CAWD Announces First Ever Recipients of “Wake Partners” Grant

August 26, 2020

CAWD Announces First Ever Recipients of “Wake Partners” Grant

Fourteen nonprofits awarded grants to aid individuals affected by COVID-19

Capital Area Workforce Development is happy to announce that it will fund 14 projects for community-based organizations through the new “Wake Partners” grant program. Awards total just over $800,000 and will be used to help Wake County citizens affected by COVID-19 with workforce development related activities. “Wake Partners” is possible through a partnership with Wake County Government and county commissioners using funds from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

“The amount of interest expressed by the nonprofit community in this funding really brought home how coronavirus is affecting our residents, both directly and indirectly. From housing to food to education, this pandemic is disturbing family stability like never before,” said Pat Sturdivant, Executive Director at CAWD. “The Wake partners funding provides additional support for residents to access workforce development services as well as remove some of the barriers caused by COVID -19.”

CAWD received 45 applications during the short application period. Priority was given to those that supported job readiness, education delivery and instructional support, and support services necessary to eliminate barriers to employment.

The following organizations received grants:

  • Centre for Homeownership (CHOEDC)
  • Community of Hope Ministries
  • Community Success Initiative, Inc.
  • Dorcas Ministries
  • Dress for Success Triangle NC
  • Haven House
  • Jobs for Life
  • Justice Served NC
  • Fathers Forever
  • Triangle Literacy Council
  • Interfaith Prison Ministry for Women
  • Passage Home
  • Urban Ministries of Wake County
  • Wake Forest Area Chamber Foundation