U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20210

CLASSIFICATION

Publ. - Youth

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

OYS

ISSUE DATE

October 1, 2001

RESCISSIONS

 

EXPIRATION DATE

Continuing

DIRECTIVE : TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 02-01
 
TO : ALL STATE WORKFORCE LIAISONS
ALL STATE WORKER ADJUSTMENT LIAISONS
ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES
ALL ONE-STOP CAREER CENTER SYSTEM LEADS
 
FROM : EMILY STOVER DeROCCO
Assistant Secretary
 
SUBJECT : New Publication - "Sources of Funding For Youth Services"

 

  1. Purpose   To announce the publication entitled, "Sources of Funding For Youth Services."

  2. Background Among the reforms envisioned under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998, is improved quality of youth services in local communities. Under WIA Section 117(h), Local Workforce Investment Boards (Local Boards) are required to establish local Youth Councils to help communities build comprehensive youth development systems that meet the needs of young people. Youth Councils, under the authority of the Local Boards, develop local plans, policies and practices from a youth development perspective; recommend providers of youth services; coordinate youth activities; and establish linkages with organizations serving youth in local communities. Under WIA, the Local Boards and their designated Youth Councils play a major role in implementing comprehensive and quality training programs for eligible youth by bringing together a variety of partners, such as businesses, parents, youth and other stakeholders in the community. These partners work together with Youth Councils to combine and maximize existing resources, fill service gaps with additional resources and develop new initiatives to help sustain the youth development system beyond the WIA funding streams.

    In an effort to assist Local Boards and Youth Councils with identifying available resources from a variety of sources, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) contracted with the Leonard Resource Group, Inc., to produce a consolidated resource directory for youth service providers.

  3. Directory "The Sources of Funding for Youth Services" directory offers youth service providers a comprehensive listing of up-to-date references of potential partners and available funding resources that can be tapped to enhance service delivery opportunities for youth.

    The directory covers a wide range of agencies, including adult education and literacy, substance abuse, technology, transportation and vocational rehabilitation. Each section outlines grant opportunities, foundations, and websites to access relevant programs and support.  Individual programs are described with information on the purpose of the program, eligible applicants, the type of grants and the amount of funds available by the grantor. The names of contact persons are listed for anyone seeking additional information.

  4. Distribution/Additional Copies Copies of the directory are being distributed to States and local areas through ETA’s Regional Offices. The directory is also accessible on our website at www.doleta.gov/youth services

  5. Inquiries Questions should be directed to your Regional Office.

  6. Separate Cover "Sources of Funding for Youth Services"

 

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