Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Job Opportunities for Low-Income Individuals (JOLI) Program

The Office of Community Services' (OCS) Job Opportunities for Low-Income Individuals (JOLI) program helps low-income individuals achieve economic self-sufficiency. The purpose of the JOLI program is to create jobs to be filled by low-income individuals. JOLI applicants provide technical and/or financial assistance to private employers in the community to assist them in creating employment and business opportunities for individuals receiving TANF and other low-income individuals. In order to create these sustainable employment and other opportunities, funded projects should focus on the following three program strategies: (1) new business ventures, (2) business expansion, and (3) self-employment/micro-enterprise projects.

OCS Full Announcement

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2008-ACF-OCS-EO-0054
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posted Date: Apr 23, 2008
Creation Date: Apr 23, 2008
Original Closing Date for Applications: Jun 02, 2008
Current Closing Date for Applications: Jun 02, 2008
See link to full announcement for details. IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications submitted electronically via must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m., eastern time, on the due date referenced above.
Archive Date: Jul 02, 2008
Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Category of Funding Activity: Income Security and Social Services

Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 11
Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,838,000
Award Ceiling: $475,000
Award Floor: $0
CFDA Number: 93.593 -- Job Opportunities for Low-Income Individuals
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Applicants must state clearly both in the abstract and at the beginning of the project, which one of these three program strategies they will be using. While OCS will accept applications that propose projects containing more than one of these program strategies, OCS encourages applicants to focus on one. Applicants are required to allot a minimum of 20 percent of the JOLI funds received for the provision of financial assistance to program participants for the purpose of creation or expansion of a business created by the applicant's project.

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