$750,000 Funding Available for Technology Career Training Programs for Incarcerated Adults and Juveniles
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) by VARALAKSHMI PULUGURTHA
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- The U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance has announced that it expects to award a discretionary grant to establish and provide technology career training programs for incarcerated adults and juveniles during the 6-18 month period before release from a prison, jail, or juvenile facility.
The award ceiling for this funding opportunity is $750,000.
This funding opportunity is open to state, county, city or township governments; Native American tribal governments; units of local government; territories; and federally recognized Indian tribes.
A funding opportunity notice from the Bureau of Justice Assistance states: "This program supports the education, training, mentoring, support services, and job placement for incarcerated/detained adults and juveniles in a technology field. Some examples of technology-based fields include: 1. Computer-assisted design in engineering and construction; 2. Information technology development and design; 3. Green-technology-related projects; 4. Wireless and broadband deployment; 5. Computer science and programming; 6. Engineering technology fields; 7. Other fields as justified by the eligible applicant based on the assessment of local demand for employees in the areas to which program participants are likely to return and that improve the likelihood of post-release employment."
The funding opportunity number is BJA-2013-3434 (CFDA 16.812). The application closing date is March 11.
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