Maui Economic Opportunity (MEO): National Farmworker Jobs Program – Hawaii

This opportunity is available through the Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc and funded through the Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration.


Deadline: no deadline for application



The National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) has been around since 1964 under the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The program assists migrant and seasonal farmworkers AND their families attain greater economic stability. The program helps farmworkers acquire the skills they need to retain agricultural jobs or start new careers. Some opportunities that can be gained are career services, training services, youth services, related assistance services, and housing assistance. The NFJP  is a statewide program and is 100% funded by the Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration.


Career Services – including outreach, skills assessment, labor market information, job search, program eligibility determination and placement assistance, individual employment plans developed through a case management-based service strategy, group and individual counseling, and short-term pre-vocational services, such as work readiness training. Migrant seasonal farmworkers (MSFWs) can also access the other services of the American Job Center.
Training Services – including occupational skills and job training, on-the-job training opportunities, programs that combine workplace training with related instruction, skills upgrading and retraining, entrepreneurial training, and other training activities.


Youth Services – including tutoring, dropout prevention, paid and unpaid work experiences, occupational skills training, certain education, and leadership development opportunities, mentoring, comprehensive guidance and counseling, financial literacy training, and entrepreneurial skills training.


Related Assistance Services – including short-term direct assistance that helps farm-workers and their family members to retain their agricultural employment or to participate in intensive or training services.

Housing Assistance – helps to meet a critical need for the availability and quality of farmworker housing, and supports better economic outcomes for MSFWs and their families. Housing assistance includes direct payments for emergency and temporary housing and for direct investments in housing assistance for MSFWs at their permanent residence. Other indirect assistance includes leveraging services to increase or maintain housing stock available to farmworkers and housing development designed to improve living conditions for underserved farmworker communities.


Please note that MEO is the only grantee in Hawaii and will accept applications for all islands.




If you have any questions or are interested in this opportunity, please reach out to the Maui Economic Opportunity at (808) 249-2970.

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