The U.S. Department of Labor Awards $50 Million in Pathway Home Grants

Job Training provided by Pathway Home Grants

The U.S. Department of Labor awarded 18 organizations in 14 states $50,643,113.00 in Pathway Home grants. Pathway Home funds from the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the U.S. Department of Labor give states, local governments, and non-governmental organizations the funding they need to enhance adult inmates’ employability outcomes as they transition out of prison.

For more information on getting a grant and also learning about refinance programs, take a look at this.

“Leaders across all industries recognize that providing incarcerated people with quality job training creates opportunities for them to reunite with their families, enter the workforce and attain stable, quality employment upon release,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh. 

List of recipients for the third round of Pathway Home grants published in the U.S. Department of Labor official press release.

Through the provision of training and job services, organizations will be able to assist individuals who are incarcerated and have a release date that is 20 to 270 days or less from the time they sign up for the project. Additionally, they aim to enhance communication amongst key partners in the reintegration process, including local health and human service providers, employers, unions, community and state correctional organizations, and jails.

20 recipients received $64 million from ETA in 2020, and 22 grant recipients received an extra $61 million in June 2021.

“The intention behind job training is to help people be trained and skilled in a career that they would earn a good wage. And I think that companies in America today shouldn’t be undercutting each other for a race to the bottom,” Walsh, former Mayor of Boston, said recently. “What they should be doing is continuing to increase salaries and opportunities, whether it’s better productivity, better opportunity, and growth of their own company.”

For more information on getting a grant and also learning about refinance programs, take a look at this.

A Macedonia native, Magdalena has been writing financial articles for the past 3 years. She is an excellent researcher and loves spending time looking for details other may have overlooked. In her spare time she loves to travel and spend time with her family.
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