06 19 Ready to Work Partnership Grants
Purpose: To provide long-term unemployed workers with individualized counseling, training and supportive and specialized services leading to rapid employment in occupations and industries for which employers use H-1B visas to hire foreign workers.

Eligibility: The lead applicant of a public and private partnership of entities that includes: the work force investment system; training providers, such as community colleges and community-based and faith-based organizations; and business and business-related groups, trade associations, nonprofit business or industry, organizations functioning as workforce intermediaries for the expressed purpose of serving the needs of businesses, individual businesses, or consortia of businesses.

Funding: $150 million

Deadline: 6/19/14

Contact: Tel. (202) 693-2606

E-mail: mason.kia@dol.gov.