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Young Offender Grants from DOL: Act Now!

Gotta love it when a federal agency announces grant availability with a deadline that is only a month later.

The Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is taking applications for a pot of $17.3 million that will fund three ventures, all related to effectively assisting offenders returning to the community from correctional facilities or detention centers:

* Local planning grants – to local governments, funds must be matched dollar for dollar. Most likely, 10 winners at $300,000 each.

* State or local offender implementation grants – can be used by governments for partnerships. Three winners, $3.1 million each.

* One grant for an intermediary – to a group that can demonstrate experience conducting demonstration sites in multiple cities. One $5 million grant.

The notice for the funding makes it clear what ETA believes will work in this mission: employment strategies, case management, educational strategies, mentoring, restorative justice and community violence prevention.

Get to it, though. The deadline for applications is December 18.

Here are links to winners of Youth Offender Grants competitions in 2007 and 2005.

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