On June 23, 2011, the Secretary of Labor announced $39.7 million in grants to help individuals with significant barriers to employment – specifically, low-income non-custodial parents and ex-offenders – obtain the skills they need in the workplace through the Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration (ETJD). The programs will offer more than 3,500 people temporary, paid work experiences to improve their employability, earnings and opportunities for advancement, as well as promote their self-sufficiency and long-term success in the workforce.
The Labor Department's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Grant Funding Opportunities Announcement for the ETJD (see SGA-DFA-PY-10-11) is available here. The ETJD grants ended on June 30, 2015, after operating for four years. More information on each of the ETJD grantees is available below:
|Organization Name||City||State||Total Funding Amount|
|Center for Community Alternatives||Syracuse||NY||$5,720,222|
|Goodwill of North Georgia Inc.||Atlanta||GA||$5,724,222|
|City and County of San Francisco||San Francisco||CA||$5,724,203|
|Tarrant County Workforce Development Board||Fort Worth||TX||$5,610,490|
|The Doe Fund Inc.||New York||NY||$5,631,033|
|Young Women's Christian Association
of Greater Milwaukee
Grantees Fact Sheets
- Center for Comunity Alternatives (Syracuse)
- Doe Fund (NYC)
- Goodwill (North GA)
- San Francisco, City and County - OEWD
- Tarrant Co Workforce Dev Board (TX)
- Workforce Inc (IN)
- YWCA of Greater Milwaukee (WI)
Click on the links below to visit each organization's website.
Current Status: Random Assignment Evaluation of the ETJD
Through the Random Assignment Evaluation of the ETJD, ETA hopes to determine the impact of comprehensive transitional jobs programs on low-income non-custodial parents and ex-offenders, with respect to their employment and earnings, criminal behavior, and also their family engagement. In addition, the evaluation will inform ETA, policy makers and service providers of ways that agencies and organizations working with the public workforce system can better connect employers with populations facing numerous barriers to long-term employment.
The Random Assignment Evaluation of the ETJD will include two reports:
- An initial report with chapters devoted to each site, which will include 12-month impact data, will be submitted to ETA in winter 2015-2016.
- The final report, with 30-month impact data, will be submitted to ETA in spring 2018.
For more information on the evaluation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The ETJD grants were part of the Obama Administration's Fatherhood Initiative. Also see the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse.
- When designing the ETJD grant competition, ETA considered past studies of transitional jobs program models and consulted with the U.S, Departments of Health and Human Services and Justice as well as stakeholders, such as National Transitional Jobs Network/Heartland Alliance, Reentry Resource Center (and other reentry resources by ETA's Division of Youth Services (including REO).