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).
The newest computer-based testing (CBT) education course is now available. Course 3: CBT Pricing is a fourteen-minute overview of the CBT pricing, and major topics include:
The Education & Planning courses are focused on the new computer-based delivery method of the GED® test. They address topics that help you better understand how CBT works and prepare you to discuss it with colleagues, test-takers and our CBT implementation team.
Course 3: CBT Pricing can be found at www.GEDcbt.org/educourses. Make sure you check out the supplemental materials included below the education courses—these are assets that can help you better understand the context of each course.
You can also review the first two courses posted in July: