- Program Education
- Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
- Grant Amount $200,000
- Grant Period July 1, 2008–June 30, 2009
- Location San Antonio, TX, United States
- Geographic Focus Texas
About this grant
This grant will provide general purpose support to Project QUEST, Inc. As a nationally recognized sectoral employment program, Project QUEST defines the skills required to succeed in targeted, hard-to-fill occupations, then recruits, trains, and develops adults so that they are qualified and ready for employment. Project QUEST has placed over 2,100 participants in jobs paying family-sustaining wage levels. A 2006 Texas Workforce Commission study indicates that approximately 95 percent of those participants remain employed a year later. Verifications of pay show that alumni who graduated in 2004 are currently earning an average wage that is more than 200 percent higher than incomes before training.