U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) - Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
01/08/20 4:00 PM Eastern Time Receipt
Grants to USA public community colleges, historically Black IHEs, and tribally controlled IHEs for intensive counseling services for youth that support and promote employment and career success for students. Funding is intended for programs that serve low-income young adults, between 16 and 24, who have at least one characteristic that is a barrier to education and employment. The program anticipates serving approximately 1,600 students.
The Job Corps program helps young people between the ages of 16 and 24 from disadvantaged backgrounds complete their high school education and provides them with training to prepare them for meaningful careers. Job Corps seeks to give its students the opportunity to realize their full potential, gain new vocational and academic skills, and become mature, responsible and productive adults. The program will expect grant recipients to accomplish the following:
For additional information about the Job Corps Scholars Program, see: https://www.doleta.gov/grants/pdf/FOA-ETA-20-03.pdf#page=9
Grantees must use the grant funds to pay for the tuition and fees of approximately 80 Job Corps eligible youth entering the program in two separate groups or cohorts of 40. Tuition associated with developmental education coursework that a student requires to enter the technical training component is eligible for funding under this program. Grantees must also use grant funds to hire at least two personal and career counselors, at least two employment counselors, and provide other supportive services and materials to the students in the demonstration project. Examples of expenditures for allowable supportive services and materials are below:
For expected program outcomes, see: https://www.doleta.gov/grants/pdf/FOA-ETA-20-03.pdf#page=14
GrantWatch ID#: 187311
Approximately twenty (20) grants.
Awards of $1,186,900. First year costs are estimated at $529,700, second year costs are estimated at $572,200, and year three costs are $85,000.
The grant period of performance for this FOA is 39 months, with an anticipated start date of March 1, 2020. This performance period includes activities that can be found on page 14 of the FOA in Supporting Documents, below.
The length of any certificate program must not exceed 12 months if it is to be used for the Job Corps Scholars Program. However, grantees are not required to create new or modify their existing technical training certificate programs. Participants may be allowed more than 12 months to complete the training if the additional time is necessary to complete required developmental education coursework. The entire combined period of technical skills instruction and employment counseling/placement portions of the demonstration project must not exceed 24 months.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Address mailed applications to:
The U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration, Office of Grants Management
Attention: Melissa Abdullah, Grant Officer
200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N4716
Washington, DC 20210
Elizabeth DeHart, Grants Management Specialist
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