HUD Publishes Forecast Notice for Release of Jobs Plus Pilot Program Solicitation
HUD has published a "forecast notice" today that it will release a solicitation on February 7, 2016 for its Jobs Plus Pilot program. This advance notice of intent gives both the local Boards and AJCs an opportunity to collaborate with Public Housing Authorities in developing an application. The full synopsis is available at FR-6100-N-14 on www.grants.gov
The purpose of the Jobs Plus Pilot program is to develop locally-based, job-driven approaches to increase earnings and advance employment outcomes through work readiness, employer linkages, job placement, educational advancement, technology skills, and financial literacy for residents of public housing.
The place-based Jobs Plus Pilot program addresses poverty among public housing residents by incentivizing and enabling employment through earned income disregards for working families, and a set of services designed to support work including employer linkages, job placement and counseling, educational advancement, and financial counseling.
Ideally, these incentives will saturate the target developments, building a culture of work and making working families the norm.
Applicants are encouraged to develop key partnerships to connect participants with any other needed services to remove barriers to work. An Individualized Training and Services Plan (ITSP) should be developed for each participant to establish goals and service strategies, and to track progress.