Monday, January 25, 2016
Department of Labor - Strengthening Working Families Initiative Grants
Deadline: Mar 16, 2016
To help parents obtain affordable, quality child care necessary to pursue education and training opportunities leading to good jobs in growing industries, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the availability of up to $25 million in grants through the Strengthening Working Families Initiative.
The grants will support public-private partnerships that bridge gaps between local workforce development and child-care systems. Funded programs will enable parents to access training and customized supportive services needed for IT, health care, advanced manufacturing jobs, and others. All participants in grant funded programs must be custodial parents, legal guardians, foster parents, or others standing in loco parentis with at least one dependent. Up to 25 percent of the grantees total budget may be used to provide quality, affordable care and other services to support their participation in training.
Grants up to $4 million will be awarded to partnerships that include the public workforce system, education and training providers, business entities, and local child-care or human-service providers. In addition, all partnerships must include at least three employers. Grantees will also be required to secure an amount equal to at least 25 percent of the total requested funds through outside leveraged resources. For more information and to apply, visit the grants.gov listing: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280609