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Grant Opportunity: Citi Foundation Launches RFP for $4.5MM Youth Workforce Fund

The Citi Foundation invites leading youth-focused community organizations to submit their innovative ideas for connecting low-income young adults, ages 16-24, to workplace skills training and employment opportunities including full-time jobs, internships and apprenticeships. 

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Posted On: 5/4/2018 10:57 AM

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Troops to Teachers: Defense Department Announces Funding Opportunity

The purpose of a grant opportunity is for one or more, consortia of such States, to receive grant funding to develop and implement a replicable model for attracting and assisting eligible members and former members of the armed forces to obtain employment as teachers.  

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Posted On: 5/22/2018 10:42 AM

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$20 million in grants to help Americans who are injured or ill remain in or return to the workforce

The grants represent the first phase of funding for Retaining Employment and Talent After Injury/Illness Network (RETAIN) Demonstration Projects, which will be administered by the Department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), in partnership with the Department’s Employment and Training Administration  and the Social Security Administration (SSA).

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Posted On: 5/29/2018 9:43 AM

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Pathways to Careers and College: Examples, Evidence, and Prospects (MDRC)

This report describes some of the most prominent of these “pathway” models, identifies localities where the approach has gained the most traction, discusses the underlying principles that characterize the most promising  programs, and briefly presents the evidence of their potential to make a difference.

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Posted On: 7/30/2018 11:24 AM

National Coalition for College Completion Announces Nationwide Mobilization
DOL shares two credential resources

These two guides provide current information and resources about the options for high school equivalency and about the general topic of college and career ready academic standards. In addition to the guides, ETA developed two short webcasts to introduce the guides, beginning with an overview of the documents purpose and content, followed by a section-by-section summary. 

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Posted On: 10/26/2017 11:31 AM

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US Department of Labor Awards Grants to Expand Workforce Development Activities in Out-Of-School

 The U.S. Department of Labor announced the award of nearly $20 million in grants to four national out-of-school time organizations to expand local work readiness programs and support workforce development activities among these organizations’ local affiliates. Out-of-School Time organizations operate supervised programs for youth when school is not in session.

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Posted On: 6/11/2021 10:43 AM

Webinar! What's in Your Piggy Bank? Motivating Young First-Time Workers to Save
Getting Young People on the Path to Financial Success

Secretary Perez announces a partnership with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, in coordination with the League of Cities, to integrate financial literacy skills training into state and city summer jobs programs.

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Posted On: 5/1/2019 9:01 AM

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Performance Partnership Pilots Notice Inviting Applications

The Department of Education invites workforce agencies to apply for the Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth (P3), a unique initiative that removes federal requirements that are barriers to innovative solutions implemented by state, local, or Tribal governments to improve the outcomes of some of the nation’s most disadvantaged youth. 

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Posted On: 7/13/2021 1:54 PM

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Ensuring Working Youth Start Saving with Their First Paycheck

MyPath Ensures Working Youth and Young Adults Get Banked and Start Saving When They Earn Their First Paycheck:

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Posted On: 12/20/2017 8:40 AM

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Community Boost program

The Facebook Community Boost program is designed to help small businesses, nonprofits, workers and job seekers develop digital and social media skills

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Posted On: 3/28/2018 8:25 AM

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Webinar: Paper Thin? Why All High School Diplomas Are Not Created Equal

The Alliance for Excellent Education has explored rising high school graduation rates and low levels of postsecondary readiness among traditionally underserved students in the forthcoming report, Paper Thin? Why All High School Diplomas Are Not Created Equal. 

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Posted On: 7/18/2017 12:13 PM

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Upcoming Webinar on Transportation Access, June 28, 2017

Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse is hosting a Webinar: Transportation Access and Its Importance to Economic Mobility and Family Self-Sufficiency Location/ Wednesday, June 28, 2017; 2:00-3:30pm. 

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Posted On: 6/21/2017 10:26 AM

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Third Youth Training and Employment Guidance Letter (2016)

Third Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Youth Formula Program Guidance Purpose: To provide guidance and planning information to states, local workforce areas, and other recipients of WIOA Title I youth formula funds on the activities associated with the implementation of WIOA.  

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Posted On: 6/15/2020 4:55 PM

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Youth Cohort Challenge: Short Applications Due December 15, 2017

Is effectively engaging and retaining OSY a challenge in your local area? How would you like to be part of a diverse and dynamic group consisting of participants from around the country that focuses on tackling this issue head-on?  Apply now to participate in the Youth Cohort Challenge.

