YouthBuild (U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Division), FOA-ETA-23-17

Focus Areas:

Job Training for Special Populations


$700,000 - $1,500,000

Geographic Focus:


Funder Type:



Nonprofit organizations (both those with or without a 501c3; city, township, or state governments; institutions of higher education; Native American tribal governments or organizations; public housing authorities; and independent school districts.


YouthBuild is a community-based alternative education program for youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who left high school prior to graduation that also have other risk factors, including being an adjudicated youth, youth aging out of foster care, youth with disabilities, migrant farmworker youth, youth experiencing housing instability, and other disadvantaged youth populations. The YouthBuild program model prepares participants for quality jobs in a variety of careers, including infrastructure, and contains wrap-around services such as mentoring, trauma-informed care, personal counseling, and employment. Applicants to this funding opportunity must include construction skills training and may include occupational skills training in other in-demand industries. Key aspects of the YouthBuild service delivery model include meaningful partnership and collaboration with the public workforce development system, education and human services systems, and labor and industry partners.