Young Adult Reentry Partnership (YARP)

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U. S. Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department, or we), announces the availability of approximately $25,000,000 in grant funds authorized by the Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2019 (Pub.


115-245), for ex-offender activities

under Section 169 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for Young Adult Reentry Partnership (YARP) projects, as part of the Reentry Employment Opportunities (REO) grant program.The purpose of this program is to partner organizations that provide reentry services with community colleges to provide education and training services to improve the employment outcomes for young adults involved in the criminal justice system.

These projects ensure that young adults transitioning from the criminal justice system are prepared to meet the needs of their local labor markets with the skills required by employers.

Applicants must establish a partnership with the criminal justice system.

In addition, applicants must also establish partnerships through their sub-grantees with community colleges that have designed their courses and career pathways/guided pathways program curricula to ensure relevance to the needs of local industries and jobs.

Young adults served under this grant are between the ages of 18 and 24 and currently or previously have been involved in the juvenile or adult criminal justice system or are high school dropouts, are low-income as defined under WIOA, and either reside in or are returning to the targeted geographic area.

Related Programs

Reentry Employment Opportunities

Department of Labor

Agency: Department of Labor

Office: Employment and Training Administration

Estimated Funding: $25,000,000

Who's Eligible

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
• All applicants must be community- or faith-based intermediary organizations (organizations that have sub-grantees, an affiliate network, or offices in at least three communities and across at least two states, and that propose to serve at least three communities across at least two states for this project), with IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit status, (including women’s and minority organizations, and postsecondary education institutions), or any Indian and Native American entity eligible for grants under section 166 of WIOA that have a presence in at least three communities and across at least two states.• Entities eligible for WIOA Section 166 grants include: Federally recognized Indian tribes; Tribal organizations as defined in 25 U.S.C.

450b; Alaska Native-controlled organizations; Native Hawaiian-controlled organizations; Indian-controlled organizations serving Indian and Native Americans (INA); a consortium of eligible entities that meet the legal requirements for a consortium as defined at 20 CFR 684.200(e); and State-recognized tribal organizations as defined in 20 CFR 684.200(g).

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