DOL – Strategies Targeting Characteristics Common to Female Ex-Offenders (2014)

Description:  The purpose of these grants is to improve the long-term labor market prospects of youth and adult ex-offenders who demonstrate characteristics common to female ex-offenders by using strategies targeted to these characteristics, which may include sexual or physical abuse, family turmoil, early puberty, learning disabilities and school failure, and mental health and substance abuse issues. Grantees must include an integrated strategy that includes empowerment and self-development, workforce development, education, and case management, as well as required and additional state and/or local partnerships.

Legal aid is expressly allowed: “Payment may be made with grant funds on behalf of a participant for legal services related to the purposes of this grant, such as: securing a driver’s license, expunging criminal records, creating and/or modifying child support orders, helping parents in obtaining and retaining custody of their children, and helping victims of domestic violence by obtaining protective and restraining orders.”

Funding Title: Strategies Targeting Characteristics Common to Female Ex-Offenders

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

Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes

Target Population:  Female Ex-Offenders

Expected Number of Awards: 8

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:  Cost sharing or matching funds are not required as a condition for application;however, grantees must provide, in the budget narrative, 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 are also required to provide information about required and additional partnerships.

How to Apply:   Applications may be submitted electronically on or in hard copy by mail or 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 12-04, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N4716, Washington, DC 20210.

Current Closing Date for Applications: April 17, 2013

Estimated Total Program Funding:   $12,000,000

Award Ceiling: $1,500,000

Eligible Applicants:  Any non-profit organization, including community-based and faith-based organizations, with IRS 501(c)(3) status, may apply for these grants.

Current/Past Funding Recipients: 2013

Link to Full Information:

Contact Information:  Denise Roach, Grants Management Specialist, Division of Federal Assistance, at (202) 693-3820. Applicants should e-mail all technical questions to and must specifically reference SGA/DFA PY 12-04, 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: Department of Labor, Domestic Violence, Employment, Family, Individuals with Disabilities, Non-profit Organizations, Reentry, Subgrant Possibilities, Victims of Crime

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