Category Archives: Workforce Issues

House Moves Bill With Career and Technical Education Innovation Program

A House education committee today unanimously approved legislation (HR 5587) that would reauthorize the Department of Education’s career and technical education programs. The bipartisan legislation would also create a new innovation program that would support evidence-based career and technical education … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Workforce Issues

Performance Partnership Pilots: An Early Look

The Social Innovation Research Center has today released a report examining the early progress of the Performance Partnership Pilots (P3) program. First authorized by Congress in January 2014, P3 allows projects that are focused on youth to align and better … Continue reading

Posted in Children and Families, Education, Government Performance, Workforce Issues

Workforce Innovation Fund Grants Announced

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has made 11 new grants totaling $50.7 million under the Workforce Innovation Fund (WIF). The new grants, announced September 24, come on top of $171 million in previous grants made over the past two … Continue reading

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New Workforce Law Provides $300 Million for Pay-for-Success Programs

On July 22, President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law. The law authorizes and reauthorizes a total $9.5 billion per year in federal funding for workforce programs. The new law eliminates 15 existing federal workforce … Continue reading

Posted in Social Impact Bonds / Pay for Success, Workforce Issues

Workforce Innovation Fund Announces New Grant Competition

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of $53 million in new grants through its Workforce Innovation Fund (WIF). Eligible applicants include state workforce agencies and local workforce investment boards.  According to the solicitation, as in previous WIF … Continue reading

Posted in Social Impact Bonds / Pay for Success, Workforce Issues