DOL – Serving Juvenile Offenders in High-Poverty, High-Crime Communities (2014)

Description:  These funds provide intermediary grants to operate multi-site projects serving juvenile offenders and in-school youth at-risk of offending, ages 14 and above, in high-poverty, high-crime communities. The grant’s purpose is to improve the long-term labor market prospects of these youth by awarding grants to organizations – that will select local sub-grantees – with the capacity to implement multi-site, multi-state projects. These grants include a combination of workforce development, education and training, case management, mentoring, restorative justice, community-wide violence reduction components, and post-program support and follow-up. Case management services include: “referral to and payment of legal services related to the purpose of this grant, such as: securing a driver’s license, expunging criminal records, and creating and/or modifying child support orders.”

Funding Title:  Intermediary Organizations Serving Juvenile Offenders in High-Poverty, High-Crime Communities

Agency Name: Dept. of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes

Target Population:  Juvenile Offenders, and in-school youth at-risk of offending, in High-Poverty, High-Crime Communities

Expected Number of Awards: 4

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:  Cost sharing or matching funds are not required as a condition for application; however, grantees must provide a description of how Federal, state, local, or private funding will be leveraged and are currently leveraged (if applicable) to provide support services that are not directly funded by the grant, such as mental health and substance abuse treatment services, and housing. Applicants also must provide information about required and additional collaborations.

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted either electronically on, or in hard copy by mail, or in hard copy by hand delivery (including overnight delivery).  Mailed applications must be addressed to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Grants Management, Attention: Latifa Jeter, Grant Officer, Reference SGA/DFA PY 12-03, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N4716, Washington, DC 20210.

Current Closing Date for Applications: April 15, 2013

Estimated Total Program Funding: $20,000,000

Award Ceiling: $5,000,000

Eligible Applicants:  Any non-profit organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status with the capacity to implement multi-site, multi-state projects may apply for these grants.

Priority Consideration:  The Jobs for Veterans Act (Public Law 107-288) requires grantees to provide priority of service for veterans and spouses of certain veterans for the receipt of employment, training, and placement services in any job training program directly funded, in whole or in part, by DOL.

Current/Past Funding Recipients: (2013)

Link to Full Information: 2013

Contact Information: For further information about this SGA, please contact Brinda Ruggles, Grants Management Specialist, Division of Discretionary Federal Assistance, at (202) 693-3437. Applicants should e-mail all technical questions to and must specifically reference SGA/DFA PY 12-03, and along with question(s), include a contact name, fax and phone number. This announcement is being made available on the ETA Web site at and at

Categories: Children, Department of Labor, Employment, Express Language for Legal Aid, Reentry

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