Pathways Out of Poverty Grants – Applications due 9/29/09

$150 million for grants to national and local nonprofit organizations to provide career pathways for unemployed individuals, high school dropouts, individuals with a criminal record, and disadvantaged individuals living in areas of high poverty. Training must be targeted towards careers in the seven energy efficiency and renewable energy industries identified under the Green Jobs Act (§171(e) of the Workforce Investment Act), or for green occupations in certain other industries if applicants can demonstrate that they are emerging industries producing jobs within the community. Grants may be awarded to national nonprofit entities that deliver services through local affiliates and who propose projects serving 3-7 communities in at least two states,  or to local public or private nonprofit organizations proposing projects that serve a single community. Both national and local applicants must implement projects through strategic partnerships that include nonprofit organizations, the public workforce investment system, education and training providers, public and private employers and industry associations, and labor organizations. Grantees may use no more than five percent of grant funds to provide supportive services. Go to:

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