Job Opportunities for Low-Income Individuals

The purpose of the JOLI program is to create new jobs to be filled by low-income individuals.

JOLI grantees create jobs through business plans and the provision of technical and/or financial assistance to private employers in the community.

Accordingly, JOLI grantees assist in creating
new employment and business opportunities for individuals receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and for other low-income individuals.

Funded projects focus on one of three program strategies to create new job and employment opportunities: (1) new business ventures, (2) business expansion, and (3) self-employment/micro-enterprise.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Revolving loan funds supporting micro-enterprise or other self-employment development and pertainent employment training and technical assistance and/or specialized job training related to new businesses and/or a specific business expansion project that is designed to create full-time permanent employment opportunities for eligible TANF and other low-income individuals to move them toward economic self-sufficiency.


Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.