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Funding for Workforce Programs and Policies (7/31)

This new funding opportunity will “support organizations in implementing initiatives that center workers and learners of color in designing or implementing workforce policies and programs.” That could include new program development/expansion, stipends/transportation assistance, funds for advocacy/civic engagement/organizing, advisory councils, feedback mechanisms, etc.

Applicant Criteria:

Applicant Qualifications and Priorities

• Must provide workforce development programming or advocacy, including but not limited to:

o Education and training programs that help individuals acquire and retain good jobs

o Efforts that help workers to increase their income and/or advance their careers

o Internships, apprenticeships, and/or learn-and-earn experiences

o Career coaching/counseling

o Providing or coordinating work supports such as transportation or child care services

o Organizing or advocacy efforts related to any of the above

• Must have already invested in organizational racial equity training

• Must be U.S.-based

• For organizations that provide direct services to individuals: Must serve a majority of workers and/or

learners of color

• Must be classified as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization or be fiscally sponsored by an organization

that is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization or be a federally recognized or state-recognized tribal


They are particularly interested in partnering with and learning from programs that:

• Offer digital skills and/or IT training;

• Serve immigrants and/or refugees;

• Serve opportunity youth/young adults8; and/or

• Serve populations disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

To learn more, click here to download the RFP.

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