WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of nearly $90.4 million in YouthBuild grants to prepare young adults not enrolled in school or participating in the labor market for jobs in construction and other in-demand industries through apprenticeship and other career pathways, especially jobs that support clean energy technologies.

Following its Nov. 23, 2021 announcement of available funding, the department awarded 68 grants – ranging from $700,000 to $1.5 million – to organizations in 28 states and Puerto Rico to deliver job training and employment services. Participants will engage in classroom learning that will prepare them for work-based learning opportunities building and rehabilitating affordable housing for low-income or homeless families in their communities.

Participants will split their time between workplace training and the classroom, where they will earn a high school diploma or equivalent degree to prepare for postsecondary opportunities.

Administered by the department’s Employment and Training Administration, the latest YouthBuild grants complement the Biden-Harris administration’s workforce priorities to advance equitable career pathway opportunities, quality jobs and climate sustainability by supporting programs that provide construction skills focused on green building techniques, including understanding sustainable building materials, solar panel installation, weatherization processes and the use of Energy Star appliances. These announcements will also further the President Biden’s Justice40 Initiative that commits to delivering at least 40 percent of the benefits from federal climate and clean energy investments to disadvantaged communities.

For the first time, the YouthBuild funding opportunity announcement included criteria that awarded bonus points for applicants that demonstrated their ability to provide training in green construction techniques, training the next generation of workers for resilience and clean energy careers of the future.

YouthBuild programs also train young people for employment in healthcare, information technology, manufacturing and logistics, culinary arts and hospitality.

Learn more about the YouthBuild program.

The list of YouthBuild grant recipients follows this release.

Recipient

City

State

Amount

Bessemer Housing Authority

Bessemer

AL

$1,500,000

Housing Authority of Birmingham District

Birmingham

AL

$1,500,000

Cornerstone Revitalization Foundation Inc.

Birmingham

AL

$1,259,237

Huntsville Housing Authority

Huntsville

AL

$1,500,000

Alliance for Community Empowerment

Canoga Park

CA

$1,332,000

EntreNous Youth Empowerment Services Inc.

Compton

CA

$1,500,000

Coalition for Responsible Community Development

Los Angeles

CA

$1,500,000

Volunteers of America of Los Angeles

Los Angeles

CA

$1,425,519

City of Richmond

Richmond

CA

$1,199,000

Year One Inc.

Denver

CO

$1,114,987

Wilmington Housing Authority

Wilmington

DE

$1,500,000

Lakeland Housing Authority

Lakeland

FL

$1,500,000

Gang Alternative Inc.

Little Haiti/Miami

FL

$1,500,000

AMIkids Space Coast Inc.

Melbourne

FL

$1,500,000

Citrus Levy Marion Regional Workforce Development Board Inc.

Ocala

FL

$844,712

AMIkids Panama City Marine Institute Inc.

Panama City

FL

$1,500,000

Urban League of Greater Atlanta

Atlanta

GA

$1,500,000

Georgia Building Trades Academy Inc.

Atlanta

GA

$1,152,000

Quad County Urban League Inc.

Aurora

IL

$1,146,713

Housing Authority of Champaign County

Champaign

IL

$1,500,000

Community Development Institute

Chicago

IL

$1,062,000

Spero Family Services

Mount Vernon

IL

$864,000

YBLC Inc. (YouthBuild Lake County)

North Chicago

IL

$1,350,000

Youth Conservation Corps

Waukegan

IL

$1,500,000

Fort Wayne Housing Authority

Fort Wayne

IN

$1,500,000

Alliance for Strategic Growth Inc.

Muncie

IN

$791,276

Young Adult Development in Action Inc. (YouthBuild Louisville)

Louisville

KY

$1,500,000

Quad Area Community Action Inc.

Hammond

LA

$1,296,000

Housing Authority of the City of Shreveport

Shreveport

LA

$1,500,000

Old Colony Young Men’s Christian Association Inc.

Brockton

MA

$1,100,000

Community Teamwork Inc.

Lowell

MA

$1,500,000

Detroit Employment Solutions Corp.

Detroit

MI

$1,500,000

Detroit Housing Commission

Detroit

MI

$1,500,000

SER Metro-Detroit

Detroit

MI

$1,458,000

Bethany Christian Services

Grand Rapids

MI

$1,399,999

Bi-County Community Action Programs Inc.

Bemidji

MN

$972,000

St. Joseph Youth Alliance

St. Joseph

MO

$1,350,000

Bridging Families to Communities and Beyond

St. Louis

MO

$1,098,000

West Jackson Community Development Corp.

Jackson

MS

$1,500,000

Meridian Housing Authority

Meridian

MS

$1,500,000

Career Training Institute

Helena

MT

$1,260,000

Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth

Elizabeth

NJ

$1,500,000

St. Nicks Alliance

Brooklyn

NY

$1,500,000

The Service Collaborative of Western New York Inc.

Buffalo

NY

$1,500,000

Queens Community House Inc.

Jamaica

NY

$1,259,199

Ulster YouthBuild

Kingston

NY

$1,069,258

The Crenulated Company Ltd. (New Settlement Apartments)

New York

NY

$1,500,000

Nubian Directions II Inc.

Poughkeepsie

NY

$1,100,000

Urban League of Rochester

Rochester

NY

$1,100,000

Towpath Trail High School

Akron

OH

$1,500,000

OhioGuidestone

Berea

OH

$1,152,000

Easter Seals TriState

Cincinnati

OH

$1,261,405

LIFT Community Action Agency Inc.

Hugo

OK

$953,964

Portland YouthBuilders

Portland

OR

$1,500,000

Philadelphia Youth for Change Charter School

Philadelphia

PA

$1,500,000

Crispus Attucks Association of York, Pennsylvania

York

PA

$1,100,000

Boys and Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico

San Juan

PR

$1,499,282

South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3

Barnwell

SC

$1,500,000

AMIkids Beaufort Inc.

Seabrook

SC

$1,500,000

South Memphis Renewal Community Development Corp.

Memphis

TN

$1,500,000

CLC Inc.

Fort Worth

TX

$1,250,000

Motivation, Education and Training Inc.

New Caney

TX

$1,199,000

Walker Montgomery Community Development Corp.

New Waverly

TX

$1,080,000

100 Black Men of San Antonio Inc.

San Antonio

TX

$1,500,000

Northeast Washington Educational Service District 101

Spokane

WA

$1,348,720

Community Action Inc. of Rock and Walworth Counties

Beloit

WI

$1,425,520

Operation Fresh Start

Madison

WI

$891,029

Randolph County Housing Authority

Elkins

WV

$1,198,500

Total Awarded

 
 

$90,363,320

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