Federal Funding Spotlight on Jobs and Training: Open Opportunities Supporting Young Adults and Law Enforcement Officers

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday highlights open grant opportunities related to employment, labor and training, including programs supporting… 

  • young adults who have been involved in the juvenile justice system 
  • AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen tribal communities 
  • the preparation of law enforcement officers to address the emotional and mental aspects of police work, and more! 

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  • Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration 
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: April 25, 2019  
  • This initiative intends to assist communities in planning and implementing comprehensive reentry programs to help young adults who have been involved in the juvenile justice system make successful transitions back to the community. 


  • Corporation for National and Community Service 
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: May 2, 2019 
  • AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Upon successful completion of their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from the National Service Trust that members can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans. 


  • Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance 
  • Law enforcement officer safety is a Department of Justice priority. In support of the President’s February 9, 2017, officer safety-focused Executive Order, this BJA National Officer Safety Initiatives Program is soliciting innovative approaches to augment law enforcement safety in a variety of key areas based on existing needs and emerging trends and concerns. Law enforcement officers need to be as prepared as possible with the skills, knowledge, and tools to help them not only better address the emotional and mental aspects of police work but also the strategic and tactical aspects of the profession in order to be safer, healthier, and serve their communities and agencies to the best of their abilities. 


  • Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service 
  • The Caribbean Regional Program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) was established with the purpose of conserving species, habitats and ecological processes across landscapes with high biodiversity value in the Caribbean. Through this funding opportunity, the Service, in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is soliciting proposals to support efforts that reduce threats to key species and ecosystems in the Caribbean and strengthen the capacities of local individuals and institutions to undertake sustained biodiversity conservation actions.  


Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grants to Address the Opioid Crisis 

  •  Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
  • The purpose of these grants is to enable eligible applicants to create disaster-relief employment to alleviate the effects of the opioid crisis in affected communities, as well as to provide employment and training activities, including supportive services, to address economic and workforce impacts related to widespread opioid use, addiction, and overdose.