Connect Low-Income Employees to Publicly Funded Work Supports

Posted by on December 1, 2006

Grants of up to $140,000 Available for Initiatives to Connect Low-Income Employees to Publicly Funded Work Supports

With support from the Ford Foundation, the Families and Work Institute has announced a request for proposals for the Supporting Work Project. Approximately four grants will be awarded of up to $140,000 for community-based projects to increase the number of employers facilitating access to publicly funded work supports for low-wage employees, including but not limited to the Earned Income Tax Credit, child care assistance, transportation assistance, food stamps, Medicaid, the State Children?s Health Insurance Program, or housing assistance. While applicants are strongly encouraged to involve local elected officials in their application, the lead agency requesting the grant may be a government, non-profit, or for-profit entity. Proposals are due Jan. 8, 2007. For more information, contact You may also contact Abby Hughes Holsclaw at the YEF Institute at (202) 626-3107 or

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