Author: US DOL Staff      Published: 5/4/2023    DOL

                                                                      U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Aligns with Biden-Harris administration’s efforts to expand apprenticeships, strengthen workforce

WASHINGTON – To continue to expand Registered Apprenticeships, prepare young workers for good quality jobs and strengthen the nation’s workforce to meet industry demands, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $90 million in grants to 68 organizations in 32 states to provide training and employment services.

Ranging from $700,000 to $1.5 million each, the awards’ announcement follows the department announcement of the availability of YouthBuild grants in November 2022. The grants will support pre-apprenticeships that will educate and train young people, from ages 16 to 24, who are neither enrolled in school nor in the labor market for jobs in high-demand industries. These industries include the construction industry, for which YouthBuild grants will help deliver education and training to enable students to use their abilities to build or rehabilitate affordable housing in their communities for low-income or unhoused families.

“The YouthBuild grants we’re announcing today will strengthen the nation’s workforce. They will also make sure young people have access to the training and skills they need for good quality jobs, made possible by the historic investments by Biden-Harris’ administration to rebuild our nation,” explained Acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Brent Parton. “These investments will also help meet the demands of employers in high-demand industries as they seek to expand their workforces.”

Administered by the department’s Employment and Training Administration, and supported by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, YouthBuild grants support a pre-apprenticeship model that provides

disadvantaged young people with occupational skills training, employment services and educational guidance, with emphasis on green building techniques, including understanding sustainable building materials, solar panel installation, weatherization processes and the use of Energy Star appliances.

YouthBuild participants will divide their time between classroom instruction – where they earn their high school diploma or equivalency degree – and workplace training to prepare for postsecondary opportunities. The grants will also enable young people to train for careers in healthcare, information technology, manufacturing and logistics, culinary arts and hospitality.

In August 2022, the department added the YouthBuild program to the Biden-Harris administration’s Justice40 initiative, which aims to ensure that 40 percent of the overall benefits of certain federal investments flow to disadvantaged communities that are overburdened by pollution.

Learn more about the YouthBuild program.

The list of YouthBuild grant recipients and funds awarded follows this release.

Recipient City

State

Amount

Housing Authority of the City of Opelika Opelika

AL

$1,371,354

Yukon Koyukuk School District Fairbanks

AK

$1,500,000

Cossatot Community College, University of Arkansas DeQueen

AR

$1,205,176

City of Anaheim Anaheim

CA

$960,814

Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission Fresno

CA

$1,500,000

Los Angeles Communities Advocating for Unity, Social Justice and Action Montebello

CA

$1,200,000

Rising Stars Business Academy Moreno Valley

CA

$1,500,000

Riverside County Office of Education Riverside

CA

$1,292,019

San Joaquin County Office of Education Stockton

CA

$1,196,000

Medici Road Washington

DC

$1,499,685

Florida Institute for Workforce Innovation Inc. Gainesville

FL

$1,400,000

Valencia College Kissimmee

FL

$1,500,000

Greater Miami Service Corps Miami

FL

$1,100,000

Palm Beach County Housing Authority West Palm Beach

FL

$1,500,000

Winter Haven Housing Authority Winter Haven

FL

$1,000,000

Albany Housing Authority Albany

GA

$1,371,354

Northwest Georgia Housing Authority Rome

GA

$1,099,300

Lumity Chicago

IL

$1,035,000

Metropolitan Family Services Chicago

IL

$1,371,354

Homework Hangout Club Inc. Decatur

IL

$1,472,000

The Housing Authority of Elgin Elgin

IL

$1,500,000

Peoria Housing Authority Peoria

IL

$1,500,000

Housing Authority of the City of Evansville Evansville

IN

$1,500,000

Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny

IA

$1,244,503

Manhattan Housing Authority Manhattan

KS

$1,500,000

LearningWorks Portland

ME

$1,380,000

Civic Works Inc. Baltimore

MD

$1,472,000

Volunteers of America Chesapeake and Carolinas Inc. Lanham

MD

$1,500,000

Rockville Housing Enterprises Rockville

MD

$1,500,000

North Shore Community Development Coalition Inc. Salem

MA

$1,500,000

Southwest Economic Solutions Corporation Detroit

MI

$1,246,615

Charles Stewart Mott Community College Flint

MI

$1,499,865

Change Inc. Saint Paul

MN

$1,500,000

Tree Trust Saint Paul

MN

$1,500,000

Goodwill Industries Inc. Saint Paul

MN

$1,102,485

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency Virginia

MN

$732,000

Community Partnership of Southeast Missouri Cape Girardeau

MO

$1,258,273

Job Point Columbia

MO

$1,499,981

Chicanos Por La Causa Nevada Inc. Las Vegas

NV

$1,500,000

The Children’s Cabinet Inc. Reno

NV

$1,500,000

United Community Corp. Newark

NJ

$1,500,000

YouthWorks Santa Fe

NM

$1,399,985

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation Inc. Brooklyn

NY

$1,500,000

Rural Ulster Preservation Company Inc. Kingston

NY

$1,300,000

Research Foundation, CUNY-Manhattan Community College New York

NY

$1,500,000

Youth Action Programs and Homes Inc. New York

NY

$1,500,000

Social Enterprise and Training Center Inc. Schenectady

NY

$1,500,000

Workforce Development Board of Herkimer, Madison and Oneida Counties Utica

NY

$1,499,204

Franklin Vance Warren Opportunity Inc. Henderson

NC

$1,500,000

Central Carolina Community College Sanford

NC

$1,499,996

YouthBuild Columbus Community School Columbus

OH

$1,500,000

Youth Over Us Inc. Columbus

OH

$1,371,354

County Corp Dayton

OH

$1,500,000

Community Development Support Association Inc. Enid

OK

$1,368,756

Heart of Oregon Corps Inc. Bend

OR

$1,500,000

Garfield Jubilee Association Pittsburgh

PA

$1,493,284

Knoxville Leadership Foundation Knoxville

TN

$1,500,000

American YouthWorks Austin

TX

$1,499,872

Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Brownsville

TX

$1,495,715

SER-Jobs for Progress of the Texas Gulf Coast Inc. Houston

TX

$1,500,000

Pharr Housing Authority Pharr

TX

$1,500,000

Ogden-Weber Technical College Ogden

UT

$1,369,111

West Piedmont Workforce Investment Board Martinsville

VA

$1,500,000

Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority Portsmouth

VA

$700,000

Goodwill Industries of the Valleys Inc. Roanoke

VA

$1,200,000

Opportunities Industrialization Center of Washington Yakima

WA

$1,500,000

Elkhorn Area School District Elkhorn

WI

$827,964

Employ Milwaukee Inc. Milwaukee

WI

$1,496,882

Total Awarded  

$93,531,901

 

Agency
Employment and Training Administration
Date
April 28, 2023
Release Number
23-704-NAT
Media Contact: Monica Vereen