Learning Skills to Lift Neighborhoods Grant Application Now Open
Jaiza Page Continues Grant Program to Promote Workforce Development and
Combat Vacant Housing
Building on its
strong history of collaboration and partnerships, the City of Columbus is
announcing the second year of the Learning Skills to Lift Neighborhoods (LSLN)
grant program. This program promotes workforce development in the construction
trades for youth or restored citizens and focuses on transforming vacant and
blighted structures or lots into productive parcels.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Councilmember Jaiza Page, chair of the Housing Committee,
was joined by Development Director Steve Schoeny to announce the $130,000 grant
can be awarded up to $20,000 per worksite, with a maximum of two sites per
applicant. The submission period runs Monday, June 25 to Friday, August 10
the application here: https://www.columbus.gov/development/.
continue to be impressed by this partnership between the City and non-profit
organizations,” said Page. “The program provides job and skill building
opportunities for our residents and helps our community partners continue the
fight against urban blight."
award granted must solely be used for implementation of the proposed project.
Priority will be given to those utilizing parcels from the Land Bank.
revitalization and affordable housing are vital as our City continues to grow,”
said Schoeny. “I look forward to another round of projects that focus on
utilizing Land Bank properties and creating job training opportunities.”
must be a not-for-profit organization, be able to sign a contract and
lease/purchase agreement if utilizing a Land Bank lot and obtain insurance and
partner with a legally incorporated 501c(3) with the capacity to act as a
fiscal agent if necessary.
experience and capacity in the area of workforce development training for youth
or restored citizens is required. Applicants must demonstrate site control for each
parcel included in the application.
about the program or application can be sent to Hannah Jones, Deputy Director
of Community Development, at (614) 645-7125 or HRJones@columbus.gov.