Grants for Small Grassroots Organizations, Employment and Training

Posted by on April 9, 2004

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Title: Grants for Small Grassroots Organizations

Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration/Department of Labor

The sponsor will award a total of $1 million in grants to eligible "grass-roots" organizations with the ability to connect to the local One-Stop delivery system.

Deadline(s): 05/07/2004
Established Date: 04/17/2002
Follow-Up Date: 04/01/2005
Review Date: 04/06/2004

Contact: James Stockton, Grants Officer

Address: Division of Federal Assistance
SGA/DFA 04-104
200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room S-4220
Washington, DC 20210

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Tel: 202-693-3301
Fax: 202-693-2879

The selected grantees will be expected to achieve the following objectives: help individuals enter employment with career opportunities or increase skills and education, both through providing services such as education, pre and post job placement, mentoring, life skills training, employability skills training, job coaching, and through utilizing the services of the One-Stop Career Center; expand the access of faith-based and community-based organizations’ clients and customers to the training, job and career services offered by the local One-Stops; effectively maximize the dollars invested by leveraging volunteer and in-kind donations; thoroughly document the impact and outcomes of these grant investments through quarterly and annual reporting; and establish methods and mechanisms to ensure sustainability of these partnerships and participation levels beyond the life of the grant.

Eligible grassroots organizations must be non-profits which: have social services as a major part of their mission; are headquartered in the local community to which they provide these services; and have a total annual operating budget of $350,000 or less, or have six or fewer full-time equivalent employees.

The sponsor expects to award approximately 40 to 50 grants. The grant amount for each grass-roots organization is expected to range between $20,000 and $25,000. The period of performance will be approximately 18 months.

Sources: Federal Register (04/06/04), Vol. 69, No. 66, pp. 18116-26. (jrd)

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