Reinvest Northwest: Birmingham Career Accelerator Recompete Plan

*2023 Recompete Finalist

Application Title: Reinvest Northwest: Birmingham Career Accelerator Recompete Plan

Lead Applicant: City of Birmingham

State(s) Served: Alabama

Applicant-Defined Region: 19 Census tracts spanning four communities in Birmingham, Alabama: (1) North Birmingham; (2) Northside; (3) Pratt; (4) Smithfield

Contact: Sarah McMillan (sarah.mcmillan@birminghamal.gov)

The Reinvest Northwest: Birmingham Career Accelerator Recompete Plan, led by the city of Birmingham, requests approximately $20 million in funding to support the persistently distressed neighborhoods of North Birmingham, Pratt, Smithfield, and Northside. The neighborhoods of Northwest Birmingham have experienced significant challenges due to a legacy of disinvestment, systemic racism, pollution, and land use decisions. Recompete funding will connect people in the target neighborhoods to good jobs through the creation of a wraparound service center, workforce development hub, Black-owned business initiative entrepreneurship center, and expansion of a transportation program. The plan draws on commitments from Birmingham-area employers to provide good jobs to over 4,500 workers, as well as contributions from training, education, and other partners.

Recompete Plan Narrative (PDF)

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