The Broward County Board of County Commissioners has instituted the "Broward County Workforce Investment Program" to encourage local economic development through the hiring of economically disadvantaged or hard-to-hire individuals. Through the program, contractors are encouraged to work with CareerSource Broward as a first source for the recruitment and possible employment of employees for work on County-funded projects. Projects covered under this program are at least $500,000 in annual payments.
Workforce Investment Program Materials:
Contractors seeking additional information on this program may contact the Economic Development Section of the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development by phone at 954-357-6400 or via email.
Low Income Limits
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) FY 2014 Low Income Limits:
In the Workforce Investment Program, "homeless" is defined as it is in Title 24 CFR 91, 582 & 583 (Final Rule), Federal Register 76 (233), which includes the following four categories:
- Individuals and families who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence
and includes a subset for an individual who resided in an emergency shelter or a place not
meant for human habitation and who is exiting an institution where he or she temporarily
- individuals and families who will imminently lose their primary nighttime residence;
- unaccompanied youth and families with children and youth who are defined as homeless
under other federal statutes who do not otherwise qualify as homeless under this definition;
- individuals and families who are fleeing, or are attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating
violence, sexual assault, stalking, or other dangerous or life-threatening conditions that
relate to violence against the individual or a family member.
Source: Federal Register, Volume 76 Number 233, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.