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General Purposes

National Skills Coalition

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $400,000
  • Grant Period March 1, 2011–February 28, 2013
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant renewal continues partial support to the National Skills Coalition, a practitioner-focused coalition that inserts effective practice and on-the-ground experience into national policy debates about how to move low-income adults into skilled, long-term employment. The coalition acts as a central voice for grassroots training practitioners and employers in the national debate about welfare-to-work and workforce development policies, and serves as a clearinghouse of information for practitioners, employers, and policymakers. The coalition’s four-point strategy focuses on: building a national, multistakeholder network; conducting or encouraging strategic research and analysis; developing communication tools for local workforce advocates; and engaging in direct and grassroots advocacy to inform public policy.