U.S. DOL Awards $85 million in YouthBuild Grants
The U.S. Department of Labor announced the award of $85 million in YouthBuild grants to programs across the country to help young people struggling to reach key educational and career milestones, equip them to become successful in the workforce and be engaged in their communities.
YouthBuild, a pre-apprenticeship model, provides at-risk youth ages 16-24 with education and occupational skill development to obtain employment in construction and other in-demand industries. Distributing $85 million in grant funding, the Department anticipates awarding grants that will range from $700,000 to $1.1 million each across the country.
The grants will help approximately 5,000 at-risk youth complete high school or state equivalency degree programs; earn industry-recognized certifications within in-demand occupations; and gain construction skills training to build housing for low-income or homeless individuals and families in their communities.
For more information about the Department of Labor’s YouthBuild Program, visit https://www.doleta.gov/Youth_services/YouthBuild.cfm