A blue heart is the symbol to raise awareness of human trafficking. Disturbing in any circumstance, it is even more so when children are involved. While exact domestic statistics are hard to come by, child trafficking has been reported in all 50 states. Activities vary from participation in the drug and sex industries to forced involvement in begging, magazine sales, agriculture, domestic servitude or other coerced labor. Young people who have experienced family trauma and abuse are especially vulnerable. Predators exploit their emotional fragility and find them through social media, at malls, bus depots, they even use other children to recruit them on school grounds.Read More
The Department of Labor is awarding $175 million in American Apprenticeship Grants to 46 public-private partnerships. The winning grantees have pledged to train and hire more than 34,000 new apprentices in high-growth and high-tech industries, including health care, IT, and advanced manufacturing over the next five years. The grant emphasis on partnerships is front and center.Read More
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is accepting Round 4 grant applications for the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program (TAACCCT). While the due date of July 7, 2014, fast approaches, eCivis is ready to peer review for applicants with a prepared proposal.
Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the availability of approximately $75 million in YouthBuild grant funds to develop programs that will help out-of-school youth ages 16-24 complete high school or GED programs, as well as learn critical skills in construction, health care, information technology, and other fields. Based on the estimate of FY2014 funding, the DOL expects to issue awards of up to $1.1 million to approximately 75 projects.
The Grant News Grab Bag covers multiple topics that concern funding trends affecting local governments and nonprofit organizations, among other organizations; it also offers a bit of grant writing assistance (PFA sources below!). All this is distilled into a digestible (or so I hope) "week in review"-like blog post:
Spring is here, the job market is growing, and big-dollar Dept. of Labor programs are in full bloom. This blog post highlights four major multi-million-dollar employment-related grant programs that can assist in your community. These and numerous other program summaries can be found in eCivis’ user-friendly grants database, Grants Network: Research. Note: The due dates for some of these programs are fast approaching!
1. Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT), in Grants Network as US10193.