Youth Education & Training in STEM
The Department of Labor is offering funding through its Youth CareerConnect Program. The program is designed to provide high school students with education and training that combines rigorous academic and technical curricula focused on specific in-demand occupations and industries in STEM. Nonprofits, workforce and education agencies are eligible to apply; partnerships between private and public sector entities are required. Awards will range from $2-$7 million. Applications are due January 27.
Victim Services & Engaging Men and Boys as Allies
Funding is also now available through the Office on Violence Against Women to address children and youth experiencing domestic and sexual violence, and engage men and boys as allies. Eligible projects include “Comprehensive” or “Engaging Men” programs that increase community collaboration among nonprofit victim service providers. Comprehensive programs include child- and youth-centered prevention and intervention activities using evidence-informed practices focused on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking. Engaging Men projects are multi-faceted prevention efforts that include community outreach, public education and mobilization. Men and boys must be engaged as leaders, role models and social influencers of other men. Twelve awards ranging from $350K to $1 million will cover three-year project periods. Pre-application conference calls are in early January and applications are due February 4.