The United States Department of Labor has announced the availability of up to $25 million in grants through the Strengthening Working Families Initiative. These grants will support public-private partnerships that bridge gaps between local workforce development and child care systems. In addition to addressing these systemic barriers, funded programs will enable parents to access training and customized supportive services needed for IT, health care, advanced manufacturing jobs, and others. All participants in grant funded programs must be custodial parents, legal guardians, foster parents, or other standing in loco parentis with at least one dependent. Up to 25 percent of the grantees’ total budget may be used to provide quality, affordable care and other services to support their participation in training.
For more information on these grants, please visit http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/ETA20152438.htm.
From the Office of Public Engagement