Webinar - Ready to Work Grant Program

Good morning,

The  Skills for America's Future is hosting an informational webinar a webinar scheduled for Thursday, April 3 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. (ET) to discuss the Ready to Work Grant Program.  Additional details and a link to register are included in the following message.  Mark your calendars!

Gail Cope, SME, LINCS Program Management Group



Engaging Employers in Serving the Long-term Unemployed: 

A Background Briefing on the Ready to Work Grant Program



Date: Thursday, April 3    


Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm ET



Skills for America's Future invites you to participate in a webinar on the Ready to Work grant program.


Recently, in response to the need to help place long-term unemployed Americans in full-time jobs, the White House announced plans to make $150 million in H1-B Visa funds available to support local workforce partnerships. These Ready to Work funds will help local workforce investment boards, community colleges and other local training providers, faith-based organizations, businesses, business associations and others groups train, place and support the long-term unemployed. These grants will be administered by the US Department of Labor (DOL). DOL expects to provide grant funds to 20-30 such public-private partnerships around the country.


These grants may be significant in size and many applicants have questions on how they might effectively use the funds.  This webinar will provide potential grantees with strategies for employer engagement, serving with the long-term unemployed, and targeting H-1B occupations and industries. 




Rene Bryce-Laporte, Aspen Institute



John Colborn - Skills for America's Future

Byron Auguste - White House, National Economic Council

Neil Ruiz - Brookings Institution, Metropolitan Program

Marie Lynch - Skills for Chicagoland's Future

Joe Carbone - The WorkPlace


Register for the webinar here