Casey Seeks Grant Proposals for Atlanta Workforce Partnerships

Posted February 1, 2019
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Photo credit: Doug Kapustin for the Casey Foundation

The Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion is seek­ing pro­pos­als for com­mu­ni­ty-led work­force efforts to help res­i­dents in South­west Atlanta devel­op their skills and secure well-pay­ing jobs that align with their inter­ests. The Foundation’s Atlanta Civic Site will award grants of up to $150,000 each to col­lab­o­ra­tive part­ner­ships that pair res­i­dent engage­ment and lead­er­ship with strengths-based tal­ent devel­op­ment, wrap­around ser­vices and qual­i­ty job placements.

The appli­ca­tion dead­line is 5 p.m. EDT on March 15, 2019. A pre-sub­mis­sion infor­ma­tion ses­sion will be held on Feb. 122019.

3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Met­ro­pol­i­tan Library
1332 Met­ro­pol­i­tan Park­way SW
Atlanta, GA 30310


Among oth­er eli­gi­bil­i­ty require­ments, appli­cants must demon­strate the following:

  • a clear plan to recruit and engage residents;
  • a com­mit­ment to racial equi­ty and inclusion;
  • strong part­ner­ships with local employ­ers and neigh­bor­hood-based organizations;
  • expe­ri­ence pro­vid­ing job-readi­ness and skills training;
  • proven suc­cess in job place­ment and reten­tion; and
  • thought­ful approach­es to ser­vice align­ment. <p<></p<>

An eval­u­a­tion com­mit­tee com­posed of Casey staff, res­i­dents and oth­er part­ners will review the pro­pos­als and select recip­i­ents. Pri­or­i­ty con­sid­er­a­tion will be giv­en to those who plan to engage com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers in pro­gram design, imple­men­ta­tion and oversight.

Per­va­sive inequities have pre­vent­ed many res­i­dents in South­side neigh­bor­hoods from attain­ing the train­ing and cre­den­tials need­ed to secure qual­i­ty jobs that pay fam­i­ly-sus­tain­ing wages. This grant pro­gram is one of sev­er­al ini­tia­tives the Foun­da­tion is sup­port­ing to help com­mu­ni­ties of col­or in Atlanta access the oppor­tu­ni­ties nec­es­sary for them to ful­ly con­tribute to, and ben­e­fit from, the city’s grow­ing economy.

Casey is eager to explore new meth­ods of tal­ent and work­force devel­op­ment that enable res­i­dents to take own­er­ship of their career tra­jec­to­ries and secure well-pay­ing jobs,” says Janelle Williams, who over­sees the Foundation’s eco­nom­ic inclu­sion efforts in Atlanta. Col­lab­o­ra­tion and a strong com­mit­ment to racial equi­ty must be at the heart of that work.”

For addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion about the pro­gram, post an email to Kristi­na Sales.

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