Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance

Agency Program Name CFA # Region Applicant Name Project Name Project Description CFA Award Amount Contract Executed Anticipated Completion Date
OTDA SoBRO SNAP Opportunities Program 32025 New York City South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation SoBRO SNAP Opportunities Program SoBRO?s SNAP Opportunities program will address unemployment and underemployment in the communities surrounding the south Bronx, utilizing a case management approach, job-readiness trainings, and skills and educational training programs to address these issues. Case Managers will meet one-on-one with participants for assessment and the provision of on-going follow-up. Participants will take part in job-readiness training to develop individual career goals, learn about resume writing, interviewing, good work behaviors such as being punctual and cooperative, and address barriers to job retention such as child care and transportation. Case Managers will also enroll participants in educational and/or skill training programs provided by SoBRO, such as courses in GED/ABE, ESOL, customer service training, retail training, CDL training, etc. $125,000.00 Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 19:00 Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 20:00
OTDA CEO SNAP Opportunities Program 32653 Southern Tier Center for Employment Opportunities CEO SNAP Opportunities Program The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) is dedicated to offering immediate, effective, and comprehensive employment services exclusively to men and women with recent criminal convictions. CEO?s employment programs help individuals gain the workplace skills and confidence needed for a successful transition to a stable, productive life. For the SNAP Opportunities Employment and Training Initiative, CEO will provide a combination of job readiness training, job search and placement services, and transitional employment including on-the-job training. CEO will focus efforts on individuals on parole living in Binghamton identified in the Southern Tier Opportunity Agenda. $30,000.00 Monday, July 14, 2014 - 20:00 Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 20:00
OTDA Oneida County Workforce Development SNAP Opportunities Program 26841 Mohawk Valley Oneida County Workforce Development Oneida County Workforce Development SNAP Opportunities Program Oneida County Workforce Development (OCWD), working in partnership with the Workforce Investment Board of Herkimer, Madison and Oneida Counties (WIB), the BOCES Consortium of Continuing Education (BOCES), Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) and the Department of Social Services in Oneida County, will implement a High-Growth Jobs Training Program that will help SNAP recipients move quickly into employment that aligns with career pathways in the region?s high-growth jobs. The program will mix work readiness and adult basic education skills into a curriculum to address educational, skills, and behavioral deficits. To meet growing needs in the health care, manufacturing and financial services sectors, OCWD and its partners will focus on these areas. Not only do employers in these sectors provide jobs, the skills sets in each sector allow for broad workforce opportunities. Trainees will have options to rise along multiple career ladders and pathways depending on their work skills and regional economic developments. $300,000.00 Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 19:00 Friday, December 30, 2016 - 19:00
OTDA Housing Visions Unlimited SNAP Opportunities Program 27555 Central New York Housing Visions Unlimited Housing Visions Unlimited SNAP Opportunities Program Housing Visions Unlimited, will utilize the Circles program, a national initiative that addresses poverty and which combines best practices across several disciplines including community organizing, case management, grassroots leadership, SMART goal setting, financial literacy, mentoring, peer to peer counseling and job readiness and job retention. The program includes an intensive 15 module training that prepares SNAP recipients or eligible participant to move ahead in their life, including assistance with supportive services such as childcare and transportation as necessary. $100,000.00 Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 20:00 Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 20:00
OTDA HANAC SNAP Opportunities Program 28015 New York City HANAC, Inc. HANAC SNAP Opportunities Program HANAC and the Queensboro Council for Social Welfare (QCSW) will collaborate to offer job readiness assistance, work experience, job training, job search, job placement and retention services. The project will be located in Harlem, Manhattan and Astoria/Long Island City. Individualized Employment Plans will be developed jointly with the participant. HANAC will provide High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation and Computer Literacy classes in its HSE Youth Preparation Program for enrolled participants of the Harlem Justice Community Program (HJCP) which serves court-involved young adults. In addition to job readiness and placement/retention services, HANAC will offer Microsoft office suite as well as will teach students how to navigate the internet for job search purposes. $125,000.00 Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 20:00 Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 20:00
