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Deadline: January 15, 2016

U.S. Department of Labor: Training to Work 3 – Adult Reentry

The Training to Work 3 – Adult Reentry program provides the opportunity for organizations to develop and implement career pathways programs in demand sectors and occupations for men and women, including veterans and people with disabilities, who are at least 18 years old and who are enrolled in work release programs (WRP). Additionally, grantees must provide a strategy to prioritize services to veterans that are in these WRPs. Career pathways are frameworks that help to define and map out a sequence of education, training and workforce skills training resulting in skilled workers that meet employers’ needs. Career pathways link and coordinate education and training services in ways that enable workers to attain necessary credentials, and ultimately, employment.

Successful applicants will:

  1. Establish a committed Career Pathways Collaborative (CPC), led by the grantee (a nonprofit organization, such as a faith-based or community-based organization) and including representatives from the workforce system, WRP, and employers and/or industry associations. The CPC leadership team will create a career pathways program(s) with identified career pathways in a demand sector(s) within their community and defined, specific roles and responsibilities for each organization; and
  2. Provide an integrated set of critical participant-level services, such as case management and skills training, that enable participants to enter and advance along the identified career pathways as they acquire additional skills.

Amount: Approximately 14 grants of up to $1,360,000 each.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status.

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

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