Strengthening Working Families Initiatives: Grants Management and Technical Assistance

Prepared for
U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Low- and middle-skilled workers aspire to gain skills and education for higher-paying jobs while finding safe, healthy, affordable, quality care for their children. Under the Strengthening Working Families Initiative, public-private partnerships collaborate to address parents’ training and supportive service needs, and to create sustainable local changes that help families navigate the workforce and child care systems simultaneously. Mathematica and its partner, the Urban Institute, are providing technical assistance to increase SWFI grantees’ capacity to assess challenges and needs. We are also helping SWFI grantees align workforce and child care systems; identify creative, workable strategies for systems change; and implement the strategies and monitor success.