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Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) 1997

GRANTS FOR 1997


Welfare-to-Work Competitive Grants

This announcement describes the conditions under which applications will be received under the Welfare-to-Work (WtW) Competitive Grants Program and how DOL/ETA will determine which applications it will fund. The WtW program assists States and local communities to provide the transitional employment assistance needed to move hard-to-employ recipients of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) into lasting unsubsidized jobs.
Issue Date:          December 30, 1997
Closing Date:     March 10, 1998



School-to-Work Opportunities Act: Leadership Development (SGA/DAA 97-018)

This award will be used to provide seed capital to support research and policy exchanges between State and local School-to-Work leaders and government and business leaders from other countries.
Closing Date:     August 14, 1997.



School-to-Work Opportunities Act: Out-of-School Youth (SGA/DAA 97-017)

The purpose of the grants will be to support the adaptation of school-to-work principles by existing out-of-school youth initiatives and to connect their efforts to the Federally-funded school-to-work systems in their states.
Closing Date:     August 14, 1997.
Grants Awarded



Innovative Employment and Training Opportunities for People with Disabilities (SGA/DAA 97-014)

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), announces the availability of funds for locally administered demonstration projects with innovative employment and training opportunities for people with disabilities that suffered long-term unemployment or who have been dislocated from recent
Closing Date:     May 12, 1997.
Grants Awarded



Microenterprise Grants Program (SGA/DAA 97-012)

Microenterprise activities are authorized under Title IV, Part I of the Job Training Partnership Act. This program will be funded by the Job Training Partnership Act. Section 324 of the Job Training Partnership Act authorizes the use of funds reserved under Title III, Part B, for demonstration programs of up to three years in length, including programs dealing with self-employment opportunity. The grants will provide training, technical assistance and support to microenterprise owners or potential owners.
Closing Date:     May 12, 1997.
Grants Awarded



Out-of-School Youth Opportunity Area Demonstration (SGA/DAA 97-013)

This grant announcement continues a pilot demonstration of a new initiative for out-of-school youth proposed in the President's 1998 budget. Under this demonstration, an Opportunity Area would be created to expand employment, education, and training opportunities for out-of-school youth ages 16-24, with priority given to high school dropouts. The demonstration would be designed to provide employment, education and training opportunities, mentoring support, leadership development and other services as needed for all youth in the target area. It would complement both the economic development initiative of the Empowerment Zone and the School-to-Work system being implemented.
Closing Date:     May 12, 1997.
Grants Awarded



Older Dislocated Workers Demonstration Program (SGA/DAA 97-011)

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), announces a demonstration program to test the concept that providing services designed to address the specific needs of older workers facing a change in job status will help those individuals find employment that is appropriate to their individual circumstances and that brings satisfaction to those workers and their employers. The program will be funded with Secretary's National Reserve funds appropriated for Title III of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) and administered in accordance with 29 CFR Part 95 and 97 as applicable.
Closing Date:     May 9, 1997.
Grants Awarded



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