesses—and jobs— in the United States, and training local workers to meet the needs of those businesses. The project will be up to 3 years in duration. There will be up to 15 projects awarded.
Eligible applicants: Eligible applicants differ for each of the sponsoring agencies listed above. ETA requires that applicants must identify a public workforce system entity as the lead eligible organization for this funding opportunity. The lead eligible organization must be a state or local Workforce Investment Board or an American Job Center (formerly One-Stop Career Center). The workforce system partner will be the lead organization that will coordinate and collaborate with other partner organizations that will support worker skills training including: education and training providers, business-related non-profit organizations, community based organizations, and labor-management organizations. In addition, the ETA applicant must partner with at least one employer.Link to full announcement:
|Yes, as a partner organization||05/31/2013 at 11:59 PM|
|03/18/13||Training to Work - Adult Reentry
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration announces the availability of $20 million in grant funds to improve the long-term labor market prospects for a targeted group of offenders. Grantees must implement an integrated strategy that includes case management, education and training that leads to industry-recognized credentials in their state or local area, and follow-up services. The period of performance will be 39 months. There will be approximately 15 awards of up to $1.4 million.
Eligible applicants: Any non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) status may apply for these grants to provide services to eligible participants in areas with high-poverty and high-crime rates.Link to full announcement:
|Yes(not-for-profits)||05/02/2013 at 4:00 PM|
|02/28/13||Strategies Targeting Characteristics Common to Female Ex-Offenders
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration announces the availability of $12 million in grants to improve the long-term labor market prospects of youth and adult ex-offenders who demonstrate characteristics common to female ex-offenders by using strategies targeted to these characteristics, which may include sexual or physical abuse, family turmoil, early puberty, learning disabilities and school failure, and mental health and substance abuse issues. Applicants may serve youth or adults, but not both. The period of performance is 37 months. There will be approximately 8 awards of up to $1.5 million.
Eligible applicants: Any non-profit organization, including community-based and faith-based organizations, with IRS 501(c)(3) status.Link to full announcement:
|Yes(not-for-profits)||04/17/2013 at 4:00 PM|
|02/28/13||Intermediary Organizations Serving Juvenile Offenders in High-Poverty, High-Crime
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration announces the availability of $20 million in grant funds for intermediary grants to operate multi-site projects to serve juvenile offenders and in-school youth at-risk of offending, ages 14 and above, in high-poverty, high-crime communities. The period of performance will be a 39-months. There will be 4 awards of up to $5 million.
Eligible applicants: Any non-profit organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status with the capacity to implement multi-site, multi-state projects.Link to full announcement:
|Yes(not-for-profits)||04/15/2013 at 4:00 PM|
|H-1B Technical Skills Training Grants (USDOL ETA)
Consortium of LWIBs, a business (or trade association), and a community-based organization, higher education institution or labor union.
Apprenticeship Funding Opportunities
List of Grant Awardees
|Date Posted or Updated||Title of Funding Opportunity|
|09/13/10||3 New BTOP ARRA-Funded Awards|
- WGU Mathematics and Science Educators Scholarships
- Employment Networks in Social Security: Ticket to Work Program
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