Grants To Promote Youth Employment, Retraining For Employment In Renewable


U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration recently has announced a series of opportunities to apply for grants to provide training to promote youth employment, prepare workers for careers in energy efficiency and renewable energy, and to promote other employment opportunities.  The application deadline for most of these grants are rapidly approaching.  Some of these opportunities include the following:

  • Green Capacity Building Grants.   DOL has announced the availability of $500 million for projects that prepare workers for careers in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries described in Section 171(e)(1)(B) of the Workforce Investment Act.  The grants are designed to teach workers the skills required in emerging energy efficiency and renewable energy industries.  Eligible applicants are limited to organizations that are current DOL grantees.  The Department expects to award between 50 and 100 grants, ranging from $50,000 to $100,000.  To view press release, visit: here.  For more information and to obtain an application, visit here.  Deadline:  August 5, 2009
  • Pathways Out of Poverty Grants.  DOL has announced the availability of approximately $150 million for projects that provide training and placement services to provide pathways out of poverty and into employment within industries described in the Supplementary Information, Part B of this Solicitation for Grant Application.  National nonprofit and local entities are eligible to apply.  Grants will range from approximately $3 to $8 million for national grantees and $2 to $4 million for local grantees.  For more information and application instructions, visit:  To obtain additional information, visit here.  Deadline:  September 29.
  • Energy Training Partnership Grants.  The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration announced the availability of approximately $100 million for 20-30 projects that provide training and placement services in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries for workers impacted by national energy and environmental policy, individuals in need of updated training related to the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries, and unemployed workers.  National, nonprofit labor management organizations and Statewide or local nonprofit entities are eligible to apply.  To obtain additional information, visit here.  Deadline:  October 20.
  • New Safety and Health Training Grants.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is accepting applications for nearly $7 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants available to nonprofit, community and faith-based organizations.  OSHA awards funds to provide training and education programs on safety and health topics for workers and their employers.  For fiscal year 2009, the program offers 24 targeted topic areas including crane safety, combustible dust, emergency preparedness and response, and the OSHA recordkeeping process.  To view the press release and obtain additional information, visit here.  Deadline:  July 24.
  • Department of Health and Human Services Support Systems for Rural Homeless Youth:  Collaborative State and Local Demonstration Grants.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Family and Youth Services Bureau is accepting applications from States for this collaborative demonstration project, to work with local community-based organizations.  The grants are intended to influence policies, programs and practices that affect the design and delivery of services to runaway and homeless youth in Transitional Living Programs, as well as to homeless youth aging out of State child welfare systems and into Independent Living Programs.  For more information and to obtain an application, visit here.  Deadline:  August 3.
  • Early-Career Researchers Invited to Apply for William T. Grant Scholars Program.  The William T. Grant Foundation’s Scholars Program supports promising early career researchers whose research contributes to understanding and improving the lives of young people in the United States between the ages of 8 and 25.  Every year, four to six William T. Grant Scholars are selected to receive a five-year $350,000 grant.  Candidates are nominated by a supporting institution and must submit five-year research plans that demonstrate creativity, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to continued professional development.  For more information and to obtain an application, visit here.  Deadline:  July 8.
  • BJ’s Charitable Foundation Invites Applications for Community Programs.  BJ’s Charitable Foundation is accepting applications from non-profit organizations to enhance and enrich community programs that primarily benefit children and families.  Non profit organizations with 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt status that positively impact communities where BJ’s Clubs are located may apply.  For additional information, visit here.  Application Deadlines: July 10, and November 6.
  • Youth Service America Invites Applications for 2010 Global Youth Service Day (GYSD).  Youth Service America is accepting applications for its 2010 Global Youth Service Day (April 23-25, 2010).  The grants are designed to assist organizations to be a “Lead Agency” in increasing participation in their programs while connecting with the larger youth service movement.  Lead Agencies will receive a $2,000 GYSD planning grant sponsored by State Farm Companies Foundation, travel support to attend the Youth Service Institute in Washington, D.C., and direct assistance from Youth Service America to ensure a successful Global Youth Service Day.  To obtain additional information and an application, visit  here.  Deadline: July 17.
  • The Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation Accepting Applications from First-Time Applicants.  The Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation aims to identify and disseminate innovative and effective programs for helping underprivileged youth reach their full potential.  The foundation supports programs that provide youth (birth to 25 years of age) with new opportunities for health, personal growth, and success in the United States. Applications will be accepted from nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations based in the greater metropolitan areas of Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Madison, Milwaukee, New York City, Philadelphia (new this year), San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.  To obtain additional information and application, visit here.  Deadline:  July 31.

Curran Tomko Tarski LLP Labor & Employment Practice Group Chair Cynthia Marcotte Stamer and other members of Curran Tomko and Tarski LLP are experienced with advising and assisting employers and others to respond to proposed legislation and regulations and addressing other leave and other labor and employment, employee benefit, compensation, and internal controls concerns.

If your organization needs assistance with investigating youth employment or other workforce redevelopment grant program participation and compliance or other labor and employment, compensation or benefit concerns or regulations, please contact Ms. Stamer at cstamer@cttlegal.com, (214) 270-2402; or your favorite Curran Tomko Tarski, LLP attorney.  For additional information about the experience and services of Ms. Stamer and other members of the Curran Tomko Tarksi, LLP team, see here.

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