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  • Jobs, Skills, and Employment: Building a Better Workforce
    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 7/30/2018

    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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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 7/30/2018

    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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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 7/18/2018

    The U.S. Department of Labor announced $150 million in grants to support sector-based approaches to expand apprenticeships on a national scale in key industry sectors. When awarded, the grants will move a step closer to increasing the number of apprentices in the U.S. across all industries. 

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 7/10/2018

    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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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 6/18/2018

    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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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 6/13/2018

    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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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 6/5/2018

    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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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 6/4/2018

    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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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 6/4/2018

    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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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 6/4/2018

    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.