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U.S. Department of Labor: Linking to Employment Activities Pre-Release through Specialized American Job Centers

Deadline: February 26, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA), announces the availability of second round funding for Linking to Employment Activities Pre-Release through Specialized American Job Centers (LEAP-2). This funding provides the opportunity for Local Workforce Development Boards to develop and operate specialized American Job Centers (AJCs) inside county, municipal, or regional jails and correctional facilities.

These AJCs will provide a range of services to assist soon–to-be-released local inmates to prepare for employment to increase their opportunities for successful reentry into their home communities. These pilot grants seek to strengthen communities by better integrating services already available in the community. This program will build partnerships between local correctional systems and the local workforce systems by linking transitioning offenders with a range of community-based workforce services that lead to successful employment. LEAP-2 grant funds will support the development and implementation of these specialized AJCs, which must be linked directly to existing full service community-based AJCs, enabling local inmates to prepare for employment prior to release and to continue with services in the community once released.

Amount: Ten grants of up to $500,000 each will be awarded.

Eligibility: Local Workforce Development Boards.

Link: https://www.doleta.gov/grants/find_grants.cfm

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