On July 22, 2021, the Economic Development Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce announced $3 billion through a series of competitions to support economic and workforce development programs in regions across the country. The Good Jobs Challenge demonstrates a strong commitment to employer-led workforce models and a surprising level of flexibility in the use of funds.
MI Boot Camp.
The MI is supporting selected regions to apply for Good Jobs Challenge funding through a series of facilitated workshops, topical discussions and expert mentorship scheduled from mid-September through mid-December 2021 to align with the application deadline of Jan. 26, 2022. The eight sessions will take place approximately twice per month and will be subsidized by office hours with the workforce team between sessions. Applications are closed.
Example topics covered in the Boot Camp:
- Understanding the sector partnerships definitions
- Regional Strengths and Weaknesses
- Locating and Collecting Data
- Training Models and Workforce Development
- Equity strategies
Understanding the Good Jobs Challenge
The MI hosted multiple information sessions to help regions understand the funding opportunity, who is eligible and how they can apply.
To access the MI Good Jobs Presentation here.
EDA Program Resources
- EDA Good Jobs Presentation
- Notice of Funding Opportunity
- Frequently Asked Questions
- One Pager (PDF)
- Optional Budget Narrative and Staffing Plan Template (XLSX)
- Application Checklist (PDF)
- Find Your Economic Development District
Questions or comments?
For more information on the EDA’s Good Jobs Challenge or the upcoming boot camp, email us at [email protected].