DOL YouthBuild (HFC)
Date: September 18, 2018
Time: All Day
Contact: Vanity Campbell
Sponsor: Contracts and Grants
Funding Opportunity Number: FOA-ETA-18-04
Funding Organization's Deadline: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 1:00 PM PT
Discipline/Subject Area: Health disparities
ANR Priority Area(s): HFC
Funding Available($): 1,100,000
Description: The purpose of this program is to fund organizations to provide a pre-apprenticeship program model that encompasses education, occupational skills training, leadership development, and post-program placement opportunities to at-risk youth. YouthBuild is a community-based alternative education program for youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who are high school dropouts, adjudicated youth, youth aging out of foster care, youth with disabilities, migrant farmworker youth, and other disconnected youth populations. The YouthBuild program simultaneously addresses multiple core issues important to youth in low-income communities: affordable housing, leadership development, education, and employment opportunities in in-demand industries and apprenticeship pathways. The YouthBuild model balances project-based academic learning and occupational skills training to prepare disadvantaged youth for career placement. The academic component assists youth who are often significantly behind in basic skill development in obtaining a high school diploma or State high school equivalency credential. The occupational skills training component prepares at-risk youth for apprenticeship and other career pathways and/or further education or training. It also supports the goal of increasing affordable housing within communities by teaching youth construction skills learned by building or significantly renovating homes for sale or rent to low-income families or transitional housing for homeless families or individuals.
Because one of the goals of the YouthBuild program is to provide affordable housing, all YouthBuild grant programs must offer construction skills training. Construction skills training is central to the overall philosophy of the YouthBuild program and can provide a visible transformational experience for young people who have rarely had opportunities to see tangible and positive results from their efforts. All applicants must demonstrate their commitment to increasing the supply of permanent housing for homeless and/or low-income individuals and families, which benefits the community where the affordable housing is built or renovated, and also provides youth with an opportunity to give back to their communities and work and learn in a team environment. YouthBuild grantees must accomplish this goal by having a sufficient number of youth enrolled in and completing the construction skills training component to enable the program to build or substantially renovate at least one unit of housing within the grant period of performance. Each program must also have access to a work site to use for on-site construction training. The construction work sites built and renovated by YouthBuild participants must only be constructed for homeless and/or low-income individuals and families to reside in.
YouthBuild grantees are strongly encouraged to expand into Construction Plus programming. Construction Plus allows programs to meet the needs of employers in high-growth industries locally, while also meeting the diverse needs and interests of youth served. One goal of the Construction Plus model is to use the strengths of the pre-apprenticeship model and provide training in in-demand industries for participants who are not interested in pursuing a construction career or in local areas where construction may not be as much of a growth industry as other fields. The Construction Plus component must also include a focus on training for the attainment of industry-recognized certification
The period of performance is forty (40) months with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2019.
Matching: This program requires matching funds. Such funds may be in the form of cash or in-kind contributions and equal to 25% of the total Federal share of costs.
OCG Note: Please note any changes to the funding opportunity including deadline dates may not be updated to this calendar. Please visit the Sponsor's website below for additional information.