Announcements

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  • DOL, HHS and HUD Issue Joint Letter Encouraging Summer Youth Employment Efforts
    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 6/23/2015

    Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL) Guidelines includes income charts that are used by state and local workforce investment areas to determine income eligibility for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs for youth and certain adult services, in addition to the Work Opportunity Tax Credit.

  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity Education Office (CEO) seeks to make an investment
    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 6/16/2015

    The Department of Homeland Security Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships, FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division, The U.S. Department of Education Center for School Preparedness and Save the Children invite you to join the co-hosted a webinar intended to help connect faith-based and community organizations to tools and resources for youth preparedness activities.

  • Walmart Foundation Grants National Council of La Raza $1.2 Million to Provide a Pathway to Latino Employment
    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 5/26/2015

    The Employment and Training Administration is excited to share its release of two new resources. The High School Equivalency: Resource Guide for the Workforce System College and Career Readiness: Resource Guide for the Workforce System  

  • Approximately $73 Million in YouthBuild Grants to Help Disadvantaged Youth
    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 5/26/2015

    Opportunity Youth Network online meeting on Thursday, May 28 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM EST will focus on homeless youth. While homeless youth are a critical segment of opportunity youth, too often their unique needs and circumstances are overlooked.    

  • Banking on Youth Competition
    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 5/4/2015

    To improve the ability of young people to effectively manage their finances - from spending and saving to building credit and keeping debt manageable - the National League of Cities (NLC) will identify best practices for local leaders to incorporate financial capability strategies into municipal youth employment programs.

  • National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador Program
    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 5/4/2015

    Youth Conservation Corps creates jobs for United States citizens, ages 15 to 18, across the nation, in national forests, national parks, wildlife refuges and other public lands. They work outdoors, learn about conservation stewardship, get trained in restoration skills necessary for field work, and develop a work ethic and interpersonal communication skills.  

  • US Labor Department announces more than $12 million in grants to provide job training, employment services for formerly incarcerated women and girls
    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 4/27/2015

    Opportunity Nation calls every one of us to work together and take concrete steps to ensure young Americans are thriving in their jobs, schools and communities. Generated by the priorities of our diverse, cross-sector coalition and an extensive listening tour with key partners, Opportunity Nation is releasing our plan to tackle the U.S. youth employment crisis: WE GOT THIS

  • The Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service has announced the availability of  $17,531,000 in grant funds for the
    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 4/27/2015

    WIOA offers new opportunities to focus on the most vulnerable workers—low-income adults and youth who have limited skills, lack work experience, and face other barriers to economic success. It requires that at least 75 percent of youth funds available to local areas be spent on workforce investment services for out-of-school youth ages 16 to 24.

  • Counseling
    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 4/8/2015

    On March 6, the Department of Health and Human Services announced a funding opportunity under PAF, identifying $1,600,000 in funding to underwrite an expected three grants.  The solicitation AH-SP1-15-001 is available on www.grants.gov.  Applications are due by May 18th.

  • Assistance with the National Institutes of Justice (NIJ) Teen Dating Study
    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 4/6/2015

    FYSB's "Toolkit to Incorporate Adolescent Relationship Abuse Prevention into Existing Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Programming," aims to help Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention grantees and other youth-serving organizations assess their readiness and take steps to prevent dating abuse.