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Posted On: 11/29/2017 11:32 AM

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ADWS Launches Lifestyle Budget Calculator

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services’ Labor Market Information division has officially launched the new version of Real-Life Arkansas, a website featuring a lifestyle budget calculator, targeted toward Arkansas high school and college students to help them plan for the future based on the lifestyle they want to achieve.

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Posted On: 10/26/2017 10:53 AM

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WEBINAR: Employment, Benefits and Financial Planning for Transitioning Service Members

 April 26, 2017 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration  The webcast will help you navigate the free employment, training, benefits and financial education resources available to assist you, whether your employment is with a private sector employer or the Federal government.  

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Posted On: 4/18/2017 1:03 PM

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Reentry Week 2017, April 24-28, 2017

U.S. Department of Labor in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Reentry Week cordially invites you to celebrate a series of events and activities, April 24-28, 2017, highlighting issues, as well as resources for those roughly 600,000 recently incarcerated citizens as they return to their communities and families. 

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Posted On: 4/18/2017 4:15 PM

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FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT! Pathway Home Program for Reentry Community

The US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Reentry Employment Opportunities announces funding for a pilot program to provide eligible, incarcerated individuals in state correctional facilities or local jails with workforce services prior to release and to continue services after release by transitioning the participants into reentry programs in the communities to which they will return. 

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Posted On: 3/6/2020 5:50 AM

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MDRC Seeks Information About Programs Serving Opportunity Youth

MDRC’s new project, “Reconnecting Youth: Putting Out-of-School, Out-of-Work Youth on a Path to Self-Sufficiency,” is seeking information about programs that provide services to help young people ages 16 to 24 advance on education and employment pathways. 

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Posted On: 3/18/2020 2:33 PM

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SUMMER JOBS + SUMMER MEALS = SUMMER OPPORTUNITY!

A new article released by USDA encourages employers to take advantage of the free meals for summer youth employees, under age 18, through the USDA Summer Meal Programs.  Job Programs employing youth ages 18 and under can serve free meals to them on-site through the USDA Summer Meal Programs or encourage youth employees to visit a Summer Meal sight for breakfast and lunch.

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Posted On: 5/1/2019 4:22 PM

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The month of May explores youth issues

The Month of May explores several youth issues:  Global Youth Traffic Safety  National Foster Care  National Teen Pregnancy Prevention 

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Posted On: 6/11/2019 8:59 AM

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#Gen2Gen Summer Challenge!

The #Gen2GenSummer Challenge is part of Encore.org’s Generation to Generation campaign, a national effort to inspire adults over 50 to make a positive difference in the lives of children and youth. 

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Posted On: 5/1/2017 2:53 PM

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Report from CLASP explores “Equity Measures”

In a majority of states, funding for public postsecondary institutions is partially based on performance or outcomes. CLASP suggests states need to build robust “equity measures” into their funding formulas. Research implies that using outcomes-based funding without equity measures disincentivizes colleges from helping low-income, underprepared, and/or adult students, as well as students of color, enter and complete programs.  

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Posted On: 10/26/2017 11:39 AM

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National 4-H E-Academy on Diversity and Inclusion

Department/Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture Dates: October 2 – October 23, 2017 

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Posted On: 10/2/2017 11:39 AM

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Updates to US Department of Labor's GetMyFuture site!

Two years ago, the U.S. Department of Labor launched GetMyFuture.org, a mobile-friendly web application that helps youth plan their careers, explore education and training options, and search and apply for jobs. The app is one of many resources found at CareerOneStop, a website to help people plan and achieve their career, education, and employment goals.  

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Posted On: 6/18/2018 12:53 PM

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Introducing the Grads of Life Campaign

The Grads of Life Public Service Announcement campaign initially launched in September 2014 and, to date, has received more than $81 million in donated media support. In partnership with the Ad Council, we have recently launched a new series of ads to address this critical employment gap and introduce employers to the incredible business benefits of working with Opportunity Youth — unemployed young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are an often an overlooked talent pool.

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Posted On: 6/5/2018 10:29 AM

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Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs looking for Youth Input

The Interagency Workgroup on Youth Programs, composed of representatives from 20 federal agencies that support programs and services focusing on youth, relaunched its  Youth Engaged 4 Change website, after working with youth and young adults to develop the look of the site as well as the content. 

