Long Beach, CA
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File #: 21-1047    Version: 1 Name: ED - Grant for City Summer Youth Employment Program
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 9/27/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/12/2021 Final action: 10/12/2021
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement, and all necessary documents or subcontracts including any subsequent amendments extending the grant term or changing the amount of the award, with the City of Los Angeles, Economic and Workforce Development Department, to accept up to $301,600 in City Summer Youth Employment Program Funds, to provide eligible at-risk youth and young adults between the ages of 14-24 with subsidized work experience developing foundational workplace skills and making connections to the labor force in service areas, for the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Economic Development
Attachments: 1. 101221-C-6sr.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement, and all necessary documents or subcontracts including any subsequent amendments extending the grant term or changing the amount of the award, with the City of Los Angeles, Economic and Workforce Development Department, to accept up to $301,600 in City Summer Youth Employment Program Funds, to provide eligible at-risk youth and young adults between the ages of 14-24 with subsidized work experience developing foundational workplace skills and making connections to the labor force in service areas, for the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
City Council approval is requested to enter into contract with the City of Los Angeles, Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD), to receive funding for Pacific Gateway Workforce Innovation Network (Pacific Gateway), San Pedro-based Harbor Gateway WorkSource Center (Center) to provide eligible at-risk youth and young adults between the ages of 14-24 with subsidized work experience, foundational workplace skills, and connections to the labor force in service areas through the City Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).

Pacific Gateway administers the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and other employment and training funds received annually by the City of Long Beach (City). These funds support job training programs and business services delivered by the WorkPlace, Youth Opportunity Center, Harbor Gateway WorkSource Center, and selected community-based organizations, to assist residents in acquiring skills leading to employment in high-demand occupations with local employers.

Pacific Gateway operates the Center on behalf of the communities surrounding the Los Angeles Harbor under a contract with the City of Los Angeles. That Center functions similarly to other Pacific Gateway job centers by providing employment assistance to adults and dislocated workers, and by partnering w...

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