JFF Services in Support of HHS's Health Profession Opportunity Grants
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the availability of approximately $58 million in first-year funding for the second round of Health Profession Opportunity Grants. These grants support demonstration projects that provide TANF recipients and other low-income individuals with the opportunity to obtain education and training for well-paying, high-demand occupations in the health care field. HHS expects to award 35 HPOG grants with award amounts ranging from $600,000 to $3 million per year over five years.
- Conducting labor market analyses to identify unmet labor needs and high-demand occupations in health care.
- Designing career pathways that enable participants to enter higher-wage health care occupations and that are aligned with current and emerging workforce needs of regional health care employers.
- Supporting maximum employer engagement in pathway design, curriculum development, program leadership, and work-based learning opportunities.
- Designing accelerated and contextualized learning opportunities that combine basic skills education, work readiness, and occupational training.
- Facilitating credit attainment and noncredit to credit articulation discussions.
- Organizing and facilitating peer learning opportunities and communities of practice to capture lessons, share knowledge, and promote program improvement.
We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your Health Profession Opportunity Grant approach and whether there is a role for JFF’s expertise in your project design. Please contact Tom Hooper at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617.728.4446 x134. Download a printable list of our HPOG services below.
JFF Services in Support of USDOL’s H-1B Ready to Work Partnership Grants
The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the availability of approximately $150 million in Ready to Work Partnership grant funding to provide long-term unemployed workers with individualized counseling, training, and supportive and specialized services leading to rapid employment in jobs and industries for which employers use H-1B visas to hire foreign workers. Up to 30 grants with award amounts ranging from $3 to $10 million will be awarded.
Jobs for the Future’s team of nationally recognized subject matter experts are available to help with critical design and implementation issues posed by this solicitation. Our technical assistance capacity related to key activities described in the Solicitation for Grant Applications includes:
- Designing career pathways that enable participants to enter H-1B specialty occupations
- Brokering high-quality on-the-job training opportunities.
- Developing incumbent worker training strategies that include innovate approaches, such as work-based learning.
- Designing accelerated and contextualized classroom-based learning opportunities.
- Optimizing access to and use of real-time labor market information.
- Facilitating credit attainment and articulation discussions.
- Building the capacity of workforce intermediaries.
We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your Ready to Work approach and whether there is a role for JFF’s expertise in your project design. Please contact Maria Flynn at email@example.com. Download a printable list of our H1-B services below.