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.
Bessemer Housing Authority
Housing Authority of Birmingham District
Cornerstone Revitalization Foundation Inc.
Huntsville Housing Authority
Alliance for Community Empowerment
EntreNous Youth Empowerment Services Inc.
Coalition for Responsible Community Development
Volunteers of America of Los Angeles
City of Richmond
Year One Inc.
Wilmington Housing Authority
Lakeland Housing Authority
Gang Alternative Inc.
AMIkids Space Coast Inc.
Citrus Levy Marion Regional Workforce Development Board Inc.
AMIkids Panama City Marine Institute Inc.
Urban League of Greater Atlanta
Georgia Building Trades Academy Inc.
Quad County Urban League Inc.
Housing Authority of Champaign County
Community Development Institute
Spero Family Services
YBLC Inc. (YouthBuild Lake County)
Youth Conservation Corps
Fort Wayne Housing Authority
Alliance for Strategic Growth Inc.
Young Adult Development in Action Inc. (YouthBuild Louisville)
Quad Area Community Action Inc.
Housing Authority of the City of Shreveport
Old Colony Young Men’s Christian Association Inc.
Community Teamwork Inc.
Detroit Employment Solutions Corp.
Detroit Housing Commission
Bethany Christian Services
Bi-County Community Action Programs Inc.
St. Joseph Youth Alliance
Bridging Families to Communities and Beyond
West Jackson Community Development Corp.
Meridian Housing Authority
Career Training Institute
Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth
St. Nicks Alliance
The Service Collaborative of Western New York Inc.
Queens Community House Inc.
The Crenulated Company Ltd. (New Settlement Apartments)
Nubian Directions II Inc.
Urban League of Rochester
Towpath Trail High School
Easter Seals TriState
LIFT Community Action Agency Inc.
Philadelphia Youth for Change Charter School
Crispus Attucks Association of York, Pennsylvania
Boys and Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico
South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3
AMIkids Beaufort Inc.
South Memphis Renewal Community Development Corp.
Motivation, Education and Training Inc.
Walker Montgomery Community Development Corp.
100 Black Men of San Antonio Inc.
Northeast Washington Educational Service District 101
Community Action Inc. of Rock and Walworth Counties
Operation Fresh Start
Randolph County Housing Authority