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ETA News Release: [08/29/2012]
Contact Name: Dave Roberts or Jason Kuruvilla
Phone Number: (202) 693-5945 or x6587
Release Number: 12-1782-NAT

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis announces $75.7 million in YouthBuild grants for programs nationwide

74 programs across 28 states and the District of Columbia receive funding

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced more than $75 million in YouthBuild grants to help out-of-school youth earn a high school or General Educational Development diploma while learning critical occupational skills in construction, health care, information technology and other fields.

"YouthBuild offers young people the opportunity to earn academic and industry-recognized credentials, practice the skills they'll need to succeed at work, and experience what it means to contribute to their own success and that of their communities," said Secretary Solis.

The grants range from $700,000 to $1.1 million each and together will fund 74 YouthBuild programs in 28 states and the District of Columbia. They will help nearly 5,000 young people obtain the certifications and skills necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Including today's grantees, the Labor Department now actively funds 127 YouthBuild programs around the country.

The YouthBuild grants announced today are the first awarded under new program regulations published in February 2012, which expand occupational skills training beyond construction to include fast-growing industries such as health care and information technology. The construction skills training programs funded teach valuable skills to participants who build or rehabilitate housing for low-income or homeless individuals and families in their communities. The non-construction skills training programs funded include leadership development and community service elements to ensure that youth maintain a connection to their communities through service and volunteerism.

YouthBuild is a nonresidential, community-based alternative education program that provides classroom instruction and occupational skills training to at-risk individuals ages 16-24. Many participants have been in the juvenile justice system, are aging out of foster care, have dropped out of high school, or are otherwise at-risk of failing to reach key educational milestones and opportunities that lead to career fulfillment.

2012 YouthBuild Grant Awards

Grantee

City

State

Funding Amount

Council on Substance Abuse-NCADD

Montgomery

Ala.

$1,043,130

Pickens County Community Action Committee and Community Development Corp. Inc.

Carrollton

Ala.

$1,100,000

Century Center for Economic Opportunity - Antelope Valley

Lennox

Calif.

$1,100,000

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Bakersfield

Calif.

$1,006,946

Los Angeles Communities Advocating for Unity Social Justice

Los Angeles

Calif.

$1,100,000

Los Angeles Conservation Corps

Los Angeles

Calif.

$1,100,000

Pinoleville Pomo Nation

Ukiah

Calif.

$1,031,841

Riverside County Office of Education - Alternative Education

Riverside

Calif.

$828,000

Community Renewal Team Inc.

Hartford

Conn.

$1,079,251

Sasha Bruce Youthwork Inc.

Washington

D.C.

$1,099,932

Brevard Community College

Cocoa

Fla.

$1,099,999

Florida Institute for Workforce Innovation Inc.

Gainesville

Fla.

$1,100,000

Greater Miami Service Corps

Miami

Fla.

$1,100,000

Housing Authority of the City of Tampa

Tampa

Fla.

$1,068,849

Atlanta Workforce Development Agency

Atlanta

Ga.

$1,100,000

Fulton-Atlanta Community Action Authority Inc.

Atlanta

Ga.

$902,150

City of Savannah, Ga.

Savannah

Ga.

$936,000

City of Peoria Workforce Development Department

Peoria

Ill.

$1,100,000

Delta Center Inc.

Cairo

Ill.

$727,557

Lewis and Clark Community College

Godfrey

Ill.

$1,100,000

St. Augustine College

Chicago

Ill.

$1,099,999

YBMC Inc.

Normal

Ill.

$1,100,000

Indianapolis Private Industry Council doing business as EmployIndy

Indianapolis

Ind.

$1,098,975

Morehead State University

Morehead

Ky.

$1,021,944

Biddeford Housing Authority

Biddeford

Maine

$685,000

Civic Works Inc.

Baltimore

Md.

$1,099,998

Lawrence Family Development and Education Fund Inc.

Lawrence

Mass.

$1,100,000

Old Colony Y - Brockton

Brockton

Mass.

$1,100,000

Old Colony Y - Fall River

Brockton

Mass.

$1,100,000

People Acting in Community Endeavors (PACE) Inc.

New Bedford

Mass.

$985,747

YWCA of Western Massachusetts

Springfield

Mass.

$1,100,000

Berrien-Cass-Van Buren Workforce Development Board Inc.

Benton Harbor

Mich.

$1,100,000

Telamon Corporation (servicing SC)

Raleigh

N.C.

$850,000

Southern New Hampshire Services Inc.

Manchester

N.H.

$768,032

Brand New Day Inc.

Elizabeth

N.J.

$1,100,000

Housing Authority of the City of Camden

Camden

N.J.

$1,021,950

New Jersey Community Development Corp.

Paterson

N.J.

$1,021,950

St. Paul`s Community Development Corp.

Paterson

N.J.

$1,089,000

Luna Community College

Las Vegas

N.M.

$852,920

Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe

N.M.

$1,096,661

Commission on Economic Opportunity for the Greater Capital Region

Troy

N.Y.

$1,100,000

County of Westchester

White Plains

N.Y.

$829,046

Northeast Parent and Child Society Inc.

Schenectady

N.Y.

$1,100,000

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corp.

New York

N.Y.

$1,080,000

Settlement Housing Fund Inc. - DREAMS YouthBuild

New York

N.Y.

$1,100,000

The Young Men`s Christian Association of Kingston and Ulster

Kingston

N.Y.

$791,732

Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency

Cincinnati

Ohio

$1,091,383

CountyCorp

Dayton

Ohio

$1,080,000

Project Rebuild Inc.

Canton

Ohio

$1,055,980

Sojourners Care Network

McArthur

Ohio

$900,000

Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority

Warren

Ohio

$1,035,000

WSOS Community Action Commission Inc.

Fremont

Ohio

$1,100,000

Heart of Oregon Corps Inc.

BEND

Ore.

$1,100,000

Garfield Jubilee Association Inc.

Pittsburgh

Pa.

$1,074,197

United Community Services For Working Families

Reading

Pa.

$1,079,636

Blackstone Valley Community Action Program

Pawtucket

R.I.

$1,099,656

Housing Authority of the City of Spartanburg

Spartanburg

S.C.

$1,099,878

Sumter County

Sumter

S.C.

$700,000

Alliance for Business & Training

Elizabethton

Tenn.

$1,100,000

Alameda Heights Community Outreach Center

Dallas

Texas

$1,100,000

CLC Inc.

Fort Worth

Texas

$1,100,000

El Paso County Community College District

El Paso

Texas

$1,097,993

Goodwill Industries of Central East Texas Inc.

Lufkin

Texas

$1,099,903

HoustonWorks USA

Houston

Texas

$1,100,000

Walker Montgomery Community Development Corp.

New Waverly

Texas

$877,160

Pathways-VA

Petersburg

Va.

$1,100,000

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic

Yakima

Wash.

$1,087,656

Human Resource Development Foundation Inc.

Morgantown

W.Va.

$827,764

Randolph County Housing Authority

Elkins

W.Va.

$1,031,094

Community Action Inc. of Rock and Walworth Counties

Janesville

Wis.

$720,000

Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board Inc.

Milwaukee

Wis.

$1,021,950

Operation Fresh Start Inc.

Madison

Wis.

$807,945

Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Inc.

Pewaukee

Wis.

$1,021,950

Workforce Connections Inc.

La Crosse

Wis.

$1,078,796

Total = $75,704,550