Employability Skills for At Risk Youth to Prevent Crime and Violence

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
December 14th, 2023
Close Date
February 14th, 2024
Award Ceiling
$350,000.00
Award Floor
$250,000.00
Expected No. Awards
1
Opportunity No.
OFOP0001267

Agency

Bureau of International Narcotics-Law Enforcement (DOS-INL)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Other

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Bureau of International Narcotics-Law Enforcement is offering a grant opportunity titled "Employability Skills for At Risk Youth to Prevent Crime and Violence". This grant aims to train youth in employability skills and help them secure internships at companies or businesses, with the possibility of securing paid employment. The target population for this project is youth aged 18 to 35 in various locations in Costa Rica, including the provinces of Limon and Puntarenas, as well as several cantonments such as San Jose, Alajuela, Liberia, Garabito, Heredia, Sarapiqui, Corredores, Cartago, Desamparados, Alajuelita, and Nicoya. The Ministry of Public Security has identified these locations as high violence, at-risk communities. The grantee will work with INL Costa Rica to identify specific places in each province or cantonment where the project will take place and coordinate meetings with the police and municipality. The goal is to graduate at least 100 people in each location during the grant period. The grantee must provide training in a specific skill, study the location and needs of businesses in the area, offer internships for each student, and include training in life skills, personal finances, and job interview skills. Additionally, a diploma and graduation ceremony for each group are required. For more information, please visit the grant opportunity.

Description

The main purpose of this project is to train youth in employability skills and help them secure an internship at a company or business with the possibility of securing paid employment, allowing them to practice the skills they have learned. The target population will be youth from 18 to 35 years of age in the province of Limon, the province of Puntarenas, the cantonment of San Jose, cantonment of Alajuela, cantonment of Liberia, cantonment of Garabito, cantonment of Heredia, cantonment of Sarapiqui, cantonment of Corredores, cantonment of Cartago, cantonment of Desamparados, cantonment of Alajuelita and cantonment of Nicoya. Other 8 locations will be discussed with the Ministry of Public Security. The Ministry of Public Security has prioritized the locations mentioned as high violence, at risk communities. The grantee will have to work with INL Costa Rica to identify the specific place in each province or cantonment where the project is going to take place, and to coordinate meetings with the police and the municipality before they start the project in each location. The goal will be to graduate at least 100 people in each location during the period of performance of this grant. The grantee must include at a minimum: Training in a specific skill Study of the location and the needs of the different business in the area to know exactly what set of skills is required in the specific location. Internship for each student at a business where they can practice their skills. Training must include life skills, personal finances, and job interview skills Diploma for each student, preferably in coordination with the National Institute of learning or certified by INA. Graduation ceremony for each group

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Type
Grant