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Pathways to Reconnection for Disconnected Youth

We advocate for federal policies that meet the education and training needs of the millions of young people ages 16 to 24 who are disconnected from school and employment.  Read more>>

Building the Capacity of Communities

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Supports and Strategies for Youth of Color 

We highlight the depth of the disadvantaged and disconnected youth problem for young people of color in some of the nation's most challenged communities and propose strategic solutions. Read more>>

Nov 25, 2014  |  PERMALINK »

Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth--Notice for Applications Released

Yesterday the federal government released the notice for applications for Performance Partnership Pilots (P3), an initiative designed to support the creation of innovative strategies to serve disconnected youth and increase their success in achieving educational, employment, and well-being outcomes. Awardees will receive $400,000-$700,000 in start-up funds over the course of five years.

The P3 initiative is designed to help States, localities, and tribes to overcome administrative barriers to serving disconnected youth by offering new flexibility in program and reporting requirements. P3 enables up to 10 pilots to blend and braid funds that they already receive from different discretionary programs administered by the Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services and the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.  The Performance Partnership Pilots may present an opportunity for community partnerships to establish and expand innovations for disconnected youth; and to consider implications and new options available in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

The application deadline is March 4, 2015 and the optional notice of intent to apply deadline is January 8, 2015. There are several resources to assist interested entities in their applications:

Dec. 1, 3:30 PM ET: Federal agencies will go over application requirements and selection criteria for potential applicants. Register here.

Dec. 11, 2:00 PM ET: The Forum for Youth Investment is hosting a webinar to help prospective applicants and interested stakeholders learn more about P3 and the application process. The webinar will provide an overview of the application process outlined in the solicitation, and discuss specific tools and resources that will be helpful in developing a quality proposal. Register here.

"Investing in Boys and Young Men of Color: The Promise and Opportunity"

This briefing highlighted effective practices and policies that can close the gaps in education, employment, and health outcomes for boys and young men of color.

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