These resources will provide guidance and best practices to help you think through your grant planning period and execute the steps needed to build a successful YouthBuild program.

Webcasts and Webinar Recordings

YouthBuild Pre-NGO Series: Understanding Your Grant Award

YouthBuild Pre-NGO Series: Starting Out Strong- Using Your YouthBuild Grant Planning Period

YouthBuild Pre-NGO Series: Financial and Administrative, Part 1 and 2
Getting Started with WorkforceGPS

DOL YouthBuild Webcasts: Essentials for New Grantees
YouthBuild Pre-NGO Series: Construction Plus Framework 
YouthBuild Pre-NGO Series: Best Practices for Successful Work Site Management


YouthBuild-Related TEGLs and TENs (includes guidance and compliance information on almost every topic on this page)
YouthBuild Toolbox
Documentation and Key Guidance

Planning Period and Program Design

Grantee Planning Period: Guidance and Best Practices TA Toolkit
Toolbox for Success: Program Design and WIOA Resource Spotlights
DOL YouthBuild Program Manuals


Education at a YouthBuild Program
Lesson Plans and Classroom Activities
Instructional Practice Techniques Tip Sheets

Staffing and Development

Staffing Your Education Component
DOL YouthBuild Staffing for Placement Toolkit
DOL YouthBuild Placement Toolkit Supplement
DOL YouthBuild Program Manuals

One-Stop and Employer Partnerships

Sample MOU/Infrastructure Costs Toolkit
A Guide to Effective DOL YouthBuild and American Job Center Partnerships
Strategic Post-Secondary and Employer Partners
Post Program Placement E-Learning Series: Employer Partnerships

Recruitment and Mental Toughness

YouthBuild Recruitment and Social Media Tips
Recruitment Marketing Tool and Activity Calendar
Rethinking Recruitment Partnerships and Strategies

Pre-Apprenticeship/Apprenticeship and Construction

Apprenticeship Resource Page
Construction Plus Framework for a Quality Pre-Apprenticeship Experience

Registered Apprenticeship Toolkit
Best Practices for Successful Work Site Management
(Work site form has been updated since this webinar was held, but the content is otherwise relevant)
Construction Training at a YouthBuild Program

Placement and Career Readiness

YouthBuild Site Placement Readiness Assessment Tools
Career Development Placement and Transition Plan
Pathways to Long Term Success
Creating Postsecondary Partnerships that Work

Management Information System/Data Management

WIOA Performance Indicators Summer e-Learning Series
DOL YouthBuild WIOA Performance Indicators
Quarterly Narrative Performance Report template