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To: NYATEP Membership
The New York Youth Works Request for Applications are now available at: http://www.labor.ny.gov/businessservices/funding.shtm . There are 12 funding targets for these applications: Cities of Albany, Buffalo, New York, Rochester, Schenectady, Syracuse, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Utica , and Yonkers; and the Towns of Brookhaven and Hempstead.
As you will see at the above attached link – two RFA’s have been released. Highlights of RFA’s:
WIA Reauthorization (a take as I walk out the NYATEP door tomorrow, by John Twomey)-
If you get WIA dollars today, you care about this because by 2013 if WIA is not reauthorized, there is significant risk to those funds.
If you don’t get WIA dollars today, you care because everyone who gets WIA dollars will jump into your pool if they are looking at losing that money.
But really, John, this isn’t going to happen in an election year, right? I think it is a long shot but some recent action in the House leads me to think there is a 30% chance.
BEST Plus now available as USB.
The BEST Plus Test: USB is designed to provide convenient USB access to the test while offering advantages to programs who want to move beyond the traditional CD-ROM mode of test delivery.
The BEST Plus Test: USB provides additional flexibility and enhancements designed to make using the test software even easier.
U.S. Department of Labor Announces Grant Competition to Help Former Offenders Gain Career Skills
The closing date for receipt of applications is March 13, 2012, at 4 p.m. EDT.
Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis recently announced the availability of $20.6 million in grant funds to provide ex-offenders who are returning to high-poverty, high-crime communities with pre- and post-release employment and support services. These grants represent the fifth generation of the Reintegration of Ex-Offenders-Adult Program. The U.S. Department of Labor expects to award 17 grants of approximately $1.21 million each for 27 months to non-profit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status. A solicitation for grant applications was published in the Jan. 13, 2012 edition of the Federal Register.
Vocational training and educational interventions designed to improve the career pathways and earning potential of ex-offenders (Program Components such as continuing education to improve literacy and numeracy skills leading to a high school diploma earning a GED, or toward the attainment of an associate or bachelor degree).