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U.S. Department of Labor: Reentry Demonstration Projects for Young Adults

Deadline: April 19, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA) seeks to prevent and reduce crime and enhance young adult reentry strategies through collaboration with the field to identify, define, and respond to emerging or chronic youthful offender reentry challenges and issues. ETA is seeking proposed strategies to address these issues, including trying new approaches, addressing gaps in services, building or translating research knowledge, or building capacity. The Reentry Demonstration Projects for Young Adults Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) provides the opportunity for organizations to build a customized project built on evidence-based and informed interventions. These projects will serve young adults between the ages of 18 to 24 who have been involved in the juvenile or adult justice system and reside in high-poverty, high-crime communities.

The focus of this initiative is to assist communities in planning and implementing comprehensive “reentry” programs to address the full range of challenges involved in helping young offenders released from incarceration make a successful transition back to the community. The intent of this initiative is to protect community safety through the successful reintegration of offenders returning to the community by ensuring that offenders:

  • become productive, responsible, and law-abiding citizens
  • are provided with positive opportunities to engage in pro-social activities such as employment or education
  • maintain long-term employment
  • sustain a stable residence
  • successfully address their substance abuse issues and mental health needs

Amount: Up to seven grants of up to $4,500,000 each.

Eligibility: Either 1) intermediary organizations (defined as community- or faith-based organizations with 501(c)(3) non-profit status, including women’s and minority organizations, that have an affiliate network or offices in at least three communities and across at least two states) or 2) any Indian and Native American entity eligible for grants under Section 166 of WIOA that has a presence in at least three communities and across at least two states.

Link: http://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/eta/eta20160317-0

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