Employment and Training Administration
DOL award grants through a competitive process to organizations providing pre-apprenticeship services that support education, occupational skills training, and employment services to opportunity youth, ages 16 to 24, who are performing meaningful work and service to their communities. The YouthBuild program model prepares participants for quality jobs in a variety of careers, in diverse industry sectors, particularly in infrastructure sectors, and includes wrap-around services such as mentoring, trauma-informed care, personal counseling, transportation supports, and employment preparation – all key strategies for addressing violence in communities.
YouthBuild applicants must include construction skills training and may include occupational skills training in other in-demand industries. This expansion into additional in-demand industries is the Construction Plus component.
Eligible applicants for these grants are public or private non-profit agencies or organizations, including consortia of such agencies or organizations. These organizations include rural, urban, or Native American/Tribal entities that have previously served opportunity youth in a YouthBuild or other similar program. DOL will fund approximately 75 projects across the country.
- Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
- Special district governments
- County governments
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- State governments
- City or township governments
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- Private institutions of higher education
- Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
- Independent school districts
- Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
- Public and State controlled institutions of higher education