City Announces $5.7 Million Federal Grant for Job Training
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) grant of $5.72 million to the Office of Economic & Workforce Development (OEWD) to provide job training and transitional employment to low-income, non-custodial parents in San Francisco through the Transitions SF program. The grant is one of seven awarded nationally to communities to improve the employability, earnings and opportunities for advancement of non-custodial parents and ex-offenders.
“This funding will make a significant impact in strengthening San Francisco’s families and improving the lives of children,” said Mayor Lee. “I am grateful to the Department of Labor for helping our City build upon the successful workforce and child support programs like Transitions SF that assist parents in becoming skilled, employed and self-sufficient.” Read more.