Grant Details

NJBUILD Incarcerated Women in Construction

 
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    CFDA#

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award

    Authority

    New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

    Summary

    The mission of the NJBUILD Incarcerated Women in Construction program is to promote pre-apprenticeship training in the construction trades industry for incarcerated women residing in the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women (EMCFW). This grant will assist in providing greater opportunities and incentives for incarcerated women at the EMCFW by providing pre-apprenticeship training, basic skills instruction, workforce readiness (employability skills) instruction and a structured work experience which will emphasize vocational-based training for entry-level skills in the construction trades.

    The program will seek to teach residents of the EMCFW entry-level construction skills and increase employment opportunities upon release from the Facility. LWD has established the following two objectives to achieve the goal of this grant:
    • Engage eligible training providers to provide vocational and technical training to incarcerated women.
    • Provide training in the following areas:
      • Basic skills instruction;
      • Workforce readiness (employability skills) instruction; and,
      • Occupation-specific construction-related trades training.
    All programs are expected to attain the following outcomes during the funding period:
    • Participants enrolling in the program shall attain a minimum of one grade level per one hundred hours of instruction as measured by the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).
    • All participants will engage in all components of the program.
    • Graduate a minimum of 25 participants from the training program.
     

    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    There are 12 affiliated construction trades occupations in the construction industry. The following 12 occupations have the greatest opportunity for employment based upon projected growth and replacement data. Proposals must focus on construction training for women residing at the EMCFW in the following occupations:
    • Bricklayers
    • Carpenters
    • Electricians Finishing Trades (Painters, Glaziers, and Drywall Finishers)
    • Insulators
    • Iron Workers
    • Laborers
    • Operating Engineers
    • Pipe Trades (Plumbers and Pipefitters, Sprinkler Fitters, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning [HVAC] Service Technicians)
    • Roofers
    • Sheet Metal Workers
    • Stationary Engineers and
    • Boiler Operators
    In accordance with program requirements, applicants must meet the following program participant eligibility requirements:
    • Be a female residing in the EMCFW who is scheduled to be released less than one year from the time of enrollment;
    • Be at least 16 years of age at the time of enrollment;
    • Demonstrate a legitimate interest in pursuing a career in the building and construction trades; and
    • Be drug-free throughout the training

    Contacts

    Patricia Jordan

    Patricia Jordan
    540 John Fitch Way John Fitch Plaza
    Trenton', NJ 08625
    (609) 984-3534
     

  • Eligibility Details

    ‹This targeted, competitive opportunity is designed to provide both construction trades training to incarcerated women. All training providers must be on the States Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL). The following organizations are eligible to apply as the lead agency:
    • County or municipal governments;
    • Public training providers or trade schools;
    • Community-based organizations;
    • Labor organizations;
    • Employers and/or contractors;
    • Public vocational schools;
    • Institutions of higher education;
    • Public or private, non-profit agencies; or
    • Trade organizations which represent a particular trade, group of trades, contractors or employers.

    Deadline Details

    Applications were to be submitted by May 31, 2016. A similar deadline is anticipated, annually.

    Award Details

    Approximately $100,000 is available in total funding. The grant period is expected to be for a 12-month period and is estimated to begin June 30, 2016. There is no cost share/match requirement.


     

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