The Good Jobs Initiative Impact
The Good Jobs Initiative helps federal agencies leverage their grant-making, procurement, and other investment dollars to improve job quality, promote equity, and support economic empowerment for communities across the nation.
Use the tool below to explore how the Good Jobs Initiative has partnered with federal agencies to embed job quality and equity incentives in federal funding opportunities.
About This Information
"Good Jobs provisions" refer to high labor standards that are in alignment with the Good Jobs Principles. For the purposes of this tracker this means language that requires, prioritizes, or otherwise encourages grant applicants to adopt: project labor agreements, community benefits agreements, local or economic hire agreements, joint labor management or other non-RAP training programs, RAP training programs, supportive services, creation of good paying jobs, inclusion of strong labor standards, free and fair choice to join a union, workforce DEIA programs or plans, anti-discrimination or harassment programs or plans, participation in OFCCP Mega Programs, or the distribution of workplace rights notices.
Reiterating pre-existing legal requirements does not count as a good job provision for the purposes of this tracker. For example, many FOAs include sections on pre-existing anti-discrimination laws, however by itself, this language is not counted as requiring, prioritizing or otherwise encouraging an anti-discrimination or harassment plan.
Funding amounts are primarily estimated by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and are derived from publicly available information found in the funding opportunity announcement. In some cases, such as with the Department of Commerce's Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) grant, DOL's estimate may diverge due to different methodologies for counting funding in multi-stage disbursements or for other technical reasons. DOL may also include FOAs which have were published after the OSTP dataset was last updated.
Good Jobs Initiative (GJI) impact is estimated by where GJI either provided direct technical assistance (TA) on a FOA or where the FOA contains one or more Good Jobs provisions as listed above and the FOA posted date occurred after DOL signed an MOU with the agency. These are considered influenced because language that is developed through direct TA often serves as a template for subsequent grants and is replicated across subsequent funding opportunities.
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