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Notice Inviting Proposals for Selected Demonstration Project High-Risk Youth and Adults

PRESIDENT CLINTON, SECRETARY HERMAN ANNOUNCE $9 MILLION INVESTMENT IN HIGH RISK YOUTH AND ADULTS

PRESS RELEASE

EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

President Clinton and Labor Secretary Alexis M. Herman today announced 12 grants totaling $9 million that will help "high risk" youth and adults across the country by offering comprehensive academic and job training programs.

"Our urban centers and rural towns are full of people who want to develop job skills that will give them a real chance to excel," President Clinton said. "These grants will give many of these people that chance."

"This grant category was created so we could make a special effort to reach both young people and adults who are most at risk of permanent unemployment," Secretary Herman said. "Just connecting with them and getting them into the training options available will be an important first step."

"High-risk" is defined as individuals who have multiple environmental, social and educational barriers to becoming employed. This population includes individuals who are homeless, recovering addicts, those who generally reside in communities of high poverty and unemployment, or who are involved in gangs or the criminal justice system.

"Unfortunately, high-risk individuals are not always aware of services provided through the employment and training system," added Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training Ray Bramucci. "The work to be conducted under these grants seeks to reach and serve individuals who may not otherwise have access to information regarding these services and to further improve the array of services available."

HIGH RISK YOUTH AND ADULTS DEMONSTRATION PROJECT AWARDEE'S

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CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS

CITY OF CHICAGO
$385,123
1615 West Chicago Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60622

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
$359,871
Div. of Sponsored Project Admin.
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000

WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN'S ALTERNATIVES
$198,388
225 S. Chester Road
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

YOUTH GRANTS

AVENUES FOR SUCCESS, INC.
$900,000
1978 Washington Road
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi 35920

CITY OF OMAHA
$1,000,000
1819 Farnam Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68183

ELIADA HOMES, INC.
$867,765
2 Compton Drive
Asheville, North Carolina 28816

PROTEUS, INC.
$1,000,000
1830 N. Dinuba Boulevard
Visalia, California 93291

ADULT GRANTS

CENTRAL OZARKS PIC
$940,500
1202 Forum Drive
Rolla, Missouri 65401

GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY
$354,387
100 RWE Jones Drive
Grambling, Louisiana 71245

KNOXVILLE-KNOX COUNTY COMMUNITY
$971,224
ACTION COMMITTEE
2247 Western Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee 37950-1650

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
$1,000,000
1001 North 23rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

THE DOE FUND, INC.
$1,022,742
232 East 84th Street
New York, New York 10028