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Posted On: 10/5/2018 7:34 AM

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USDA Seeking Students to Fill Internships; Applications Due November 16th

The Department of Agriculture offers paid federal internships at USDA agencies and offices around the country.  USDA is hiring interns from high school to graduate level for a broad range of occupational fields, from veterinary science, to engineering, to natural resources management, and finance.

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Posted On: 11/10/2020 4:23 PM

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Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual program where people come together across the country to draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness. Participating groups spend the week holding a series of educational, service, fundraising, and advocacy events.

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Posted On: 11/17/2020 2:06 PM

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Education Stabilization Fund-Reimagining Workforce Preparation Grants (U.S. Department of Education)

The Education Stabilization Fund-Reimagining Workforce Preparation Grants (ESF-RWP Grants) provide support to help States leverage the power of entrepreneurship to create new educational opportunities and pathways that help citizens return to work, small businesses recover, and new entrepreneurs thrive. 

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Posted On: 5/11/2020 10:49 AM

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U.S. Department of Labor Announces YouthBuild Funding Opportunity

On May 21, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor announced $85 million in grants to support and expand YouthBuild programs across the country. YouthBuild, a pre-apprenticeship model, provides at-risk youth ages 16-24 with education and occupational skill development to obtain employment in construction and other in-demand industries.

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Posted On: 6/13/2018 1:57 PM

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Funding: Pathways to STEM Apprenticeship for High School Career and Technical Education Students

The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for the Pathways to STEM Apprenticeship for High School Career and Technical Education Students demonstration program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.051E.

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Posted On: 6/5/2018 9:25 AM

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Funding Notice: Serving Our Youngest Crime Victim in the Opioid Crisis

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is seeking applications to support crime victims and to enhance community-driven responses to the current opioid crisis.1 This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing resources to support state, local, and tribal efforts to assist crime victims. Applications Due: July 10, 2018

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Posted On: 6/4/2018 1:14 PM

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Funding: OJJDP FY 2018 Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for funding under the fiscal year (FY) 2018 Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative. This program furthers the Department’s mission by supporting mentoring programs to reduce juvenile delinquency, drug abuse (specifically opioid abuse), truancy, and other problem and high-risk behaviors. Applications Due: June 28, 2018

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Posted On: 6/4/2018 1:24 PM

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SSA has issued a request for information

SSA today has issued a request for information (RFI) seeking public input on strategies for improving the adult economic outcomes of youth ages 14 to 25 with disabilities receiving SSI. The input SSA receives will inform its deliberations about potential policy changes and the design of future demonstration projects for transition-age SSI recipients.

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Posted On: 1/10/2018 9:11 AM

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Be a Career Pathways Presenter for the LINCS Virtual Conference

The Career Pathways Community is looking for proposals from across adult, higher education, and industry partners. Do you know a successful model, or program, that's meeting WIOA requirements? Are you finding new resources for supporting a broader group of learners, persons with disabilities, or English Language Learners?  Do you have some great strategies for contextualizing instruction? Consider sharing them with adult education peers nationwide.

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Posted On: 1/16/2018 11:26 AM

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State Opioid Response Grants

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2018 State Opioid Response (SOR) Grants. 

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Posted On: 7/10/2018 3:17 PM

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U.S. Department of Labor Announces $22 Million in Grants to Aid in Opioid Epidemic Recovery

U.S. Department of Labor announced more than $22 million in National Health Emergency (NHE) Dislocated Worker Demonstration Grant funding to six state grantees. The grants will be used to provide reemployment services for individuals impacted by the health and economic effects of widespread opioid use, addiction, and overdose.

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Posted On: 7/30/2018 10:55 AM

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Join the 2019 Your Money, Your Goals cohort!

The Office of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection is looking for approximately 40 organizations from across the country that are interested in using the Your Money, Your Goals toolkit, issue-focused booklets, and companion guides to help build the financial well-being of the people they serve. 

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Posted On: 9/24/2018 12:10 PM

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Coaching Boys Into Men Three Part Webinar Series

Coaching Boys Into Men is excited to present a Three-Part Webinar Series featuring Athletes As Leaders, a companion program to CBIM for empowering female athletes! Athletes are given the tools to be leaders in changing peer norms and school climate into a culture of safety and respect.  Learn everything you need to know to get the program started in your community with our upcoming webinar series!

