HUD – FY22 Jobs Plus Initiative

Applications Due: July 29, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET

The Jobs Plus program develops locally-based, job-driven approaches that increase earnings and advance employment outcomes through work readiness, employer linkages, job placement, educational advancement, technology skills, and financial literacy for residents of public housing. The place-based Jobs Plus program addresses poverty among public housing residents by incentivizing and enabling employment through earned income disregards for working residents and a set of services designed to support work including employer linkages, job placement and counseling, educational advancement, and financial counseling. Ideally, the Jobs Plus Program will “saturate” the target public housing projects (AMPs) with information, services and incentives intended to support resident employment during the program and encourage continued resident employment beyond the end of the program cycle.

The Jobs Plus program comprises these three core components:

Employment-Related Services
Financial Incentives – Jobs Plus Earned Income Disregard (JPEID)
Community Supports for Work

The current program differs in several ways, including that it has a start-up period of
six months (instead of two years) to provide employment services as early as possible, and the financial rent incentive is paid from the grant.

Funding Title: FY22 Jobs Plus Initiative

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

Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6600-N-14

Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: No, but “Applicants are encouraged to develop key partnerships to connect participants with any other needed services to remove barriers to work.”

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

Expected Number of Awards: 6

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes. All applicants are required to have in place a firmly committed match contribution equivalent to 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: $16,720,457

Award Ceiling: $3,700,000

Award Floor: $1,600,000

How to Apply: The comprehensive nature of the Jobs Plus program requires that PHAs establish partnerships with Workforce Development Boards/American Job Centers and other key social service agencies within the community. These partnerships will strengthen program planning and implementation and streamline access to employment-related services for participants. For each partner identified, applicants must describe the role of the partner agency and a description of the
employment-related services to be provided by the partner agency, as well as any fees associated with those services.

Current Closing Date for Applications: by July 29, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants are only public housing authorities.

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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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