Event Details

In July 2016, the Department of Labor awarded the City of Phoenix the Strengthening Working Families Initiative (SWFI) grant. SWFI is designed to help low-to-middle skilled parents access the affordable, quality child care they need to participate in education and training programs, earn a professional license or credential, and ultimately compete for better paying jobs in emerging industries.

Grant Criteria for Eligibility:

  • Age 17 years or older
  • Have high school diploma, GED or equivalency
  • Legally authorized to work in the US and;
  • Have childcare responsibilities for at least one dependent in the household under the age of 13 years (or 13 years and older with a disability or developmental delay)
  • The applicant is considered the parent, guardian or any other person in the legal role of parent

Training Programs:

  • Certified/Licensed Nursing Assistant
  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Network and Systems Administrator
  • Insurance Customer Support
  • Insurance Claims Adjustor