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GRANT OPPORTUNITY
Issue Date: January 21, 2015

For Technical Assistance Contact:

O. Wayne Smith, Workforce Development and Economic Opportunity

609-777-3105

Ottis.Smith@dol.state.nj.us

 

 

New Jersey Builders Utilization Initiative for Labor Diversity (NJBUILD)

Camden Program

 

Fiscal Year 2015

 

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) is proud to announce a Notice of Grant Opportunity (NGO) for the New Jersey Builders Utilization Initiative for Labor Diversity (NJBUILD) Camden Program for Fiscal Year 2015.

 

The New Jersey Builders Utilization Initiative for Labor Diversity (NJBUILD) is one of several state programs for training women and minorities in the construction trades administered by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD). Unlike other training programs, NJBUILD funds are specifically limited to construction trades training and cannot be used for other industry-related training, such as management and engineering occupations.

 

This grant will assist in providing greater opportunities and incentives for individuals by providing pre-Apprenticeship training, basic skills instruction, workforce readiness (employability skills) instruction and a structured work experience which will emphasize vocational-based training for entry-level skills in the construction trades. The program will seek to facilitate effective transitions by women and minorities 20 years of age and older to high-skill, high-wage employment in labor demand occupations that are apprenticeable.

 

This targeted, competitive opportunity is designed to provide grants for both construction trades training to women and minorities and placement services to participants in occupations as outlined in this NGO. Placement and training is targeted to the city of Camden. The following organizations are eligible to apply as the lead agency:

  1. Public training providers or trade schools;
  2. Community-based organizations;
  3. Labor organizations;
  4. Employers and/or contractors;
  5. Public vocational schools;
  6. Institutions of higher education;
  7. Public or private, non-profit agencies; or
  8. Trade organizations which represent a particular trade, group of trades, contractors or employers.

PLEASE NOTE: If a labor organization is not the lead agency, the applicant is required to partner with a labor organization.

 

Take Notice that, in compliance with N.J.S.A. 52:14-34.4 et seq., the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (hereinafter "the Department" or "LWD") regularly publishes on its website at http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor all notices of fund availability pertaining to federal or state grant funds, which may be awarded by the Department. The notices of fund availability may be found on the Department's website under the heading "Public Notices" and the subheading "Notice of Availability of Grant Program Funds."

 

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