The Placement-focused Program Planner Map provides grantees with an annotated calendar style, three slide graphic that spans the lifecycle of a DOL YouthBuild grant with a special emphasis on placement preparation and follow-up markers.

Page 1 - Grant Period Overview

This chart covers all three major time periods of the grant, including the planning period, active programming, and placement/follow-up, and specifically discusses where active programming and post-exit into follow-up overlap in years one and two (depending on which cohort a participant belongs in). Included are general grant timeline informational bullets (including key placement points), as well as recommended key technical assistance compliance and programming resources listed within the different time periods of the grant.

Page 2 - Two Cohort Overview

This chart uses a two-cohort model to review cohort overlap key considerations and concerns over all three major time periods of the grant. Specific considerations and concerns are listed and linked with the map’s calendar graphic using the real time dates of the 2018 grant cycle for staff planning purposes. Included are recommended key technical assistance compliance and programming resources listed within the different time periods of the grant.

Page 3 - Components of Pre-Apprenticeship

This chart uses two career pathway examples: construction and healthcare to review credentialing and curriculum timelines, and how they must align with placement; likewise, staff should be sure that the placement opportunities offered account for a range of related career pathway next steps. Included are recommended key technical assistance compliance and programming resources listed within the different time periods of the grant.