UWCV: Addressing Economic Distress Recompete Plan

*2023 Recompete Finalist and Strategy Development Grant recipient

Application Title: UWCV: Addressing Economic Distress Recompete Plan

Lead Applicant: United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley

State(s) Served: Georgia, Alabama

Applicant-Defined Region: Columbus, GA-AL metropolitan statistical area

Contact: Ben Moser (grants@unitedcv.org)

The UWCV: Addressing Economic Distress Recompete Plan, led by the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley, requests approximately $20 million to prepare residents for jobs in advanced manufacturing and construction and to combat barriers to employment through targeted investments in childcare and job readiness. The region has faced job and population loss due to the 2015 Fort Moore force reduction, as well as persistently high levels of poverty, particularly among Black communities. With a focus on eight distressed counties in the Columbus, Georgia-Alabama metropolitan statistical area, the Finalist will partner with a well-established network of community colleges, trade schools, employers, and other stakeholders to scale proven training and wraparound models and to innovate to address the regional childcare crisis.

Recompete Plan Narrative (PDF)

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