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Posted On: 2/5/2018 9:39 AM

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Announcing an Opportunity To Become a National Youth Sports Strategy Champion

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) invites public and private sector organizations that support the National Youth Sports Strategy (NYSS) to become a National Youth Sports Strategy Champion (NYSS Champion).

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Posted On: 6/16/2020 10:41 AM

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SAMSHA Announces Funding to Support Project AWARE State Education Agency GRANTS

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) - State Education Agency (SEA) grants (Short Title: AWARE-SEA).  

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Posted On: 4/9/2018 11:24 AM

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Gap Inc. Expands Its Job Program For Opportunity Youth

Gap Inc. announces plans to significantly expand This Way Ahead, its life skills and on-the-job training program for Opportunity Youth, from 15 cities in 2017 to 53 cities globally. 

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Posted On: 8/20/2018 9:02 AM

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BLS releases their annual youth employment report

From April to July 2018, the number of employed youth 16 to 24 years old increased by 2.0 million to 20.9 million. In 2018, 55.0 percent of young people were employed in July, little changed from a year earlier. (The month of July typically is the summertime peak in youth employment.) The unemployment rate for youth was 9.2 percent in July, also little changed from July 2017.

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Posted On: 8/21/2018 8:55 AM

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International Youth Day 2018

There are currently 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world. This is the largest youth population ever. But 1 in 10 of the world’s children live in conflict zones and 24 million of them are out of school. Political instability, labor market challenges and limited space for political and civic participation have led to increasing isolation of youth in societies.

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Posted On: 8/6/2018 2:04 PM

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Virtual Student Federal Service internships

Virtual Student Federal Service internships are open to U.S. citizen college students (rising freshmen through Ph.D. candidates) to work on projects remotely for more than 50 agencies. 

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Posted On: 7/21/2020 8:35 AM

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR MAKES MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS ON APPRENTICESHIP EXPANSION

The U.S. Department of Labor announced major milestones in the continuing effort to expand apprenticeships in the United States.

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Posted On: 7/9/2019 9:25 AM

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Department of Treasury announces $66.3M for Social Impact Partnership to Pay for Results Act

The Department of Treasury recently announced $66.3M in funding for the Social Impact Partnership to Pay for Results Act (SIPPRA). SIPPRA provides funding for state and local government organizations that show outcomes in specific social impact areas in such areas as Housing, Justice, Parenting & Families, Education, Health, and Workforce Development. 

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Posted On: 4/1/2019 12:10 PM

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Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD will select up to 11 communities to participate in the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) to develop and execute a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness. Five of the 11 selected communities will be rural communities.

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Posted On: 4/1/2019 12:42 PM

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USDA Announces Opening Date for Rural e-Connectivity Pilot Program Applications

USDA Rural Development will begin accepting the first round of applications for the Rural e-Connectivity Pilot Program (ReConnect Program) on April 23, 2019, through reconnect.usda.gov. 

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Posted On: 4/1/2019 12:19 PM

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YouthBuild Grant Opportunity

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), announces the availability of approximately $85 million in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (Pub.  L. 113-128) for YouthBuild.

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Posted On: 6/26/2019 1:06 PM

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Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth

The Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education will publish a notice in the January 28 FEDERAL REGISTER inviting  applications for selection of up to 10 performance partnership pilots for fiscal year (FY) 2018 and up to 10 performance partnership pilots for FY2019 under the Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth authority.  The pre-publication version is available here. 

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Posted On: 1/28/2019 12:12 PM

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Funding Opportunity: NIDA HEAL Opioid Prevention Initiative

Department/Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Application Deadline: March 13, 2019 These funding opportunities are part of the NIH’s Helping to End Addiction Long-Term (HEAL) initiative to speed scientific solutions to the national opioid public health crisis:

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Posted On: 1/22/2019 12:56 PM

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New grant initiative aimed at expanding high-quality youth apprenticeship programs

JFF has joined New America and other national partners in seeking applicants for a new grant initiative aimed at expanding high-quality youth apprenticeship programs.

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Posted On: 1/22/2019 12:36 PM

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The Department of Health and Human Services Request for Information on programs serving youth

The Department of Health and Human Services issued a Request for Information (RFI) in order to seek information about programs that provide services to help young people, ages 16 to 24, advance on education and employment pathways. 

