Sacramento City Council to vote on jobs strategy, funding

The Sacramento City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a plan to invest more than $14 million into workforce development for marginalized and vulnerable areas.If approved, the money for the Workforce Development Framework and Spending Plan would come from the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.”The COVID pandemic significantly magnified existing disparities in Sacramento, particularly for our marginalized and vulnerable communities and neighborhoods,” read a city staff report for Tuesday’s agenda item.The city’s plan would earmark money in three separate workforce development phases.Allocation of ARPA Dollars$2.75 million for Youth and Workforce Training Project $6.98 million Californians for All: Youth Workforce grant agreement with the State ofCalifornia $5 million: Mid-Yr. Allocation for Continued Youth Workforce Programming of CARES Workforce Recovery Portfolio These dollars would be targeted to adult and youth populations in marginalized neighborhoods and communities, according to the city staff report, including youth and young adults from foster care, re-entry or immigrant/refugee populations.”The City continues to help its residents respond to the negative economic impacts of the COVID,” read the rationale for the direction of money. “From lack of proper access to broadband or internet, technology deficiencies, virtual-learning burn-out, increased stress from health/mental-health-related conditions, job loss or limited job training availability and limited job placement services due to the closures of companies and businesses. Continuing to invest in workforce programming will address these disparities and will allow the City to provide economic recovery to its residents that have been impacted by COVID-19.”Click here to read the entire staff report.

The Sacramento City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a plan to invest more than $14 million into workforce development for marginalized and vulnerable areas.

If approved, the money for the Workforce Development Framework and Spending Plan would come from the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

“The COVID pandemic significantly magnified existing disparities in Sacramento, particularly for our marginalized and vulnerable communities and neighborhoods,” read a city staff report for Tuesday’s agenda item.

The city’s plan would earmark money in three separate workforce development phases.

Allocation of ARPA Dollars

  • $2.75 million for Youth and Workforce Training Project
  • $6.98 million Californians for All: Youth Workforce grant agreement with the State of
    California
  • $5 million: Mid-Yr. Allocation for Continued Youth Workforce Programming of CARES Workforce Recovery Portfolio

These dollars would be targeted to adult and youth populations in marginalized neighborhoods and communities, according to the city staff report, including youth and young adults from foster care, re-entry or immigrant/refugee populations.

“The City continues to help its residents respond to the negative economic impacts of the COVID,” read the rationale for the direction of money. “From lack of proper access to broadband or internet, technology deficiencies, virtual-learning burn-out, increased stress from health/mental-health-related conditions, job loss or limited job training availability and limited job placement services due to the closures of companies and businesses. Continuing to invest in workforce programming will address these disparities and will allow the City to provide economic recovery to its residents that have been impacted by COVID-19.”

Click here to read the entire staff report.

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