Health and Nutrition

Strengthening the U.S.-Iraq Relationship through Higher Education Partnerships

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad invites eligible organizations to submit proposals to develop and implement a one-year small grants program to foster partnerships between U.S. institutions of higher education (universities, colleges or community colleges) and Iraqi public or private universities. Applicants should have a record of accomplishment in collaborating with Iraqi and American higher education institutions and the demonstrated ability to implement complex projects in post-conflict areas.

Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Research Grants Focused on Systematic Replication CFDA Number 84.324R

Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html.

Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) 4-H Military Partnership Professional Development and Technical Assistance Program

The purpose of the CYFAR 4-H Military Partnership Professional Development and Technical Assistance Program is to support the implementation and capacity of the 4-H Military Partnership and Outreach Support Program. Professional development and technical assistance are provided to the land-grant institutions and Cooperative Extension System, so that, in collaboration with other organizations, they are able to develop and deliver educational programs for military-connected youth.

Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP) CFDA Number 84.120A

Note: Each funding opportunitydescription is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register applicationnotice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the officialapplication notice. The official version of this document is the documentpublished in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official editionof the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPOAccess at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html.

Department of Defense Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MSI)

The CCDC ARL invites applications/proposals from covered educational institutions for research and education programs that will meet the following objectives: a. Enhance research and engineering capabilities in areas important to national defense; b. Increase the number of graduates in STEM disciplines; and c. Encourage research and education collaborations with other institutions of higher education and with defense organizations.

Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Special Education Research CFDA Number 84.324A

Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html.

Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Education Research CFDA Number 84.305A

Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html.

Resource: Youth Thrive Survey

The Youth Thrive Survey is a valid and reliable web-based instrument that measures the presence, strength, and growth of the Youth Thrive Protective and Promotive Factors as proxy indicators of well-being.

Summer and Youth Employment Resources

Download the resource list (PDF, 4 pages).

Online Communities & Resources

  • Sponsored by the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor, WorkforceGPS provides workforce professionals, educators, and business leaders curated communities of interest, useful training resources, promising practices, and evidenced-based research.
  • Summer Jobs Community of Practice provides a space to share promising practices and knowledge and expertise about summer programming.
  • Youth Connections Community of Practice is an online learning destination for public workforce system staff and partners who connect youth to employment, training, and educational opportunities.

Finding Resources for Youth

  • Map My Community Tool on youth.gov helps locate Federally-funded youth programs in a designated area by ZIP code search.
  • Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success is a curriculum developed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability and Employment Policy focused on teaching "soft" or workforce readiness skills to youth, including youth with disabilities.
  • Museums for All was launched in 2014 as a cooperative initiative between Institute for Museums and Library Services (IMLS) and the Association of Children's Museums, as a way to reach out to underserved communities and encourage all families to visit museums regularly. The program allows individuals with an EBT card free or reduced (up to $3.00) admission for up to four persons per cardholder during normal operating hours.

Finding Employment Opportunities

  • GetMyFuture.org connects young adults to career, education, and job search resources sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.

Protecting Young Employees

Recruiting and Engaging Young Workers

  • Youth Resources on Engagement provides lists of technical assistance resources to help state and local workforce leaders, youth program practitioners, stakeholders and partners get prepared to successfully implement a high-quality summer youth employment programs.

Resources on Work Experiences, Leadership, & Training

Financial Literacy

Summer Meals

Listening Session: What Big Decisions are Youth Facing Today?

Twenty-one young people shared the important decisions in their lives, including the people who support them and resources they use to make decisions.