The purpose of this pilot program is to provide eligible, incarcerated individuals in state correctional facilities or local or county jails with workforce services prior to release and to continue services after release by transitioning the participants into reentry programs in the communities to which they will return. These grants are job-driven and build connections to local employers that will enable transitioning offenders to secure employment.

The Department of Labor (DOL) has published a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for $57.5 million in grants to support and expand Pathway Home programs across the country. Pathway Home is designed to support state and local governments, as well as non-government organizations, in their work to reduce recidivism and improve employment outcomes for people reentering after incarceration.  Applications are due by March 16, 2021. ETA plans to award approximately 15 grants for up to $4 million each.

The funding opportunity details are available at
Funding Opportunity Number: FOA-ETA-21-02

Prospective applicants for this FOA may access a pre-recorded webcast covering key topics from the FOA, including: application submission requirements, eligibility, services, partnerships, priority consideration, and evaluation criteria. A link to the webcast is located in the Related Content section of this specific webpage.