OTDA OACES SNAP Opportunities Program 28318 Finger Lakes Rochester City School District - Office of Adult & Career Education Services (OACES) OACES SNAP Opportunities Program The Rochester City School District?s Office of Adult and Career Education Services (OACES) is a workforce preparation provider that assists individuals, through a myriad of programs, and services transition into employment, post-secondary education, or advanced training. The SNAP Opportunities program will recruit and enroll low-income adults who are applicants for, or recipients of, SNAP benefits and who are at least 18 years of age, or 16-17 and not in school, with a priority to serve unemployed and underemployed individuals and residents in the Finger Lakes Region. The annual OACES marketing plan will include actions designed to recruit eligible participants for the program, including working directly with the Social Service District (SSD) for appropriate referrals. Career and technical training programs available are designed to prepare individuals for "in-demand" jobs in the region. Training is available in multiple career areas including Manufacturing, Service Industry, Health Care, and Construction. $300,000.00 Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 20:00 Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 20:00
OTDA St Nicks SNAP Opportunities Program 28374 New York City St Nicks Alliance St Nicks SNAP Opportunities Program The St. Nicks Alliance SNAP Opportunities program engages program participants in highly interactive workshops that help them learn about the job market, career ladder, gain the skills to conduct a successful job search, document and market their skills through a resume, heighten the chances of being promoted, advise on income advancement and worker protection information. Participants interested in skills training and who meet the eligibility requirements will enroll in one of our vocational skills training. St Nicks? Alliance offers Environmental Remediation Technician (ERT), Commercial Truck Driving Class B (CDL) and Integrated Pest Control Management Technician (PCT). ERT is a five-week, 200 hour full time training resulting in five industry required and recognized certification and /or licenses. It is offered approximately five times per year. CDL is a seven week, 140 hour full time training resulting in a Class B license with tanker, hazmat, airbrakes and passenger endorsements awarded by New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. CDL is also offered approximately five times per year. $300,000.00 Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 19:00 Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 20:00
OTDA Albany Community Action Partnership (ACAP) SNAP Opportunities Program 29007 Capital District Albany County Opportunity, Inc. Albany Community Action Partnership (ACAP) SNAP Opportunities Program The Albany Community Action Partnership (ACAP) and its partner, the Schenectady Community Action Program (SCAP), will operate a Career Readiness program focused on issues faced by low-income residents in the Capital District Region's most disadvantaged, distressed locations. As partners, ACAP and SCAP will build upon each agency's existing experience and program base to strengthen workforce development opportunities for low-income residents. Program components will include: training, skills development and career readiness, as well as job search, placement, support and retention services to ensure that these residents are afforded the opportunity to become part of the area's economic revitalization. Occupational training will focus on in-demand occupations and career pathways in industries such as healthcare, transportation, culinary arts/hospitality and custodial/maintenance. The outcome will be increased opportunities for low-income residents, increased self-reliance and a prepared workforce. $200,000.00 Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 20:00 Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 20:00
OTDA Womens Employment Resource Center SNAP Opportunities Program 29215 Mohawk Valley Women's Employment & Resource Center, Inc. Womens Employment Resource Center SNAP Opportunities Program The Women?s Employment Resource Center will operate the Professional Pathways Job Training and Placement Program to provide clerical and computer skills training to women who are unemployed due to company closures and downsizing and to women who are attempting to move from dependence on SNAP benefits to self-sufficiency. The goal of this program is to provide work readiness training and educate participants about non-traditional employment opportunities with the potential for advancement and greater monetary compensation. The training program will include: 1) Work readiness training; 2) Education about non-traditional employment opportunities; 3) Education regarding college degree and certificate programs and how to apply to these programs; 4) Offer opportunities for women to develop realistic business, education or career goals with specific deadlines and benchmarks; and 5) Job placement. $19,500.00 Monday, July 14, 2014 - 20:00 Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 20:00
