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Comcast and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Collaborate to Close the Digital Divide

In case you missed it, last month Comcast published this news release about their Internet Essentials program. This opportunity enables adults and young learners to "get connected from the comfort of their own homes and take advantage of resources to get a GED credential, apply for and complete college, and acquire the necessary digital literacy skills to thrive in a highly competitive, global workforce." 

HUD Announces $24 Million in Grants for Jobs Plus Pilot Program for Public Housing Agencies

Good afternoon all,

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced funding availability for the Jobs Plus Pilot Program.  See the notice below that appeared in the latest OCTAE Connection on October 16.

Gail Cope, LINCS Program Management Group

Career Pathways for Public Housing Residents

Greetings, LINCS Career Pathways and Program Management groups and welcome to HUD personnel!  Today is the first day of our discussion of how HUD personnel and adult educators can collaborate at the national, state, and local levels to better serve the population of public housing residents in moving toward self-sufficiency.  In the webinar this afternoon, we will learn about how HUD’s Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) and Resident Opportunity Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) programs can help residents access education, job training, and employment opportunities to promote self-suffici

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