- 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.