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Apr 16, 2012 7:21 PM

U.S. Department of Labor announces "YouthBuild" grant opportunity

The United States Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, Stephanie A. Finley, and the U. S. Department of Labor , Employment and Training Administration, announce the availability of approximately $75 million in grant funds authorized by the "YouthBuild" provisions of the Workforce Investment Act.

YouthBuild grants will be awarded through a competitive process with individual awards of $700,000 $1,100,000. Under this solicitation, the U. S. Department of Labor will award grants to organizations to oversee the provision of education, occupational skills training, and employment services to disadvantaged youth in their communities, while performing meaningful work and service to their communities.

Based on FY2012 funding, the U. S. Department of Labor hopes to serve approximately 5,210 participants during the grant period of performance with projects operating in approximately 75 communities across the country.

For the complete grant announcement and Amendment to the announcement, please refer to: www.doleta.gov/grants/find_grants.cfm. Comparable grant solicitations can be found at www.grants.gov. Also, please visit the Western District of Louisiana U. S. Attorney's website: www.justice.gov/usao/law/pressrel.html or contact Assistant United States Attorney Robert W. Gillespie, Jr. at (318) 676-3600 for any additional information.

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