Innovative Programs that Build Pathways and Partnerships

Grants to New Jersey Nonprofits, Agencies, and
IHEs for Workforce Training and Job Placement

GrantWatch ID#: 174318
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New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD)

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Grants to New Jersey nonprofits, post-secondary schools, government and public agencies, and community or faith-based organizations for workforce development, professional training, and job placement programs. Eligible programs, partnerships, and service-delivery models may include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Job placement and job coaching programs for special populations facing difficulties in finding employment;

- Training programs leading to an industry-valued credential and connected to the needs of employers;

- Programs that integrate basic skills and occupational training leading to an industry-valued credential;

- Mentoring and job coaching programs for youth and individuals with barriers to employment; and

- Assisting adults over age 25 by preparing them for the college placement test.

All programs funded through this NGO will be expected to coordinate their efforts with local Workforce Development Boards to ensure that services are aligned with the needs of local labor markets and coordinated with One-Stop Career Centers and other services.

The successful grantee that use these funds to deliver career navigation and career planning assistance must do so using the LWD’s Career Connections service delivery model and website. At least one staff member of the grantees must attend Career Connections training provided by LWD.


Up to $250,000

Grants are awarded for a 12-month period.

This grant opportunity is open to the following New Jersey-based eligible applicants:
- Local Workforce Development Boards;
- County, municipal or local government agencies;
- Community-based and faith-based organizations;
- Public or private nonprofit agencies;
- Labor organizations;
- Trade organizations which represent a particular trade, group of trades, contractors or employers;
- Post-secondary educational institutions;
- Nonprofit institutions not described above with the ability to provide workforce training and placement services; and
- Consortium of the agencies, organizations, institutions, libraries, or authorities described in any of the items listed above.

Applicants are due by 12:00 PM on the following dates:
- October 7, 2016
- November 4, 2016
- December 2, 2016
- January 6, 2017
- February 3, 2017
- March 3, 2017
- April 7, 2017
- May 5, 2017

Postmarks are not acceptable evidence of timely submission; receipt by the due date and time is required. Applicants are encouraged to hand-deliver the application, send the application by certified mail (return receipt requested) or arrange for delivery by an overnight delivery service to ensure timely delivery and receipt of the application.

Note: Applicants must also have prepared and have available upon request by LWD an electronic version of the application package (utilizing MS Word and MS Excel, not PDF).

All proposals are subject to a Department panel review and final approval by the Commissioner of the Department. Applicants will be notified of the final determination of their request within 30 business days after the panel review date.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Technical assistance is available upon request and should be directed to:

Deborah Darbee

One originals and two copies of your proposal must be submitted to:

Patricia Moran, Executive Director
New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Division of Workforce Development and Economic Opportunity
1 John Fitch Plaza
P.O. Box 055 – 7th Floor
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0055
Attention: Innovative Programs that Build Pathways and Partnerships

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