Partnership seeks 4 to 7 local Community Action Agencies
for “Pathways Out of Poverty” grant application
to U.S. Department of Labor
the DOL funding announcement
Does your Community Action Agency provide employment, training, and
job referral & placement services to low-income and other populations
such as unemployed individuals, high school dropouts, individuals with
a criminal record, and disadvantaged individuals living in areas of
your CAA have interest and experience with green jobs, working with
your local Workforce Investment Board, labor organizations, and education
& training system?
If your answer to the questions above is “yes,” then the
Partnership wants you to know that it will be applying for one of the
“national entity” grants under the U. S. Department of Labor’s
“Pathways Out of Poverty” initiative. The Partnership is
looking for four to seven local CAA sub-grantees (in a minimum of four
states). This is a competitive grant process; we already have an agreement
to partner with the National Association of Workforce Boards. The grant
period is 24 months from the time of the grant award. DOL anticipates
multiple awards and again, this is a competitive grant process.
DOL will award $3 million to $8 million for each of the national entity
grants. Our application will be submitted by the September 29th due
If you read the first 5-6 pages of this
funding announcement, you’ll get enough of a sense as to whether
this is a good fit for you and your CAA. If you want to be considered
as one of our potential local partners, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
your interest with brief descriptions of the following points:
Your CAA’s experience/capacity with employment & training
services, especially in relation to your local WIB/WIA and with local
businesses, organized labor, and other job training/educational institutions,
e.g. community colleges, school systems, remedial/life skills providers.
• Your CAA’s interest/ experience with green jobs, weatherization,
other retrofitting, energy education and conservation.
• The extent & level of poverty, unemployment, economic
hardship (some current, specific facts, indicators, please) of your
• Your point of contact for us to follow up with ASAP.
• Any other information about your CAA that you think would
make your CAA a great partner in this project.
you want to be considered, I need to receive your e-mail by Friday,
August 21, 2009. Thank you for considering this invitation.
DOL’s “Pathways Out of Poverty” could be an incredible
opportunity for our Community Action Movement.
---- Don Mathis, President & CEO, Community Action Partnership
funding announcement can be found at: http://www.managingmymoney.com/eNews/fed-reg.pdf