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Posted On: 8/25/2020 9:50 AM

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Energy Department Announces its Solar Decathlon

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is excited to announce its Solar Decathlon student competition to challenge collegiate teams to design and build high-performance, energy-efficient buildings. The winners of the competition, which spans 2019 and 2020, are the teams that best blend design excellence with smart energy efficiency and renewable energy production. Teams interested in participating must submit an application and $100 application fee by November 6, 2018.

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Posted On: 11/5/2018 11:33 AM

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Applying Lessons of Optimal Adolescent Health to Improve Behavioral Outcomes for Youth

This call for nominations seeks experts in adolescent health fields to serve on a committee, convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, to review key questions related to the effective implementation of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. The committee, using an optimal health lens, will explore the scientific and public health literature surrounding key elements or core components effective in improving behavioral outcomes for youth.  Learn more.

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Posted On: 11/26/2018 3:13 PM

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BankWorks$ Announces Launch of Program in Milwaukee

BankWork$ trains young adults from low income and minority communities for lasting careers in the financial services industry. BankWork$ classes are free for participants. The classes run for eight weeks and provide training in the skills needed for jobs as tellers, customer service representatives and personal bankers. BankWork$ also offers job interview practice, job placement assistance and ongoing coaching and mentoring to help with career advancement.

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Posted On: 11/8/2018 9:37 AM

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Apply by Nov. 26 to participate in the 2019 Youth Employment Success cohort

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (the Bureau) has launched a short-turnaround search for youth employment programs that would like to join the Bureau’s 2019 Youth Employment Success (YES) Cohort.

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Posted On: 11/8/2018 10:33 AM

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Celebrating a Century of Success! – June 2nd Webinar

June 2, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program.   Check out the celebratory video trailer for this special occasion.  Also, join in for OSERS Rehabilitation Services Administration webinar highlighting “Success Stories” of how the VR program helped change the lives of students and adults with disabilities. To register for the June 2nd webinar from 2:30-3:30 PM, click here.

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Posted On: 5/29/2020 2:45 PM

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Youth Apprenticeship in America Today: Connecting High School Students to Apprenticeship

The "Youth Apprenticeship in America Today: Connecting High School Students to Apprenticeship" report developed by New America presents key findings, supported by policy initiatives in ten states, to guide policy makers in connecting education and workforce systems to develop and grow high quality youth apprenticeship programs.

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Posted On: 8/12/2019 6:05 PM

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Custom E-Mail Alerts

WorkforceGPS has implemented a new way for you to stay up to date about the content you care about by allowing you to create a customized email alert. You will now have the ability to tailor emails from across WorkforceGPS and this Community by specific filters. Check out this video which describes this new feature and how you can set it up!

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Posted On: 6/12/2020 1:15 PM

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Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month

This year marks not only the 75th observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), but also the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Both milestones are being commemorated with a range of events and activities centered on the theme "Increasing Access and Opportunity."  Many states are commemorating NDEAM by holding events that will promote increasing access to workforce services and opportunities at all levels.

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Posted On: 10/2/2020 11:46 AM

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2020 National Apprenticeship Week - November 8-14, 2020

DOL has announced the sixth annual National Apprenticeship Week 2020 taking place November 8-14!

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Posted On: 10/29/2020 10:51 AM

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U.S. Department of Labor Awards More Than $90 Million in Grants

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the awarding of $90,992,062 through two grant programs, Pathway Home and the Young Adult Reentry Partnership (YARP), focused on assisting justice-involved individuals in gaining meaningful employment. U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia traveled to Boston, Massachusetts, today to make the announcement with Pathway Home grant awardee Volunteers of America of Massachusetts.

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Posted On: 7/8/2020 12:43 PM

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American Job Centers: Adapting to a New Vision under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Since the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), American Job Centers (AJCs) and One-Stop Operators have been working to fulfill the vision of the public workforce development system described in the law. The following series of brief reports offers insights from an institutional analysis that systematically documented characteristics and features of AJCs and One-Stop Operators and their resource sharing practices during the early days of WIOA implementation.

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Posted On: 1/20/2021 12:56 PM

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Pathway Home 2: ETA Announces Funding Opportunity

The purpose of this pilot program is to provide eligible, incarcerated individuals in state correctional facilities or local or county jails with workforce services prior to release and to continue services after release by transitioning the participants into reentry programs in the communities to which they will return. These grants are job-driven and build connections to local employers that will enable transitioning offenders to secure employment.

