DOL – Reentry Projects (2017)

Applications Due: April 27, 2017, 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time


The DOL Employment and Training Administration announces the availability of approximately $66 million in grant funds for the opportunity for organizations to build customized projects from evidence-based and informed interventions or from promising practices. These projects will serve either young adults between the ages of 18 to 24 who have been involved in the juvenile or adult justice system or adults ages 25 or older who have been incarcerated in the adult criminal justice system and released from prison or jail within 180 days. All projects must be located in high-poverty, high-crime communities. The focus of this initiative is to assist communities in planning and implementing comprehensive “reentry” programs to address the full range of challenges involved in helping formerly incarcerated adults and young adults who have been involved in the juvenile or adult justice system make successful transitions back to the community. The intent of this initiative is to protect community safety by ensuring that these individuals become productive, responsible, and law-abiding citizens; are provided with positive opportunities to engage in pro-social activities such as employment and/or education; maintain long-term employment; sustain a stable residence; and successfully address their substance abuse issues and mental health needs, as applicable, through partnerships with local programs.

Funding Title: Reentry Projects

Agency Name: U.S Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Funding Opportunity Number:   FOA-ETA-17-02

 Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes

Target Population: Formerly incarcerated adults and young adults in high-poverty, high-crime communities

Expected Number of Awards: 28

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Estimated Total Program Funding: $66,000,000

Award Ceiling: $4,500,000

Award Floor: $0

How to Apply:


This FOA, found at and, contains all of the information and links to forms needed to apply for grant funding.


Applications submitted in response to this FOA must consist of four separate and distinct parts:

  1. the SF-424 “Application for Federal Assistance;”
  2. Project Budget;
  3. Project Narrative; and
  4. attachments to the Project Narrative.

You must ensure that the funding amount requested is consistent across all parts and subparts of the application.

Current Closing Date for Applications:   by April 27, 2017, 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time

Eligible Applicants:

Eligible applicants are either an intermediary organization (for the purpose of this Announcement, intermediary organizations are defined as organizations that have an affiliate network or offices in at least three communities and across at least two states) or as a community-based organization (CBO) (for the purpose of the Announcement, CBOs are organizations with single sites or multiple sites within one state).Applicants may propose to serve either adults (ages 25 or older) or young adults (ages 18-24) in each application but may not serve both adults and young adults in the same application. Eligible applicants targeting Adults are limited to nonprofit community-or faith-based organizations with IRS 501(c) (3) nonprofit status, including women’s and minority organizations. Applicants targeting adults must also be located in an urbanized area or urban cluster, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. Eligible applicants targeting Young Adults are limited to either community- or faith-based organizations with IRS 501(c) (3) nonprofit status, including women’s and minority organizations; state or local governments; or any Indian and Native American entity eligible for grants under Section 166 of WIOA.Applicants may submit up to one application to serve adults and up to one application to serve young adults for a total of two applications. Applicants may include current or former DOL grantees; new applicants that have not received previous DOL grants are also encouraged to apply.

 Link to Full Announcement: Here 

Contact Information: Katie Saunders, Grants Management Specialist,



Categories: Department of Labor, Employment, Express Language for Legal Aid, Government Organizations, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Non-profit Organizations, Reentry, Subgrant Possibilities

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