Congratulations Prince George's County: Grant Awards from DLLR! / by Tressa Dorsey

TAD Grants is always happy to collaborate with innovative performance driven organizations. Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation Workforce Services Division is a prime example of one of these organizations. Under the leadership of Executive Director, Walter Simmons, GCDF they have brought in over a million dollars in 2018 and are just getting started! The grant writing team here at TAD Grants is proud to have written for and been awarded close to half a million of those funds. The collaboration with Prince George's County is not just on grant writing but on extensive professional development training. This is lending to the overall strategic plan to build capacity and have the trained professionals to execute the grants effectively. This is one contributor to the success in serving job seekers and businesses throughout their county. Congratulations to the Prince George's County team we are excited to continue helping build capacity and provide more services to you community! 

DLLR Competitive Grant Proposal (CGP) for Local Workforce Development Areas For Training Projects in Highway or Capital Transit Construction Skills (HCCT)

Award Amount: $224,827

The Prince George’s Construction Works Program (CWP) will connect job seekers with multiple barriers to employment with training that leads to employment in the high-demand highway construction and transportation occupations. Approximately 45 job seekers will be enrolled in the program and will receive training to enter the following occupations: Construction Laborer, Carpenter, Commercial Painter, Heavy Equipment Operator, Electrician, and Welder.

Participants who successfully complete skills training will be connected with work based learning experiences, including registered apprenticeships, subsidized work experiences, on-the-job training and customized placement assistance

Targeted populations include Prince George’s County residents who are:

  • Displaced Homemakers
  • Ex-Offenders/Returning Citizens
  • Individuals facing Substantial Cultural Barriers
  •  English Language Learners
  • Unemployed (including Long-Term Unemployed)
  • Individuals with low Literacy Levels
  • Individuals without a High School Diploma
  • Low-Income Individuals (Including TANF and SNAP Recipients
  • Disconnected Youth age 18-24

DLLR Competitive Grant Proposal (CGP) for Local Workforce Development Areas for Demonstration Projects in Career Pathways and Co-Enrollment of WIOA Title II Students into Title I Programs

Award Amount: $249,408

Prince George’s County Workforce Services Division will partner with the International Refugee Committee and Prince George’s Community College to  provide specialized workforce services to English-language learners (ELL) to create and align career pathways into the Construction Industry through the Prince George’s County Construction Works Program (CWP). Participants will have opportunities to enter career pathways into the construction trades by receiving both basic skills instruction and construction skills training that integrate English as a Second Language (ESL) course instruction with pre-apprenticeship and occupational skills training leading to employment.

30 participants will be provided with Basic skills instruction that includes ESL instruction in combination with training for the following occupations: Residential or Commercial Painter, Brickmason and Blockmason, and Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician.

Participants who successfully complete skills training will be connected with work based learning experiences, including registered apprenticeships, subsidized work experiences and on-the-job training.