Aged Out youth in foster care


the purposes of this grant, eligible participants are in‐school or out‐of‐school youth, ages

16‐24, who are new entrants who have never participated in the workforce, or have limited

work experience.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that since 2000, the share of 16 to 19‐year‐old

youth who are working has plummeted by 40 percent, with fewer than a third of American

teenagers in a job last summer. Their share of the overall workforce has never been so low.

Further, about 5.5 million young people are disconnected youth. Disconnected youth

include youth who are homeless, in foster care, involved in the justice system, and/or they

are neither employed nor enrolled in an educational institution. Disconnected youth who

meet the eligibility criteria below are the focus of this funding opportunity.

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