Department of Labor announces $75 million in YouthBuild grants
March 14, 2012
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced that there is currently $75 million available in YouthBuild grants for programs that are helping young people cultivate job skills.
The DOL expects that the anticipated 75 different grants could help more than 5,200 youths. The grants will be awarded to programs that support the education and employment training of local young people. The amount of each grant ranges from $700,000 to $1.1 million.
YouthBuild grants fund programs that can help young people who are not currently enrolled in school receive the education and job training they need to succeed in the workplace. Specifically, YouthBuild supports organizations that help youth earn a high school diploma, complete General Education Development programs or learn occupational skills in fields such as healthcare, construction and information technology.
Not only will the programs that earn YouthBuild grants through the DOL-funded grant competition enable underserved youth get education and training, but they also encourage leadership skills that can help them become valuable and productive members of society, according to Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis.
Interested programs in need of nonprofit fundraising
can visit the DOL's website for more information about the solicitation for grant applications and learn how to apply.