Job Counseling Grants

Job counseling grants are often found by searching other key phrases such as career counseling grants, career development grants, adult education grants, employment grants, career center grants, etc.  The federal government, state, county and city governments, as well as private and corporate foundations all award job counseling grants.  Between 2000 and 2004, 608 private foundations granted job counseling grants. Some of the largest foundations that granted job counseling grants are listed below with their total giving, as reported in the Foundation Directory Online, between 2000 and 2004.

Lilly Endowment

The William Penn Foundation

The California Endowment

The Pew Charitable Trusts

Mellon Foundation, Richard King

Albertson Foundation, Inc., J.A. and Kathryn    

Other big grantors for job counseling grants include the Lumina Foundation for Education, Fireman Charitable Foundation, Wallace Foundation, Hayden Foundation, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The largest percentage of job counseling grants are awarded to non-profit organizations, health care agencies, colleges and universities, local government agencies, tribal institutions, and schools. The three highest single awards between 2000 and 2004 were $3,997,990 in 2001 to the Brown County School Corporation in Indiana,  $2,200,000 to the Philadelphia Youth Network in 2003, and $2,003,230 to the San Francisco Community College in 2001.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) provides job counseling grants and training programs that teaches job skills and provides job placement services for adults who are 18 years of age. The employment grants program is administered locally by One Stop Career Centers.  The types of training offered by a local training center can vary depending on the job opportunities in the community.  Other types of grants include apprenticeship grants, dislocated workers grants, Indian and Native Americans grants, Job Corps grants, migrant and seasonal farmer workers grants, people with disabilities grants, safety and health grants, seniors grants, veterans grants and youth programs grants.

Job counseling grants usually involve education and employment components.  U.S. Government Grants specialize in the arena of education and employment grants.  Its founder and lead instructor, Beverly Santicola, has over 20 years experience in job counseling, as well as a track record of success in writing grants for education, employment, technology, healthcare, science, literacy programs, economic development and labor-management cooperation.  With an average of one million dollars in grant awards each year, Santicola has authored education/employment grants that have:

  • Increased learning outcomes in reading, writing and mathematics.
  • Increased interest and learning outcomes in science and citizenship.
  • Promoted labor-management cooperation in the workplace.
  • Encouraged economic growth and employment.
  • Advanced professional development.
  • Established community technology centers.

Samples of these award winning grant proposals are provided in all U.S.G.G. workshops.

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