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Opportunity Youth Employment Program Case Study: Daybreak

May 29, 2015

This resource is a case study on Daybreak, a program that offers emergency shelter, street outreach, housing, education, mental health, and employment services -- including transitional jobs (TJ) within a social enterprise setting -- to help youth get and stay housed. Daybreak's target population had originally been young teens ages 10 to 18, but because of increasing needs the program now gives more attention to transition-aged youth ages 18 to 24.

Homelessness; Youth

Milwaukee Employer Engagement Training

May 13, 2015

The National Initiatives field building team delivered a training course to stakeholders in Milwaukee on effective employer engagement strategies. Employer engagement is essential to the success of transitional jobs (TJ) and subsidized employment programs. The training provided an overview of the NTJN's new Employer Engagement Toolkit, and included exercises to help providers hone their messaging to employers about the value of partnering with TJ and subsidized employment programs.

Working Together to Create Employment: Implementation Strategies for Supportive Housing Providers

May 12, 2015

The National Initiatives field building team facilitated a workshop for Supportive Housing providers the inaugural CSH Summit in Chicago, IL. The workshop centered on best practices in connecting supportive housing tenants and other high barrier individuals to employment . We explored strategies supportive housing providers can use to implement employment services and social enterprise initiatives at little to no additional cost to their programs. We also examined steps that providers can take immediately and in the near future to connect tenants to meaningful employment.

Homelessness

Transitional Jobs Under WIOA: Better Serving Chronically Unemployed Jobseekers

May 4, 2015

In addition to strengthening the mandate to serve jobseekers facing barriers to employment, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) includes a comprehensive definition of the transitional jobs strategy and includes all components of transitional jobs programming as allowable uses of funds. This presentation, delivered at the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) 2015 Annual Conference, addresses the portions of the new law related to the transitional jobs strategy as well as other provisions related to better serving individuals facing barriers to employment, and offers recommendations for how workforce boards, service providers, and other stakeholders can respond to WIOA in ways that result in better outcomes for the chronically unemployed.

Comments to the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OSCE) on Proposed Rulemaking to Modernize and Increase the Flexibility and Efficiency of the Child Support Program

January 15, 2015

This document contains Heartland Alliance's comments to the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), which has released a proposed regulation to modernize the child support program and increase its flexibility and efficiency in securing reliable support for families. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposes to update existing rules, some of which are 35 years old, and make changes that would help modernize the program. Heartland Alliance's comments to the proposed rule commend many of the needed changes proposed by OCSE. In particular, the rule permits much-needed job services for eligible noncustodial parents, vital changes to how orders are calculated, and improvements to the handling of orders while the noncustodial parent is incarcerated.

Child Support

NCEH Connections Project Request for Proposals: Letter of Intent

January 8, 2015

This document is for ALL CONNECTIONS PROJECT APPLICANTS.The Connections Project Letter of Intent (LOI) is the first phase of the Connections Project Request for Proposals (RFP) process. To participate in the RFP process, all Connections Project applicantsmust submit a Letter of Intent to the National Center on Employment and Homelessness that answers these question prompts.

Homelessness

NCEH Connections Project Request for Proposals: Final Proposal

January 8, 2015

This document is for CONNECTIONS PROJECT FINALISTS ONLY. The Connections Project Final Proposal is the third phase of the Connections Project Request for Proposals (RFP) process. Connections Project Sites selected as finalists will be invited to prepare and submit a Final Proposal to the National Center on Employment and Homelessness that answers these question prompts. (NOTE - this version was UPDATED 4.8.2015 to include a question regarding target populations)

Homelessness

NCEH Connections Project Request for Proposals: Final Proposal Theory of Change Template

January 8, 2015

This document is for CONNECTIONS PROJECT FINALISTS ONLY.This is a theory of change template for Connections Project Finalist teams. All Connections Project Finalist teamswill need to complete a theory of change using this template and include it in their final proposal.

Homelessness

NCEH Connections Project Request for Proposals: Information Packet

January 8, 2015

This document is for ALL CONNECTIONS PROJECT APPLICANTS. This information packet will help stakeholders understand the Connections Project and application process, including what the National Center on Employment and Homelessness (NCEH) is looking for in Connections Project Sites and what to expect at each stage of the Connections Project Request for Proposals process. (NOTE - this version was UPDATED 4.8.2015 to edit a section on Page 12 regarding target populations.)

Homelessness

NCEH Connections Project Request for Proposals: Final Proposal Budgetary Worksheet

January 7, 2015

This is a budgetary worksheet for Connections Project Finalist teams. All Connections Project final proposals will need to complete a budget using this template.(NOTE - this version was UPDATED 4.13.2015 to include more detail regarding yearly expenses and other funds)

Homelessness

NCEH Connections Project Request for Proposals: Letter of Intent Application Cover Sheet

January 7, 2015

This is the Connections Project Letter of Intent (LOI) application cover sheet. All Connections Project applications must include this cover sheet.

Homelessness

NCEH Connections Project Request for Proposals: Final Proposal Cover Sheet

January 7, 2015

This is the Connections Project final proposal application cover sheet. All Connections Project Finalist teams must include this cover sheet in their application.

Homelessness

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