The Workforce Training (WFT) Program has an allocation of $90,000,000 of CDBG-DR funds. Individual awards have been determined through proposals and not exceeding $5,000,000 per participant entity.
WFT will support training programs to provide skilled job training related to the reconstruction and economic growth of the Island, as well as the necessary skills that will place Puerto Rico within the economy of the future.
The Program have engaged funds for technical assistance that will expand and strengthen job training. Funding will allow entities to accept and train more students and to offer new subjects or services to potential trainees in Puerto Rico.
Also, this funding will allow selected entities to expand their program offerings and/or construct or improve spaces for training programs across the Island.
Eligible Program Applicants must meet all the following requirements:
- Must be physically located in Puerto Rico, branch offices are acceptable.
- Must be running an existing training program with proven capacity or have a training curriculum developed for a new or expanded training program.
Eligible entities for the WFT Program include:
- NGO (501(c)(3)) or Not for Profit Entities
- Professional Associations and Trade Associations
- Community Based Development Organizations
- Municipal Governments
- Public Institution of Higher Learning (University)
- Administrative Agency or Department of Government of Puerto Rico (State Agencies)
- For Profit Entities as authorized under 24 C.F.R. § 570.201(o)
The sector of the economy most in need after Hurricanes Irma and Maria will be benefit by WFT Program, especially citizens who are unemployed or underemployed will have more access to training opportunities in the fields that will drive the economic recovery of Puerto Rico.
The selection process has already been completed and we have committed CDBG-DR funds with entities focused on developing the capacities of Puerto Ricans, among which are:
|Awarded entities WFT|
|Municipio de Yabucoa|
|Programa de Educación Comunal de Entrega y Servicio Inc. (P.E.C.E.S., Inc,) YMCA San Juan|
|Boys & Girls Club|
|Centros Sor Isolina Ferré|
|Institute for Building Technology & Safety|
|Universidad de PR – Recinto de Mayagüez|
|Alianza Municipal de Servicios Integrados|
|Fundación Biblioteca Rafael Hernández Colón, Inc.|
|Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico|
We are pleased to say that we received an unprecedented response to the Workforce Training (WFT) Notice of Funding Available (NOFA) Application. Due to the heavy volume of Applications, the adjudication process is taking longer than originally expected. We ask Applicants to remain patient during this time. We are not allowed to comment on individual Applications during the review process due to confidentiality and fairness concerns. If you need to contact PRDOH we require that you email EcoRecCDBG@vivienda.pr.gov.
Documents needed to apply:
|NOFA Addendum 4 WFT Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) - Current||Download|
|NOFA Addendum 3 WFT Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)||Download|
|Addendum 2 WFT Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)||Download|
|Addendum 1 WFT Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)||Download|
|WFT Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)||Download|
|Form for Submission of Inquiries||Download|
|Exhibit A - Mandatory Requirements Checklist||Download|
|Exhibit B - Non-Conflict of Interests Certification||Download|
|Exhibit C - Non-Conflict of Interest on Existing or Pending Contracts Certification||Download|
|Exhibit D - Limited Denial of Participation Affidavit||Download|
|Exhibit E - Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility, and Voluntary Exclusion||Download|
|Exhibit F - Sworn Statement Under Act 2-2018||Download|
|Exhibit G - Anti-Lobbying Certification||Download|
|Exhibit H - Authorization for Background and/or Financial Information||Download|
|Exhibit I - Instructions||Download|
|Exhibit I - Budget Template||Download|
|Exhibit J - Entity Prior Performance||Download|
The Puerto Rico Housing Department and the CDBG-DR Program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity, or disability, and provides, upon request, reasonable accommodation, including auxiliary aids and services, to afford an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in all services, programs and activities. PRDOH continually strives to make this web platform friendly to screen readers and other accessibility-related software and provide to accessible documents. To request assistance with this site or a copy of a specific document, please call 1-833-234-2324.
Last update: 09-02-2021
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