The purpose of the Jobs Plus program is to develop locally-based, job-driven approaches that increase earnings and advance employment outcomes through work readiness, employer linkages, job placement, educational advancement, technology skills, and financial literacy for residents of public housing. The place-based Jobs Plus program addresses poverty among public housing residents by incentivizing and enabling employment through earned income disregards for working families and a set of services designed to support work including employer linkages, job placement and counseling, educational advancement, and financial counseling. Ideally, these incentives will saturate the target developments, building a culture of work and making working families the norm.
The Jobs Plus program consists of the following three core components (further described below):
- Employment-Related Services
- Financial Incentives - Jobs Plus Earned Income Disregard (JPEID)
- Community Supports for Work
HUD is making available approximately $15,000,000 through this NOFA for Jobs Plus Initiative.
Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6000-N-14
Opportunity Title: Jobs Plus Initiative Grant Program
Competition ID: FR-6000-N-14
CFDA No.: 14.895
OMB Approval Numbers: 2577-0281
Opening Date: April 11, 2016
Deadline Date: June 13, 2016
CONTACT INFORMATION: HUD staff will be available to provide clarification on the content of this NOFA. Please note that HUD staff cannot assist applicants in preparing their applications. Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFA should be directed to JobsPlus@hud.gov. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.