As many of you know, DHCD has issued an RFR to build on Secure Jobs Connect and fund additional workforce development efforts for homeless and at-risk families. The link to the RFR can be found here: http://www.mass.gov/hed/docs/
dhcd/hs/dhcd-secure-jobs- initiative-rfr-january-2014- final.pdf
A few key facts in the RFR:
- Western Mass. will be awarded only one grant maximum (5 grants to be awarded statewide)
- The maximum grant amount is $250,000
- Regional networks (such as ours) must be key partners in the grant application
- The deadline is 3/7
The Network is pleased to facilitate the coordination of our regional response and invites you to a meeting to plan further on:
Friday, February 14
10:30 – 11:45 am
Northampton Senior Center
67 Conz Street, Northampton
If you are unable to make the meeting but would like to participate in the process, please email me and I can be sure to collect your thoughts and relay them to the group and keep you in the communication loop.
Please let me know if you plan to attend.
I look forward to exploring this exciting opportunity with you.
Pamela Schwartz, Director
Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness