Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative
The Employment and Training Administration published a document in the Federal Register on April 1, 2005, concerning the availability of grant funds for eligible faith-based and community organizations under the Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative: SGA/DFA PY-04-08. This notice is to provide additional information on the informational conferences mentioned in Section IV.3 and the agency contact information mentioned in Section VII. The three informational conferences will be held on:
Workforce Investment Act-Demonstration Grants; Solicitation for Grant Applications-Preparing Youth Offenders To Enter High Growth and High Demand Industries
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), announces the availability of approximately $15 million in Responsible Reintegration of Youthful Offender grant funds to address the specific workforce challenges of youth offenders and to utilize strategies that prepare them for new and increasing job opportunities in high-growth/high-demand and economically vital industries and sectors of the American economy. Projects funded under this competition will be consistent with both the President's High Growth Job Training Initiative and DOL's Youth Vision. Grant funds awarded under this competition can be used to implement a variety of approaches to helping youth offenders enter high-growth/ high-demand industries, including occupational training provided by organizations that grant industry-recognized credentials; on-the-job training, apprenticeships, internships, and other work-based learning opportunities; job placement efforts; reading and math remediation to assist youth offenders succeed in education and training programs; efforts to help youth offenders already employed upgrade to skilled positions; and efforts to help youth offenders enter community colleges and four-year colleges. Each application must reflect a strategic partnership between the public workforce system, business representatives from high-growth/ high-demand industries, the education and training community, and the juvenile justice system. Partnerships with the child welfare agency and with faith-based and community organizations are also encouraged. It is anticipated that individual awards will average $1 million for the first year of operation to serve 200 youth per site.