For Technical Assistance Contact:
Ottis Wayne Smith, Workforce Development and Economic Opportunity
New Jersey Builders Utilization Initiative for Labor Diversity
NJBUILD Hudson County Program
Fiscal Year (FY) 2015
Start Date and End Date of Grant Program: Eighteen month period and is estimated to begin June 1, 2015.
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) is proud to announce a Notice of Grant Opportunity (NGO) for its New Jersey Builders Utilization Initiative for Labor Diversity (NJBUILD) Hudson County 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. Funding for NJBUILD is provided through the annual Appropriations Act and P.L. 2009, c. 335. These laws ensure that all members of the public are afforded the opportunity to benefit from the economic recovery funds and associated State spending, and that every public contract, whether for construction services, goods, or other services provides equal employment opportunity for women and minorities.
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.
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."