Funds Available through Workforce Investment Act Grants
Approximately $11.7 million in grant funds have just been announced to serve adult-offenders who are returning from incarceration to high-poverty, high-crime areas by providing an employment-centered approach to reintegration. Services funded will include job training and employment preparation, mentoring, and assistance connecting to supportive services such as housing, substance abuse programs and mental health treatment. Specifically, the employment component of the grant will focus on the development of employment opportunities in in-demand occupations, including emerging "green" jobs. Competitive funds are available to nonprofit, faith-based, and community organizations.
Please click here to read the full notice of availability. Applications are due by 4:00 pm EST on March 17, 2011.
For further information about this SGA, please contact Brinda Ruggles, Grants Management Specialist, Division of Federal Assistance, at (202) 693-3437. Applicants should e-mail all technical questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and must specifically reference SGA/DFA PY 10-10, and along with question(s), include a contact name, fax and phone number.