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Quad YouthBuild has been refunded by U.S. Department of Labor!

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WASHINGTON, DC –The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of 67 grants totaling up to $85 million to support and expand YouthBuild programs across the country. YouthBuild provides at-risk youth, ages 16-24, with education and occupational skill development to obtain employment in construction and other in-demand industries.

“Job training and education are key to preparing our nation’s young men and women for economic success,” U.S. Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia said. “By investing in these local workforce development programs, the Department is expanding opportunities for at-risk youth in communities across the country.” 

“Youthbuild programs have the ability to change the lives of thousands of American students,” said Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training John Pallasch. “Today’s announcement will provide new opportunities for young people across the country to take the first step toward good-paying careers.”

The Department has administered the YouthBuild program since 2006. Program participants learn construction skills while constructing or rehabilitating affordable housing for low-income or homeless families in their own neighborhoods, as well as other occupational skills for in-demand industries that also require real-world work experience components. Young people split their time between the occupational skills training site and the classroom, where they earn their high school diploma or equivalency degree and prepare for postsecondary opportunities.

The individual awards will range from $740,737 to $1.5 million each:

Grant RecipientCityStateAmount
Eufaula Housing AuthorityEufaulaAL$1,500,000.00
Cossatot Community College of the University of ArkansasDe QueenAR$844,425.00
Little Rock Workforce Development BoardLittle RockAR$1,080,000.00
Able-Disabled Advocacy Inc.San DiegoCA$1,312,500.00
Alliance for Community Empowerment Inc.Canoga ParkCA$1,500,000.00
Fresno County Economic Opportunities CommissionFresnoCA$1,500,000.00
Richmond Workforce Development BoardRichmondCA$1,080,000.00
San Joaquin County Office of EducationStocktonCA$1,100,000.00
South Bay Workforce Investment Board Inc.HawthorneCA$1,300,000.00
The Youth Employment Partnership Inc.OaklandCA$1,408,072.00
Volunteers of America of Los AngelesLos AngelesCA$1,500,000.00
Community Renewal Team Inc.HartfordCT$1,202,143.00
Citrus Levy Marion Regional Workforce Development Board Inc.OcalaFL$740,737.00
Tampa Bay Academy of HopeTampaFL$1,500,000.00
CHRIS 180 Inc.AtlantaGA$1,038,378.00
Georgia Building Trades Academy Inc.AtlantaGA$1,500,000.00
Southwest Georgia United Empowerment Zone Inc.CordeleGA$1,496,644.00
City and County of Honolulu Department of Community ServicesHonoluluHI$1,350,000.00
Des Moines Area Community CollegeAnkenyIA$915,697.00
Comprehensive Community SolutionsRockfordIL$1,225,000.00
Housing Authority of Champaign CountyChampaignIL$1,500,000.00
Youth Conservation Corps, WaukeganWaukeganIL$1,500,000.00
YouthBuild Lake CountyNorth ChicagoIL$1,350,000.00
Northern Kentucky Community Action CommissionCovingtonKY$1,109,800.00
Young Adult Development in Action Inc.LouisvilleKY$1,500,000.00
Quad Area Community Action Agency Inc.HammondLA$1,100,000.00
Community Teamwork Inc.LowellMA$1,440,000.00
People Acting in Community Endeavors Inc.New BedfordMA$1,102,295.00
YouthBuild BostonBostonMA$813,600.00
Volunteers of America Chesapeake Inc.LanhamMD$1,408,072.00
Goodwill Industries of Northern New EnglandGorhamME$1,227,101.00
Bethany Christian ServicesGrand RapidsMI$1,500,000.00
Detroit Employment Solutions Corp.DetroitMI$1,500,000.00
SER Metro-Detroit, Jobs for Progress Inc.DetroitMI$1,330,343.00
YouthDevelopment Corporation USASaginawMI$1,499,917.00
Bi-County Community Action Programs Inc.BemidjiMN$972,000.00
Guadalupe Alternative Programs, dba Change Inc.Saint PaulMN$1,500,000.00
CLIMB Community Development Corp.GulfportMS$1,499,999.00
West Jackson Community Development Corp.JacksonMS$1,500,000.00
Career Training InstituteHelenaMT$1,180,800.00
Grace Mar Services Inc.CharlotteNC$1,500,000.00
Nu DimensionsHickoryNC$887,074.00
United Community Corp.NewarkNJ$1,500,000.00
YouthBuild NewarkNewarkNJ$1,500,000.00
Catholic Charities Diocese of Rochester, dba Catholic Family CenterRochesterNY$1,134,000.00
Mohawk Valley Community CollegeUticaNY$1,254,060.00
Nubian Directions II Inc.PoughkeepsieNY$1,500,000.00
The Crenulated Company Ltd., dba New Settlement ApartmentsNew YorkNY$1,500,000.00
The Service Collaborative of Western New York Inc.BuffaloNY$1,500,000.00
Ulster YouthBuild LLCKingstonNY$987,881.00
Urban League of Rochester, N.Y. Inc.RochesterNY$1,100,000.00
Youth Action Program and Homes Inc.New YorkNY$1,500,000.00
Easter Seals TriState LLCCincinnatiOH$1,238,186.00
Portland YouthBuildersPortlandOR$1,500,000.00
Philadelphia Youth for Change Charter SchoolPhiladelphiaPA$1,300,000.00
AMIkids Beaufort Inc.SeabrookSC$1,142,410.00
100 Black Men of San Antonio Inc.San AntonioTX$1,500,000.00
Community Learning Center dba CLC, Inc.Fort WorthTX$1,100,000.00
Walker Montgomery Community Development Corp.New WaverlyTX$1,048,156.00
Community Youth ServicesOlympiaWA$1,150,000.00
Northeast Washington Educational Service District 101SpokaneWA$1,151,210.00
Olympic Educational Service District Number 114BremertonWA$1,078,781.00
Community Relations-Social Development CommissionMilwaukeeWI$1,408,072.00
Elkhorn Area School DistrictElkhornWI$899,999.00
Operation Fresh Start Inc.MadisonWI$869,948.00

For additional information on the Department of Labor’s YouthBuild program, visit https://www.doleta.gov/Youth_services/YouthBuild.cfm.

For additional information on grant eligibility and how to apply for funds, visit http://www.grants.gov.

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.Agency Employment and Training AdministrationDate December 16, 2019Release Number 19-2205-NATContact: Egan ReichPhone Number (202) 693-4960Email reich.egan@dol.govShare This

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