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Subsidized Jobs for People Experiencing or At-Risk of Homelessness

May 27, 2021

This advocacy resource makes the case for why Congress must enact an equity-centered national subsidized employment program as a part of COVID-19 economic recovery legislation, with a special focus on how subsidized employment strategies can benefit jobseekers experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. This resource was produced in partnership among Heartland Alliance, the Center for Law & Social Policy (CLASP), and the National Youth Employment Coalition. Subsidized employment advocates can use this resource to inform visits with elected officials about why subsidized employment must be a part of building back a better, stronger, and more inclusive and equitable economy in the wake of the COVID-19 recession. 

American Jobs Act; Employment Program Funding
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Subsidized Employment: A Proven Strategy for Supporting Rapid Economic Recovery

May 13, 2021

This advocacy resource makes the case for why Congress must enact an equity-centered national subsidized employment programas a part of COVID-19 economic recovery legislation, as called for in the White House's proposed American Jobs Plan. This resource was produced in partnership among Heartland Alliance, the Center for Law & Social Policy (CLASP), and the National Youth Employment Coalition. Subsidized employment advocates can use this resource to inform visits with elected officials about why subsidized employment must be a part of building back a better, stronger, and more inclusive and equitable economy in the wake of the COVID-19 recession. 

American Jobs Act; Employment Program Funding; Job Creation

What Mayors Can Do: 10 Recommendations for Addressing the Employment Needs of People Experiencing Homelessness in Your Community

November 1, 2018

The leadership of Mayors and Mayors' offices can drive commitment and action to addressing the employmentneeds and interests of people experiencing homelessness in order to promote housing stability among allindividuals. Here are 10 recommendations from cities across the country aimed at describing the ways thatMayors can drive and support this work in their communities.

Symptoms of Trauma & Trauma Reactions

April 26, 2017

This two-page handout details symptoms of trauma and trauma reactions, as discussed in the April 26, 2017 webinar on trauma-informed care in employment services.

Maximizing Discretionary Dollars: How the Governor's WIOA Discretionary Fund Can Serve Adults and Youth Facing Barriers to Employment

October 20, 2015

State WIOA Governor's discretionary funds can be used to expand access to employment, training, education, and support services for adults and youth facing barriers to employment. Here are some ideas for how your state can maximize the use of these funds to support low-income individuals facing barriers to employment in your state.

Workforce Investment Act

Making the Case: Why the Public Workforce System Should Prioritize Jobseekers Facing Barriers to Employment

October 20, 2015

WIOA places a priority on serving adults and youth who are low-income and receiving public benefits, but local and state public workforce systems will need to make deliberate decisions with regard to resource allocation and prioritization of adults and youth facing barriers to employment.Here are six reasons why the public workforce should prioritize and serve adults and youth facing barriers to employment.

Workforce Investment Act

Functions of State and Local Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Boards

October 20, 2015

Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) statute, state and local WIOA boards arerequired to perform several functions with regard to setting priorities for the public workforce system,governance, and allocating resources. Here is a snapshot of the functions of state and local WIOA boards.

Workforce Investment Act

Elements of State and Local Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Plans

October 20, 2015

Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) statute, local and state WIOA boards much develop and submit four-year strategic and operational plans to guide their implementation of WIOA. Here is a snapshot of the items that must be included in local and state WIOA plans, including Combined State Plans.

Workforce Investment Act

Community Asset Mapping: Questions to Assess Workforce Services, Supports, and Service Gaps

October 20, 2015

These Community asset mapping questions can begin to guide communities in assessing workforce services and supports available for adult and youth jobseekers facing barriers to employment. Communities are encouraged to consider other assessment questions they may want ask as well.

Workforce Investment Act

Where's the Money?: Federal Employment and Training Funding Sources

October 20, 2015

Many federal and state public systems and funding streams that target individuals and families living in poverty aim to increase employment and economic opportunity among these individuals, many of whom face barriers to employment. Here are a few federal resources that can be used to fund employment services for low-income individuals who often face chronic unemployment.

Employment Program Funding

Second Chance Reauthorization Act - Fact Sheet

July 6, 2015

Signed into law on April 9, 2008, the Second Chance Act (P.L. 110-199) is designed to positively impact the life outcomes of individuals transitioning into society after experiencing incarceration. The Second Chance Act authorizes grants to state, local, and federally recognized tribal governments to provide support strategies and services designed to reduce recidivism and create opportunities for people returning from prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities. In June 2015, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) introduced a bill (S. 1513) to reauthorize the Second Chance Act. This fact sheet prepared by the National Initiatives on Poverty and Economic Opportunity team describes some of the provisions included in the Second Chance Reauthorization Act.

Second Chance Act

Social and Economic Impact: Transitional Jobs and Subsidized Employment Programs

November 11, 2014

Transitional jobs (TJ) and subsidized employment programs can make a compelling social and economic impact. These programs have been shown to make communities safer, improve outcomes for participants' children, strengthen vulnerable families, grow local economies, and mitigate the impact of poverty.Workforce development stakeholders can use this one-page resource to understand and promote the social and economic value of TJ and subsidized employment programs. In particular, workforce development stakeholders can give this resource to potential employer partners who want to develop a corporate social responsibility (CSR) program or grow the impact of their current CSR activities.

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