For Technical Assistance Contact:
Theresa Slaughter-Carey, Workforce Development and Economic Opportunity
Parolee Employment Placement Program
Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016)
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) is proud to announce a Notice of Grant Opportunity (NGO) for its Parolee Employment Placement Program for the period of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.
The purpose of this competitive Notice of Grant Opportunity (NGO) is to increase opportunities for the employment of parolees; and to reduce the likelihood of a parolee committing additional crimes. The LWD in collaboration with the State Parole Board (SPB) seeks to fund proposals that will provide placement services, on a fee-for-service basis, to parolees of the SPB.
This competitive grant program is designed to provide grants to lead agencies to provide placement services to participants referred by the SPB. The following organizations are eligible to apply as the lead agency:
1. Public or private placement agencies;
2. Faith-based and/or community-based organizations;
3. Labor organizations;
4. Employers and/or contractors;
5. Public or private non-profit agencies; and,
6. Trade organizations which represent a particular trade, group of trades, contractors or employers
To be eligible to apply for a grant, applicants must focus program services to parolees within the primary county, listed below, and be within geographic proximity of the local One-Stop Career Center in the primary county. In addition, applicants should serve parolees from the secondary counties.
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."