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Youthbuild

Deadline: Varies, check site.

At YouthBuild programs in the United States and across the globe, low-income young people learn construction skills through building affordable housing for homeless and low-income people in their neighborhoods and other community assets such as schools, playgrounds, and community centers.

Eligibility:

Public or private nonprofit organizations, public housing authorities, state and local governments, Indian tribes, or any organization eligible to provide education and employment training under federal employment training programs.

Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Activities

Deadline: Varies, check site.

WIOA presents an extraordinary opportunity to improve job and career options for our nation’s workers and jobseekers through an integrated, job-driven public workforce system that links diverse talent to businesses. It supports the development of strong, vibrant regional economies where businesses thrive and people want to live and work. 

Eligibility:

State workforce agencies are eligible to apply for funds. Governors then designate local workforce investment areas and oversee local workforce investment boards. Specific eligibility requirements can be found on the WIOA website

Volunteers in Service to America (AmeriCorps* VISTA)

Deadline: Varies, check site.

VISTA is part of the AmeriCorps program. VISTA members serve in a variety of poverty-related programs that focus on hunger, homelessness, unemployment, health, economic development and literacy development. About 50 percent of VISTA's resources are focused on the problems of disadvantaged youth. VISTA has helped to set up drug abuse action centers, literacy programs, food distribution efforts, shelters for runaway youth, and tutoring and computer literacy activities. 

Eligibility:

Sponsors applying for VISTA members must be federal, state or local government agencies or private, nonprofit organizations. The project proposing to use the VISTA members must be designed to assist in the solution of poverty-related problems.

TRIO - Upward Bound

Deadline: Varies, check site.

The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.
Upward Bound projects provide academic instruction in mathematics, laboratory sciences, composition, literature, and foreign languages. Tutoring, counseling, mentoring, cultural enrichment, work-study programs, education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students

Eligibility:

Institutions of higher education, public and private agencies and organizations, or a combination of these, and in exceptional circumstances, secondary schools.

Record Updated: Mon, 11 Apr 2016

TRIO - Upward Bound Math-Science

Deadline: Varies, check site.

The Upward Bound Math-Science Program allows the Department to fund specialized Upward Bound math and science centers. The centers are designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating students. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in the fields of mathematics and science and encourage them to pursue post-secondary degrees in mathematics and science. Program participants must be eligible for Upward Bound (low-income, first generation) and must have completed eighth grade.

Eligibility:

Institutions of higher education, public and private organizations and agencies, combinations of such institutions, organizations and agencies, and, in exceptional circumstances, secondary schools.

Record Updated: Tue, 29 Sep 2009

TRIO - Talent Search

Deadline: Varies, check site.

The Talent Search program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education. The program publicizes the availability of financial aid and assist participant with the postsecondary application process.

Eligibility:

 Institutions of higher education (IHEs), public and private agencies and organizations including community-based organizations with experience in serving disadvantaged youth, combinations of such institutions, agencies and organizations, and as appropriate to the purposes of the program, secondary schools.

TRIO - Student Support Services

Deadline: Varies, check site.

Through a grant competition, funds are awarded to institutions of higher education to provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants.

Eligibility:

Institutions of higher education and combinations of institutions of higher education may apply.

Record Updated: Tue, 28 Mar 2017

TRIO - Educational Opportunity Centers

Deadline: Varies, check site.

The Educational Opportunity Centers program provides counseling and information on college admissions to qualified adults who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education. The program also provides services to improve the financial and economic literacy of participants. An important objective of the program is to counsel participants on financial aid options, including basic financial planning skills, and to assist in the application process. 

Eligibility:

Institutions of higher education, public and private organizations and/or agencies, combinations of such institutions, organizations and agencies, and, in exceptional circumstances, secondary schools.

Record Updated: Tue, 29 Sep 2009

Tribal Youth Program (Title V)

Deadline: Varies.

The mission of the OJJDP is to strengthen the juvenile justice system by providing training, technical assistance, and information on trends, new approaches, and innovative techniques to juvenile courts and court personnel; law enforcement; detention and corrections; youth service providers; and child advocacy organizations. 

Eligibility:

Federally-recognized Indian tribes, tribal coalitions and Native Alaska Villages are eligible to apply.

Transitional Living Program for Homeless Youth

Deadline: Varies, check site.

Grants support programs for older homeless youth, ages 16-21. The goal is to help such youth make a successful transition toward productive adulthood and self-sufficiency.

Transitional living projects provide shelter, skills training, and support services to homeless youth ages 16 through 21 for a continuous period not exceeding 18 months.

Eligibility:

States, localities, private entities, and coordinated networks of such entities are eligible to apply for a Transitional Living Program grant unless they are part of the law enforcement structure or the juvenile justice system. Federally-recognized Indian organizations, faith-based and small community-based organizations are also eligible to apply for grants as private, nonprofit agencies.

Record Updated: Tue, 19 Jan 2016