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Posted On: 2/18/2021 2:37 PM

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OJJDP FY 2021 National Mentoring Programs

This solicitation provides funding for applicant organizations to enhance and expand mentoring services for children and youth.

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Posted On: 1/26/2021 11:00 AM

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OJJDP FY 2021 Multistate Mentoring Programs Initiative

This program supports the implementation and delivery of mentoring services to youth populations that are at risk for juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice system involvement. Mentoring services can be one-on-one, group, peer, or a combination of these types. Funding can be used to support new mentoring matches or continue existing mentoring matches at the time of application.

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Posted On: 1/26/2021 9:45 AM

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Incorporating Supportive Services may be Essential for Jobseekers

To serve jobseekers effectively, employment and training programs may need to incorporate essential supportive services. These three Workforce System Strategies resources document supportive services such as: childcare, training materials, transportation assistance, rental assistance, and work clothing to increase jobseeker abilities to access, and prepare for and obtain employment.

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Posted On: 8/23/2021 6:58 PM

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WorkRise 2021 Request for Proposal

WorkRise will invest $2.5 million in research and pilot studies that develop rigorous evidence to inform and drive effective action toward a labor market that strengthens economic security and accelerates upward mobility for workers with low wages, particularly Black workers and other workers of color.

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Posted On: 5/19/2021 12:56 PM

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US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AWARDS $85.5M FOR PEOPLE NOW OR ONCE INVOLVED IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

WASHINGTON, DC – With the belief that a second chance can change a person’s life, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of more than $85.5 million in grants to assist individuals now or once involved in the criminal justice system to secure employment in their communities.

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Posted On: 6/24/2021 10:01 AM

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Empowering Teens in Their Workplaces Online Dialog

The Empowering Teens in Their Workplaces Online Dialogue is designed to bring teens, parents, caring adults, and employers together in a conversation around promoting positive and safe work experiences for teens. Share your ideas on the best ways to engage and educate current and prospective teen workers about workplace rights, workplace hazards and exposure controls, and other related concerns for teens, including through social media.

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Posted On: 4/21/2021 12:55 PM

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Local Workforce Boards Adapt to Changing Youth and Homeless Employment Realities

As the economy moves forward, local workforce development boards (LWDBs) continue to address evolving customer needs. Evidence from these three Workforce Innovation Fund (WIF) evaluations on Workforce System Strategies can help LWDBs improve services in an ever-changing environment. The evaluations document descriptive, outcome, and impact findings about programs created to assist at-risk youth and homeless populations develop skills to be successful in the labor market.

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Posted On: 3/15/2021 6:18 PM

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Evidence-Based Approaches for Serving Disadvantaged Job Seekers

As the American Job Center system adapts to the demand in services for disadvantaged job seekers, workforce development professionals need proven approaches for effective service delivery and program design. This Workforce System Strategies announcement offers evidence on interventions designed to meet current needs. Read on for more evidence that you can use in your employment and training programs!

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Posted On: 3/17/2021 3:31 PM

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WIOA Performance Indicators' Summer E-Learning Series

The Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, in collaboration with the Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Rehabilitation Services Administration, introduces a new series of interactive e-Learning modules that explain select WIOA performance accountability concepts.

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Posted On: 8/24/2018 3:44 PM

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Make Your Social Media Sing

Social media is always changing and staying on top of the trends can be frustrating for someone who doesn’t spend a lot of time each day in the social space. Here are two things to understand to make the most out of each day’s efforts.

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Posted On: 4/2/2020 12:27 PM

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Reengaging Opportunity Youth to Improve Life Outcomes

Over the last decade, decision makers have given greater attention to young adults who are neither working nor in school, as these young people face many challenges during the transition into adulthood. Various projects have been created across the nation to find ways to successfully reengage these youth in the labor market. These reports take a closer look at building career paths for youth to not only improve their life outcomes, but also to help meet America's workforce needs.

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Posted On: 1/11/2018 5:21 PM

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FY 21 Second Chance Act: Adult Reentry Education, Employment, Treatment and Recovery Program

The Department of Justice is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights, increases access to justice, supports crime victims, protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community.

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Posted On: 5/3/2021 3:52 PM

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BIA - Branch of Water Resources Workforce Opportunity

The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Branch of Water Resources has some information on these two workforce development programs. Please visit link for more information.  https://www.bia.gov/bia/ots/division-natural-resources/branch-water-resources

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Posted On: 9/25/2019 11:34 AM