On July 25, the Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund (OYIF) announced its second round of grants, which provides a new award to Capital Workforce Partners and the Hartford Opportunity Youth Collaborative as well as 18 additional communities across the United States. The Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund is managed by the Aspen Institute’s Forum for Community Solutions and is dedicated to reconnecting “Opportunity Youth” to education and employment.
All 19 OYIF community grantees received one year planning grants last year along with 2 communities that received multi-year awards. Collectively, these 21 community grantees, which includes Hartford, Connecticut, will continue to focus their efforts on the successful reconnection of Opportunity Youth through community collaborations that remove barriers, connect the various systems that touch their lives, and begin to scale effective pathways to jobs and long-term, family-sustaining success. The Aspen Forum for Community Solutions plans to provide up to $13 million in grants to the 21 OYIF sites and learning partners over the five-year course of the Fund.
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