Grant provides childcare to parents in training programs

June 15, 2016

On June 14th, Department of Labor awarded $54 million – more than twice the anticipated funds – to 14 partnerships across the country under the Strengthening Working Families Initiative. Partnerships received between $3 million and $4 million which will be used to support programming to address the barriers parents encounter to entering training programs. Innovative approaches under the grant include co-location of the training program with child care services, provision of childcare during nontraditional work hours or at different locations, flexibility in child care services to respond to parents’ emergencies and general expanded access to childcare and supportive services necessary to enroll and succeed in a job training program.

Grantees are listed below:

  • Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (MA)
  • Alachua Bradford Regional Workforce Board, dba CareerSource (FL)
  • City of Long Beach Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Net (CA)
  • City of Phoenix (AZ)
  • Community College of Aurora (CO)
  • Family Footprint (SC)
  • Memphis Bioworks Foundation (TN)
  • Moore Community House (MS)
  • OAI Inc. (IL)
  • OIC of Broward, dba OIC of South Florida (FL)
  • Rochester Rehabilitation Center (NY)
  • The WorkPlace (CT)
  • Total Action Against Poverty in the Roanoke Valley, Inc. (VA)
  • Vermont Technical College (VT)