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File #: 20-0149    Version: 1 Name: ED - Program that serves formerly incarcerated and other justice involved individuals
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 1/29/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/18/2020 Final action: 2/18/2020
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement, and any necessary documents and subsequent amendments, with the South Bay Workforce Investment Board, Inc., to accept grant funding in an amount not to exceed $373,697, to operate the California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) Prison to Employment (P2E) program, which serves formerly incarcerated and other justice involved individuals, for the period of November 26, 2019 to March 31, 2022; and Increase appropriations in the Community Development Grants Fund Group in the Economic Development Department by $373,697, offset by grant reimbursement revenue. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Economic Development
Attachments: 1. 021820-C-8sr.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement, and any necessary documents and subsequent amendments, with the South Bay Workforce Investment Board, Inc., to accept grant funding in an amount not to exceed $373,697, to operate the California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) Prison to Employment (P2E) program, which serves formerly incarcerated and other justice involved individuals, for the period of November 26, 2019 to March 31, 2022; and

Increase appropriations in the Community Development Grants Fund Group in the Economic Development Department by $373,697, offset by grant reimbursement revenue. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
Pacific Gateway Workforce Innovation Network (Pacific Gateway) administers various employment and educational training programs through The WorkPlace, Harbor Gateway WorkSource Center, Harbor YouthSource Center, FutureLB, and partnerships with selected community organizations. These programs assist job seekers in acquiring skills leading to employment in high-demand occupations by local employers.

In 2019, Pacific Gateway met with other local workforce development boards (City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, City of Glendale, Foothill Employment and Training Connection, South Bay, and Southeast Los Angeles County to collaborate in developing regional partnerships and planning for successful implementation of the Los Angeles Basin Regional Planning Unit’s (LARPU) Prison to Employment (P2E) program.

LARPU was awarded a grant under the P2E initiative from the CWDB. As a result, Pacific Gateway was awarded up to $373,697 to administer the project and 35 participants. Through the project, Pacific Gateway will provide workforce development services to justice-involved individuals based on the P2E model and federal, state, and local workforce development guidelines to include: CalJOBS registration, assessment, career development planning, workforce employment and training services. Additionally, par...

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