Birmingham receives $10.8m Good Jobs Challenge grant
The City of Birmingham is proud to announce that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $10.8 million grant from the U.S. Good Jobs Challenge rescue program to the City of Birmingham to establish the Birmingham Region Health Partnership, a health workforce training programme. This program will build a pool of qualified health professionals and digital health professionals. Through partnership with local health employers, it will provide access to high-quality health jobs to traditionally underserved communities, including women and people of color.
This grant is the result of close collaboration between the City of Birmingham, Jefferson County, and the region’s five largest healthcare employers, as well as partners such as Birmingham Business Alliance, Central Six AlabamaWorks!, Innovate Birmingham, Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham, STRIVE, and the Alabama Women’s Foundation. In the first year of the three-year grant, these partners will work together to establish the Birmingham Region Health Partnership and develop a roadmap to connect workers across the region to training opportunities and career paths in the healthcare sector. health. Over the life of the grant, the partners plan to train and place over 1,000 job seekers in high-quality healthcare jobs.
“We are honored to receive the Good Jobs Challenge grant. This is truly a collaborative effort between the city and our partners to improve workforce development in our region,” said Mayor Randall L. Woodfin. “These funds from the Biden-Harris administration will go a long way in our commitment to building a more equitable and inclusive economy designed to serve the people.”
Read more about the award and the press release here. (https://eda.gov/arpa/good-jobs-challenge/awardees/City-of-Birmingham.htm)