Labor announces $62 million in employee assistance and workforce development grants

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WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Labor announced approximately $62 million in grants to provide employment assistance and workforce development services to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. The deadline to apply is May 18, 2018.

The Department expects to fund approximately 176 grants nationally, with funding ranging from $10,000 up to $5.5 million. Approximately $49 million of the $62 million will be for employment and education assistance for adults, and approximately $13 million will be devoted to assisting youth living on or near Indian reservations in Oklahoma, Alaska, and Hawaii.

Eligible recipients 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 Indians;
A consortium of eligible entities which meets the legal requirements for a consortium as described at 20 CFR 684.200(e);
State-recognized tribal organizations as defined in 20 CFR 684.200(g).

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