OTDA CEO SNAP Opportunities Program 29503 Capital District Center for Employment Opportunities CEO SNAP Opportunities Program The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) is dedicated to offering immediate, effective, and comprehensive employment services exclusively to men and women with recent criminal convictions. CEO's employment programs help individuals gain the workplace skills and confidence needed for a successful transition to a stable, productive life. For the SNAP Opportunities Employment and Training Initiative, CEO will provide a combination of job readiness training, job search and placement services, transitional employment including on-the-job training, and job retention. CEO will focus efforts on individuals on parole living in Albany County Opportunities Zones as outlined in the Capital Region Opportunity Agenda. $60,000.00 Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 20:00 Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 20:00
OTDA Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty SNAP Opportunities Program 29545 New York City Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty SNAP Opportunities Program The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty?s SNAP Employment and Training Initiative will provide job preparation and retention services to SNAP recipients living in NYC. Employment Specialists will be stationed alongside SNAP enrollers where a natural cross referral process will ensure that eligible individuals receive comprehensive services on their path to employment. Locations that are more isolated will be reached through our Recreation Outreach Vehicle for Enrollment, an RV that operates as a mobile community-based office. This program addresses three critical issues, significant poverty, high unemployment rates, and the promotion of healthy eating. $300,000.00 Friday, December 30, 2016 - 19:00
OTDA United Way of Long Island SNAP Opportunities Program 29668 Long Island United Way of Long Island, Inc. United Way of Long Island SNAP Opportunities Program The United Way of Long Island?s (UWLI) project YouthBuild Wyandanch will serve low-income adults, ages 18-24, with a priority to serve unemployed or underemployed individuals. The project will help participants to acquire workforce skills with stackable and portable credentials by participating in community construction projects for homeless and low-income families. SNAP participants will be trained for green collar employment opportunities in energy efficiency, renewables, weatherization, Energy-Star construction, home performance, HVAC and home restoration. $300,000.00 Monday, August 25, 2014 - 20:00 Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 20:00
OTDA CAREERS SNAP Opportunities Program 29943 Mid-Hudson CAREERS for People with Disabilities, Inc. CAREERS SNAP Opportunities Program The CAREERS for People with Disabilities Workforce Development Program will teach job readiness skills to veterans and long-term under and unemployed, including low-income individuals throughout the Hudson Valley. Participants will be guided through every phase of securing a job, from putting together a resume, to setting up interviews and learning workforce readiness skills. Once successfully placed, they will be provided job training and ongoing support, including help to coordinate transportation, scheduling and using job-related technology. Each individual will learn the skills needed to be successful, and stay successful, once placed in a position. Career counselors will work directly with businesses in the community to prepare candidates who are willing and able, to provide a competent workforce and fill existing positions that may have been difficult for the employer to fill as well as newly created positions. The program will provide individuals and employers ongoing support services to keep these positions filled for the long term. $100,000.00 Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 19:00 Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 20:00
OTDA The Altamont SNAP Opportunities Program 31287 Capital District The Altamont Program, Inc. The Altamont SNAP Opportunities Program The Altamont Program will provide job readiness assistance, job skills training, education related to employment, work experience and job placement in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Warren counties to target ex-offenders and individuals with a history of substance abuse. In keeping with Altamont's established objectives, participants will have the opportunity to access classroom instruction and hands-on training, gain educational/training credentials and relevant work experience and significantly enhance their capacity for job entry and on-the-job success. Job skills trainings were selected to meet diverse abilities and interests and lead to credentialing for high demand industries (culinary arts, hospitality and custodial maintenance). The program is designed to meet entry level workers need for opportunities to advance and to stay with a long-range career tract. $200,000.00 Friday, December 30, 2016 - 19:00
OTDA FEGS SNAP Opportunities Program 31599 New York City Federation Employment and Guidance Service, Inc. FEGS SNAP Opportunities Program FEGS Health and Human Services, in partnership with Goodwill of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey (Goodwill), will provide enhanced employment and training services to SNAP recipients. FEGS and Goodwill bring over a century of experience in providing cutting-edge career and employment services. This partnership will provide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in the Bronx with sector-focused training needed to secure long-term employment with career paths that lead to success in the 21st century job market. The program will support enhanced, targeted career training leading to accreditation in the high-growth security, retail or solar sectors for SNAP recipients. $250,000.00 Friday, December 30, 2016 - 19:00