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U.S. Department of Labor: Job Corps Scholars Program

Deadline: January 8, 2020

The Job Corps Scholars Program seeks grantees to enroll Job Corps eligible youth and provide those enrolled with intensive counseling services to support and facilitate each student’s employment and career success. Grantees should provide these services throughout each student’s participation in the 12-month career technical training component of the Job Corps Scholars Program and the up to 12-month employment placement period following separation from the program. Grantees may also fund developmental coursework where necessary for student entry into the technical training component. The time necessary to complete such coursework does not count against the 12 months allotted for the career technical training component. All counseling should encompass activities that aim to ensure each student’s employment success.

Grantees must use 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 is the cost associated with taking each course; it is typically calculated per unit or credit hour. 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 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.

Amount: Approximately $23,738,000 is available to make up to 20 awards ranging up to $1,186,900 each. The period of performance is 39 months.

Eligibility: Accredited, two-year public community colleges; accredited, public two- and four-year historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs); and accredited tribally controlled colleges and universities (TCCUs).

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=321659

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