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YouthBuild Grants

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 17.274
Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
Feb 1, 2024

Alexander Heron


YouthBuild Grants provide funding to organizations offering pre-apprenticeship services that support education, occupational skills training, and employment services for at-risk youth, ages 16 to 24, while performing meaningful work and service to their communities. Training includes affordable housing construction skills and other in-demand industries, such as healthcare, information technology, hospitality, retail services, and logistics.

The YouthBuild program model contains wrap-around services such as mentoring, trauma-informed care, personal counseling, transportation support, and employment.


Eligible applicants are private nonprofit and public agencies, including, but not limited to:

  • Community and faith-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit status
  • Entities carrying out activities under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
  • Labor unions, labor-management partnerships, a central labor council, other labor council, state conference of a union, or state labor federation, or worker centers
  • Educational institutions, including local school boards, public school districts, and community colleges
  • Community action agencies
  • State and local housing development agencies
  • Any Indian and Native American entities eligible for grants under Section 166 of WIOA, including federally and other than federally-recognized tribes, Native American nonprofit organizations, and Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native organizations;
  • Community development corporations
  • State and local youth service conservation corps
  • Any other public or private nonprofit entity that is eligible to provide education or employment training under a federal program and can meet the required elements of the grant

Applications from rural, urban, and Native American organizations are encouraged.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $1,500,000
Award floor: $700,000
Project period: 40 months
Estimated number of awards: 75
Estimated total program funding: $98,000,000

Applicants must have non-federal matching funds equal to 25% of the total federal share of costs. Match may be in the form of cash or in-kind contributions.

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Children and youth · Community and economic development · Educational attainment · Employment and unemployment · Health workforce education and training · Health workforce pipeline · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Mental health · Self-sufficiency · Trauma-informed care

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