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Labor Announces $20 Million to Help Injured American Stay on the Job

The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the availability of $20 million in grants to help Americans who are injured or ill remain in or return to the workforce. The grants are intended to identify new, replicable strategies to help individuals with a work-related disability stay on the job.

Four Charitable Foundations to consider that award small grants for adult basic education and other programs

Program Management Colleagues,

If you are seeking small grants for your program, here are four foundations you may wish to consider. As far as I can tell, none have grant deadlines, so you could apply any time.

1. Wish You Well Foundation  Grants support child and family literacy programs. Priority goes to development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs. Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations.  Awards: Up to $10,000.

New Topic: Getting Grants

Program manager colleagues,

The life blood of many adult basic skills (basic literacy, ESL/ESOL. ABE, ASE, and transition) programs is the grant. This begins a new discussion thread on being effective in getting grants, a process that has many interwoven parts. We'll talk about the parts, one at a time, discussing what -- from your experience -- is most and least effective, and we'll also look at funding sources that you may not have considered, and ones that few of us may yet know about.

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Grants: Distance Learning, Telemedicine, Community Connect

Hi all,

My apologies for not getting out my Tech Tool Thursday post last week.  This week I will have a post comparing two tools to make up for the delay.

In the meantime below are two grants that were announced in last week's OCTAE Connection Newsletter.  If you don't already receive it, you can subscribe to the OCTAE Connection Newsletter here.



Funding opportunities for "Job-Driven" training

The Administration recently announced three new grant opportunities to help workers access training that is “job-driven” and leads to employment. These announcements are part of a larger effort initiated with a January Presidential Memorandum directing the Vice President to conduct a government-wide review of federal job training programs.

New Grants Announced for Libraries, Librarians, and Digital Youths and Adults


Hello all,

See the announcement below for information on new grants for libraries, librarians, and digital youth and adults.  (Source:  OCTAE Connection, April 10, 2014)

USCIS Citizenship and Integration Grant Program

Hi All,

Send passing along info about the 2014 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program. Thanks!



$150M Ready to Work Partnership grant competition

On 02/19/2014, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the availability of approximately $150 million in grants to prepare and place those facing long-term unemployment into good jobs. The Ready to Work Partnership grant competition will support and scale innovative partnerships between employers, nonprofit organizations and America's public workforce system to build a pipeline of talented U.S.

TAACCCT Grant Application Cost Assistance Available

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) will assist organizations serving the Appalachian Region in developing applications for the upcoming fourth round of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program implemented by the U.S. departments of Labor and Education. ARC will make up to $5,000 available to eligible awardees for costs incurred in developing their TAACCCT grant applications.

Critical Employment Skills Access Available Through Public Housing Assistance

In the latest OVAE Connection - Issue 179 - January 9, 2014, the following announcement is made:


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