New grant opportunities from the Greater Washington Workforce Development Collaborative

We are excited to share a new grant opportunity offered through the Greater Washington Workforce Development Collaborative, a partnership comprised of local foundations, philanthropists, and businesses. Our workforce investments help workers acquire the skills and credentials they need to launch successful, family-sustaining careers, and help businesses attract, retain, and advance the skilled workforce they need to provide critical services to our community and remain globally competitive. Our work is focused on low-income, underemployed, and unemployed residents of the Metropolitan Washington region.

The Workforce Collaborative seeks qualified nonprofits to provide workforce development services to residents of the area within a one-mile radius of 965 Florida Avenue, NW. This area encompasses most of ANCs 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 2B, 2F, 2C, and 5C. Proposals from invited nonprofit organizations to support the following activities will be considered:

Education, Training, and Employment programs that help older youth (16-24) and adults who are residents of the targeted neighborhoods improve their basic skills, employment prospects, and earnings. Eligible programming includes:

·     Work Readiness Programs

·     Adult Basic Education and Literacy Instruction

·     English for Speakers of Other Languages

·     Job Training and Placement Programs

Please contact Benton Murphy with questions at bmurphy@thecommuntiyfoundation.org.