Strengthening Working Families Initiative Grant

Working Families Initiative Grant for Maryvale and Mesa Parents

The city of Phoenix has been awarded a grant funded by the Department of Labor to deliver workforce and support services to 600 parents living primarily in Maryvale and Mesa.   Through an interdisciplinary team comprised of: [email protected] American Job Centers City of Phoenix and Maricopa County; City of Phoenix Community Economic Development Department, City of Phoenix Human Services Department (Head Start and Community Action programs); Maricopa County Human Services Department (Head Start); Maricopa County Community College District, Arizona Department of Economic Security Child Care Administration; MAXIMUS Human Services, Incorporated and the Association for Supportive Child Care, the project will recruit, train and assist low income parents with dependent children who qualify for Head Start, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and/or Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act programs in in securing and retaining employment in targeted middle to high skilled H-1B occupations, specifically in Healthcare, Information Technology and Business.

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The below table shows the specific targeted occupations in relevant H-1B industries, how they align to projected job growth in Arizona and the credential attained.

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The Department of Labor provides a six month implementation period prior to having customers enroll in the grant.  During this time, partners will convene and determine the sites where customers can enroll in the grant, no later than January 1, 2017.

Please watch this website for periodic updates to the implementation of this program.  To be placed on a contact list to be notified when people can begin enrolling, please complete click the below button.

Grant Contact Form

If your contact information changes after you submit this form, please be sure to submit a new one.  The most recent submission will be used for connecting with people in January.

Thank you for your interest in this program.  We look forward to speaking with you.

This program is an equal opportunity program through the Strengthening Working Families Grant funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.  Ancillary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.