HUD – Jobs Plus Initiative (2019)

Applications Due: October 1, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Jobs-Plus is designed to increase earnings and advance employment outcomes for residents in public housing. Jobs Plus funds projects that increase work readiness and assist with employer linkages, job placement, educational attainment, technology skills, and financial literacy. Applicants must partner with their local Workforce Development Boards and American Job Centers.

Goals and Objectives

The programs goal is to “support a culture of work that leads to sustainable career ladder employment at a living wage for all work-able eligible residents” (p. 6). This includes contacting 100 percent of work-able adults within the public housing project and engage residents in the various programs within Jobs Plus.

Funding Title: Jobs Plus Initiative

Agency Name: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6300-N-14

Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes. The NOFA explicitly lists “Legal services (e.g., expungement)”, “Domestic violence prevention services” and “Services for formerly incarcerated/returning/reentering citizens” as supportive services eligible to partner with grantees (p. 5-6).

Target Population: Work-able adults living in public housing projects

Expected Number of Awards: 7

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes. All applicants must match at least 25 percent of their total grant amount requested. The match may be provided as a cash or in-kind donation.

Estimated Total Program Funding: $20,700,000

Award Ceiling: $3,700,000

Award Floor: $1,000,000

How to Apply: Partner with your local public housing authority. The public housing authority must partner with the local Workforce Development Board and American job Center(s). The applicant is encouraged to leverage partnerships to provide services, such as legal services.

Current Closing Date for Applications: by October 1, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants are only public housing authorities. Applications must target an eligible public housing project with at least 200 households where at least one resident is non-elderly and where at least 40 percent of households report no earned income.

Link to Full Announcement: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/spm/gmomgmt/grantsinfo/fundingopps/fy19_jobsplusinitative

Contact information: HUD staff is available to provide clarification regarding this NOFA. Questions should be directed to JobsPlus@hud.gov. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Please note that HUD staff cannot assist applicants in preparing their applications.

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Categories: Employment, Express Language for Legal Aid, Housing and Urban Development, Public Housing Organizations, Reentry, Subgrant Possibilities

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