August 18, 2017

Cassidy Announces $1.9 Million in Pre-Apprenticeship Grants to Hammond and Convent, LA

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) announced the US Department of Labor will award $1,933,175 to YouthBuild programs in Hammond and Convent. YouthBuild is a pre-apprenticeship program for at-risk individuals ages 16-to-24.


“Every young person should have the opportunity to succeed and contribute to their communities,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This money will help disadvantaged youth in Louisiana get the education and skills they need to thrive.”


YouthBuild is a recognized pre-apprenticeship program that helps at-risk youth complete high school or state equivalency degree programs, earn industry-recognized certifications for in-demand occupations, and undergo training to build housing for low-income or homeless individuals and families in their communities.

YouthBuild has a network of approximately 260 active urban and rural YouthBuild grants in 46 states.

A list of this year’s funding participants is below:

Quad Area Community Action Agency, Inc. of Hammond, Louisiana will recieve $1,100,000.00 and St. James Parish Government, Department of Human Resources CAA of Convent, LA will recieve $833,175.00 to help fund the YouthBuild programs in their areas.