The Futures Institute


The grant funds organizations to provide a pre-apprenticeship program model that encompasses education, occupational skills training, leadership development, and high-quality post-program placement opportunities to opportunity youth. YouthBuild is a community-based alternative education program for youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who left high school prior to graduation and who also have other risk factors, including being an adjudicated youth, a youth aging out of foster care, a youth with disabilities, a migrant farmworker youth, a youth experiencing housing instability, and other disadvantaged youth populations.

Brownfields Job Training

The Brownfields Job Training Grant helps fund programs to recruit, train, and retain a local, skilled workforce by helping unemployed and underemployed residents of areas affected by the presence of brownfield sites obtain the skills and credentials needed for pathways into full-time employment in waste management and within the larger environmental field, including sustainable cleanup and reuse, and chemical safety.