This map of federal funds and programs, developed by Jobs for the Future, provides an important organizing tool to communities that seek to support place-based, cradle to career and aligned efforts for disconnected youth ages 14-24. We anticipate this guide will help encourage important conversations around the need for more coordinated, cohesive programs that serve children and youth in communities across the country.
About this Guide
This guide details over 140 programs across nine different federal agencies that can support place-based cradle to career initiatives. The guide aims to help communities understand the purpose and characteristics of available federal funding streams, map existing resources, identify additional federal funding streams, and determine whether and how to pursue opportunities not currently used in their communities.