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June 16, 2010 — DOL Funding Announcement: Healthcare Capacity-Building Grants

Dear Congressional Staff,

Today, the Department of Labor will announce $8.1 million in capacity-building grants, Enhancing the Ability of Community- and Faith-Based Organizations to Deliver Virtual Career Exploration Services, Including Healthcare Careers, supported by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. These projects are designed to provide healthcare training and virtual service-delivery models (i.e. web-based services) to promote career opportunities in the healthcare sector.

The Coaching to Care Initiative will be receiving $2,223,649 through this capacity-building grants program. The grantee is the Ser-Jobs for Progress National, Inc. (SER National). This project will serve a community in your district.

These grants, totaling $8.1 million and awarded to three national community- and faith-based organizations, will help the grantees ensure that appropriate computer technology equipment is available; establish adequate capacity and speed of internet connections at all affiliate locations; provide all partners with necessary software tools for pre-training and training activities, including computer literacy, career exploration, and career development; and implement training for career coaches and provide staffing resources at the local level.

Please see the attached fact sheet about the project, as well as contact information for the grantee who you should contact if you require additional details.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Adri Jayaratne ( or Aaron Ver ( in the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at (202) 693-4600.