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Out-of-School Youth Pilot Demonstration Program (SGA/DAA 98-016)

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT: Gwen Zuares
OFFICE: 202/219-6871

SECRETARY OF LABOR, ALEXIS M. HERMAN ANNOUNCES $11,200,000 FOR THE OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTH PILOT DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM.

As a result of a recent procurement action, the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration is awarding 5 grants totaling $11,200,000 to the following organizations:
    (1) Office of Employment Development, Baltimore, MD
    (2) City of Detroit Employment & Training Department, MI
    (3) City & County of Denver, CO
    (4) San Diego Workforce Partnership, Inc., CA
    (5) Oakland Private Industry Council, Inc., CA
These grants will increase the long-term employment of youth living in high-poverty areas. In these pilot projects, Opportunity Areas will be created in targeted communities to expand employment, education and training opportunities for out-of-school youth, with priority given to high school dropouts. Youth employment and development activities funded under these grants shall be used for a structured set of initiatives focused sharply on getting out-of-school youth ages 16-24 into long-term employment at wage levels that will prevent future dependency. These grants are authorized under the Job Training Partnership Act. The period of performance is for eighteen months.



NOTIFICATION OF AWARD

* Office of Employment Development
     Baltimore, MD
$2,225,000

* City of Detroit Employment & Training Department
     Detroit, MI

$2,250,000

* City & County of Denver
     Denver, CO

$2,250,000

* San Diego Workforce Partnership, Inc.
     San Diego,CA

$2,250,000

* Oakland Private Industry Council, Inc.
     Oakland, CA

$2,225,000



DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT: These grants will increase the long-term employment of youth living in high-poverty areas. In these pilot projects, Opportunity areas will be created in targeted communities to expand employment, education and training opportunities for out-of-school youth, with priority given to high school dropouts. Youth employment and development activities funded under these grants will be used for a structured set of initiatives focused sharply on getting out-of-school youth ages 16-24 into long-term employment at wage levels that will prevent future dependency.

CONTACT: Mr. Bob Litman
(202) 219-8660
GEOGRAPHIC AREA COVERED: Nationwide