Bridges to Career Opportunities

Posted by Local Initiatives Support Corporation on September 21, 2015

Bridges to Career Opportunities Funding Announcement

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), with funding from the Social Innovation Fund, would like to announce the opening of a grant competition for its Bridges to Career Opportunities (BCO) program. LISC will use a competitive process to select and fund nonprofit organizations that can effectively operate contextualized “bridge” programming, and connections to skills training for low-income unemployed and underemployed neighborhood residents, in which individuals are supported by career coaches and financial coaches through the process.

Funding will be limited to the following geographies: Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Greater Cincinnati Area, OH (including Newport and Covington, KY); Detroit, MI; Duluth, MN; Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN; Philadelphia, PA; Providence and Woonsocket, RI; San Diego, CA; and Uniontown, PA.

LISC intends to award approximately 32 grants averaging around $175,000 per award. Recipients will be required to provide a one-to-one cash match of any award.

LISC will host an informational webinar about the RFP on Wednesday, September 23rd from 2:00-3:30pm Eastern. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the webinar.

More information including the full Request for Proposals and webinar registration may be found at

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