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Funding: Train Juveniles in the Justice System for Tech Careers

positive-youth-development_wall-etching-learnYou can now apply to the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) for a grant under the Second Chance Act to "establish programs to train individuals in prisons, jails, or juvenile residential facilities for technology-based jobs and careers during the three-year period before their release." (It's not just for juveniles - it's for adults, too.) 

Webinar: The National Reentry Resource Center will hold a webinar for interesed applicants January 19, 2011 at 11 am PST / 2 pm EST. >>Register here.

Deadline to Apply: March 3, 2011.

Who Can Apply: States, local units of government, territories, and federally-recognized Indian tribes.

Award Amount/Length: Up to $750,000 for one year.

Number of Awards to be Given: 0-5. (So this will be highly competitive.)

What Sort of Tech Careers Qualify? That's defined locally. Some possiblities:

  • Computer assisted design in engineering and construction.
  • Information technology development and design.
  • “Green-technology”-related projects.
  • Braille transcription training and certification.
  • Wireless and broadband deployment.
  • Computer science and programming.

>>Download the solicitation packet.

>>Questions? Download the FAQ.

(Hat tip to the National Reentry Resource Center.)

Photo: Mark Brannan.



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