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US Dept of Labor Set to Provide $85 Million for Re-Entry After Prison Initiatives

The money is supposed to help non-profit organizations that assist individuals returning to the labor force from the justice system to ensure they have the opportunity to gain meaningful employment.

In its latest effort to ensure that individuals returning to the labor force from the justice system have the opportunity to gain meaningful employment, the U.S. Department of Labor has announced approximately $85.9 million in Reentry Project grants awarded to 45 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.

The Reentry Projects will serve either young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 who have been involved in the juvenile or adult criminal justice system – including those who did not complete high school – or adults ages 25 and older who were previously involved in the adult criminal justice system.

Administered by the Department’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA), the Reentry Project grants protect community safety by ensuring that successful participants enter employment and/or education; become productive, responsible, and law-abiding members of society; maintain long-term employment; and sustain a stable residence. President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union Address called for an ongoing commitment to reform efforts that prevent crime, facilitate successful reentry, and reduce recidivism.

The Department awarded these grants to a combination of rural and urban projects located in high-crime, high-poverty communities. Awardees offer a range of services based on current evidence and proven research, as well as promising emerging practices.

The following organizations received the grant awards:

Intermediary Organizations

Applicant City, State Service Areas Population Served

Amount

The Dannon Project Birmingham, AL Birmingham and Montgomery, AL; and Florence, SC Young Adults

$4,500,000

Latino Coalition for Community Leadership Santa Barbara, CA Denver, CO; Bakersfield, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Santa Ana, and San Diego Young Adults

$4,500,000

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Washington, DC Richmond, Hampton Roads, VA; Boston, MA; and Chicago, IL Young Adults

$4,499,472

AMIkids Inc. Tampa, FL Pensacola; Miami-Dade; Pinellas and Lee counties Young Adults

$4,500,000

Goodwill Industries International Rockville, MD Dayton, OH; Houston, TX; Rockford, IL; Santa Ana, CA; Shreveport, LA Young Adults

$4,500,000

Pathstone Corp. Rochester, NY Camden, NJ; Buffalo, NY; Wilkes Barre, PA; and Bayamon Jurisdiction, PR Young Adults

$4,500,000

Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America Philadelphia, PA Norristown, PA; Greater Rocky Mountain Area and Central North Carolina; Greater Miami (FL) Area Adults

$4,500,000

Non-Intermediary Organizations

Applicant City, State Service Areas Population Served

Amount

The Dannon Project Birmingham, AL Jefferson County Adults

$1,500,000

Little Rock Workforce Development Board Little Rock, AR Little Rock Young Adults

$1,500,000

Garden Pathways Inc. Bakersfield, CA Kern County Adults

$1,225,501

Anti-Recidivism Coalition Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Adults

$1,494,579

Asian American Drug Abuse Program Inc. Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Adults

$1,225,501

Homeboy Industries Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Adults

$1,499,980

Playa Vista Job Opportunities and Business Services Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Adults

$1,500,000

Playa Vista Job Opportunities and Business Services Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Young Adults

$1,500,000

Youth Policy Institute Los Angeles, CA Central, East, and South Los Angeles Young Adults

$1,500,000

Friends Outside in Los Angeles County Pasadena, CA Compton, Inglewood, and Watts Adults

$1,500,000

Citadel Community Development Corp. San Bernardino, CA San Bernardino and Riverside counties Adults

$1,500,000

Gang Alternative Inc. Miami, FL Miami Adults

$1,500,000

Gang Alternative Inc. Miami, FL Fort Lauderdale Young Adults

$1,500,000

Wholistic Stress Control Institute Inc. Atlanta, GA Atlanta Adults

$1,500,000

Metro Community Ministries Inc. College Park, GA San Diego Adults

$1,225,502

Safer Foundation Chicago, IL Chicago, Rock Island City, and East St. Louis Adults

$1,500,000

Workforce Inc. Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis Adults

$1,500,000

Interseminarian Project Place, Inc. Boston, MA Boston Adults

$1,500,000

Fathers Support Center, St. Louis Inc. Saint Louis, MO St. Louis Adults

$1,500,000

Mississippi Community Education Center Jackson, MS Jackson Adults

$1,499,991

Capital Area Workforce Development Board Raleigh, NC Wake and Johnston counties Adults

$1,500,000

Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow Las Vegas, NV North Las Vegas Adults

$1,500,000

The Osborne Association Inc. Bronx, NY West Harlem and Bronx Young Adults

$1,500,000

Social Enterprise and Training Center Inc. Schenectady, NY Schenectady Young Adults

$1,500,000

Center for Community Alternatives Syracuse, NY Syracuse Young Adults

$1,499,948

Mohawk Valley Community College Utica, NY Utica Young Adults

$1,499,747

County of Westchester, on behalf of Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board White Plains, NY Mt. Vernon Young Adults

$560,000

Towards Employment Cleveland, OH East Cleveland Adults

$1,500,000

Towards Employment Cleveland, OH Cleveland Young Adults

$1,500,000

Metropolitan Community Services Inc. Columbus, OH Columbus and White Hall Adults

$1,500,000

The RIDGE Project Inc. McClure, OH Cleveland Adults

$1,500,000

It’s My Community Initiative Inc. Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma City Young Adults

$1,500,000

SE Works Inc. Portland, OR Multnomah County Young Adults

$1,220,417

Knoxville Leadership Foundation Knoxville, TN Knoxville Young Adults

$1,220,416

Texas Workforce Commission Austin, TX Cameron, Willacy, and Hidalgo counties Adults

$1,225,502

SER-Jobs for Progress of the Texas Gulf Coast Inc. Houston, TX Houston Adults

$1,500,000

Goodwill Industries of San Antonio San Antonio, TX San Antonio Adults

$1,500,000

Pioneer Human Services Seattle, WA Spokane Adults

$1,499,966

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