The Department of Labor recently announced $17 million in funds available for projects serving youth offenders. The three grant categories are very narrowly defined, so read carefully:
1) Youth Offender Planning Grants are available to county and city governments to design plans for helping returning youth offenders
2) Juvenile Offender Re-entry Grants will fund strategies to help youth returning home from correctional institutions. These funds are available to state and local juvenile justice agencies.
3) One Juvenile Offender Re-entry Grant "will be awarded to one organization to implement a model program for returning juvenile offenders in four cities."
Applications are due December 18, 2008.