Department of Labor’s Highlights Coordination Across Systems
One of the challenges in providing employment services to homeless families is a lack of coordination across systems and across funding streams. Three projects, in Tocoma, WA, Cambridge, MA and Portland, OR, recently funded through the Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation Fund (“the Innovation Fund”) are directly addressing this coordination challenge.
All Innovation Fund grantees are conducting evaluations of their interventions. As a result, the housing partners in Innovation Fund projects will contribute to the field by helping to target future investments in employment services for homeless families.
The Innovation Fund is one of several new federal grant programs, including the Department of Education’s Investing in Education Fund and the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund, in which grantor agencies fund projects that seek to use evidence to design program strategies.
Click here for the DOL blog post on the Innovation Fund for more information.