Project Title: UnidosUS Avanzando 2 Good Jobs
Region (applicant-defined)/State(s) or territory served: Denver, Colorado and Puerto Rico
Phase (applicant-defined): System Development
Award Amount: $11,380,401
Key Industry / Industries: Aerospace & Defense; Building and Construction; Financial and Professional Services
Contact: Irene Cuyun, Deputy Vice President, Programs & Development, [email protected]; Luis Quinones, Sr Director of Workforce Development, [email protected]
Project Narrative (applicant submitted) (PDF)
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UnidosUS (UUS), the nation's largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization, will bolster the economies of Puerto Rico and Denver, with a focus on training Latino populations in both locations. In Puerto Rico, UnidosUS will partner with the local One Stop Career Center, to train residents in the growing construction and aerospace industries, with target roles including pipefitters, steamfitters, electricians, and as aircraft mechanics. This investment will support Puerto Rico’s economy as it recovers from multiple natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic. In Denver, UnidosUS will partner with Mi Casa Resource Center to train residents in the professional services industry with target roles including healthcare administration, human resources, and legal services. This investment in training professional service workers will strengthen several growth industries in Denver, by providing the skilled professional services workers needed for a variety of businesses to expand and thrive.

The project narrative included above is what was submitted by the applicants. The final EDA-approved scope of work may differ.