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U.S. Department of Labor: National Farmworker Jobs Program Employment and Training Grants and Housing Assistance Grants

Deadline: May 3, 2016

National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Employment and Training Grants and Housing Assistance Grants funding will be awarded through a competitive process to eligible entities to assist eligible Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers (MSFWs) and their dependents, including youth MSFWs, to obtain and retain jobs that provide stable, year-round employment, both within and outside agriculture. To support better economic outcomes for farmworkers, NFJP also works to meet a critical need for quality housing.

The Department of Labor has issued a single funding opportunity announcement for the purpose of awarding both (1) Employment and Training Grants and (2) Housing Assistance Grants. The services required by each program differ substantially. Applicants who wish to apply for both grants must submit separate applications for each type of grant. NFJP Employment and Training Grants provide career services, training services, housing assistance services, youth services, and related assistance services, including emergency assistance. NFJP Housing Assistance Grants provide housing assistance services, including temporary and permanent housing, and related assistance services, including emergency assistance.

Amount: Varies by type:

  • Employment and Training Grants: $75,885,000 for approximately 52 grants
  • Housing Assistance Grants: $5,517,000 to fund 7-20 grants ranging from $100,000-$1,000,000

Eligibility: State and Local Workforce Development Boards; State agencies; State government; County government; City or Township government; Public/State controlled institution of higher education; Indian/Native American Tribal Government; Indian/Native American Tribally Designated Organization; nonprofit organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status; public/Indian Housing; all WIOA Section 166 grantees. The Department encourages applications from organizations who may not have received NFJP grants before, including organizations that serve populations facing multiple barriers to employment (e.g., limited-English proficiency, low educational attainment, or minimal experience with technologies and tools commonly used in the modern workplace).

Link: https://www.doleta.gov/Farmworker/html/NFJP.cfm

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