Jobs Plus Pilot Program

Purpose of the Program.

The purpose of Jobs Plus Pilot program is to develop locally-based approaches to increase earnings and advance employment outcomes such as work readiness, employer linkages, job placement, educational advancement and financial literacy.

The place-based Jobs Plus

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Pilot program addresses entrenched poverty among public housing residents by offering targeted developments with various incentives and supports including income disregards for working families, employer linkages, job placement and counseling, educational advancement, and financial counseling.
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Jobs-Plus Pilot Initiative

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Office: None

Estimated Funding: $24,000,000

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants are PHAs that operate one or more public housing developments (as designated for asset management purposes) that meet the criteria outlined in this NOFA.

A list of developments that meet the criteria is provided in [Appendix B] however, the mere appearance of a development on this list does not necessarily mean that the development is appropriate for a Jobs Plus program.

Criteria for Eligible Developments Minimum development size of 250 households (excluding elderly-only households) At least 50 percent of the households (excluding elderly-only households) contain no member showing earned income in PIC Because Jobs Plus is a place-based program, units to be served must be within a ¼ mile radius of each other.

This requirement may disqualify developments on the Eligible Development list if the AMP is for scattered sites that are not within the required radius.

Developments that belong to PHAs that are considered troubled in PHAS or are on the PHARS list or that are in receivership are not eligible to participate.

Non-profit organizations, resident associations, and for-profit organizations are not eligible to apply for funding under this NOFA.

Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.

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