Job Training for Special Populations
$250,000 - $350,000
Nonprofit organizations (both those with or without a 501c3; institutions of higher education; city, township, county, or state governments; Native American tribal governments or organizations; public housing authorities; and independent school districts
Recipients selected for funding will enter into formal partnerships with employees to develop training curricula, provide career counseling, and strengthen opportunities for workplace-based training, apprenticeships, and internships for refugee participants. Funded entities will provide support in identifying and funding workplace instructors and will supply liaisons to design work-oriented language and training curricula, schedule and announce services, and coordinate with employment case managers for referral and enrollment to support career advancement. Employer partnerships will also include longer-term individual investment opportunities by sponsoring and covering the costs of vocational certification, recertification, and/or longer-term educational degrees.