This grant will support a research study of the Michigan Works! network to learn about its programming and best practices. Public Policy Associates, Inc., a national public policy research, development, and evaluation firm headquartered in Lansing, Michigan will conduct the external analysis. A final report will provide leaders in Michigan with the insights needed to identify opportunities to support and enhance Michigan Works! programs that seek to address the middle-skill jobs gap and the needs of hard-to-serve people searching for employment.