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Workforce and Employment Policy Project

Michigan League for Public Policy

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2004–December 31, 2006
  • Location Lansing, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Michigan

About this grant

In Michigan, current workforce development policies do not adequately support work efforts or address the needs of low-wage workers. This lack of a comprehensive, strategic policy approach weakens the effectiveness of the state’s efforts to increase the number of workers who support themselves through employment and decrease dependence on public assistance. The Michigan League for Human Services’ Workforce and Employment Policy project will address the need for another approach.Multiyear funding will support a comprehensive program of activities focusing on state policies that support employment retention and income growth for low-wage employed individuals. Program goals include developing strategies to improve the availability of workforce services and programs for Michigan’s low-income families and individuals; advocating for policies that will positively impact the ability of Michigan’s low-wage workers to become economically self-sufficient; and supporting efforts to improve state and federally funded programs and services that help low-wage workers secure and retain jobs.The Michigan League for Human Services is a statewide organization dedicated to education, research and advocacy for the benefit of low-income and other vulnerable Michigan citizens.