Economic Mobility for Detroiters: Phase 2 Applications FAQ

Below is the first Q and A gathered from the Information Sessions and the Technical Assistance Workshops. You may ask additional questions and receive individual Technical Assistance by contacting Hilarie Chambers at  We will update this document as necessary.  Thanks again for your participation in Improving Economic Mobility for Detroiters through Innovative Approaches in Adult Education.

Phase 2 FAQ


Economic Mobility Phase 2 Technical Assistance

Congratulations to the organizations who have been invited by United Way and the Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation to submit a full proposal for a new pilot grant or a mini grant to strengthen an existing program in Phase 2 of the Improving the Economic Mobility of Detroiters through Innovative Approaches in Adult Education application process. We look forward to working with you and providing technical assistance as you develop final proposals.

Contact Information

Materials for Phase 2 Applicants

The materials below were handed out at the Information Session on Monday, August 20, 2018:

Timeline for Phase 2 Applications

New Pilots Final Application Requirements

New Pilots Scoring Rubric

Mini Grant Final Application Requirements

Mini Grants Scoring Rubric

Essential Elements Self Assessment Tool

The Powerpoint Presentations below were used during the Technical Assistance workshops on Thursday, August 23, 2018:

Contextualized Integrated Education and Training Programs and Career Pathway Bridge Programs

Accelerating High School Diplomas and Equivalents

Detroit Adult Foundational Skill Development

The United Way for Southeastern Michigan-Detroit Regional Workforce Fund and Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation have launched an innovative grant initiative called “Improving the Economic Mobility of Detroiters through Innovative Approaches in Adult Education.”

Reading Works is pleased to support this initiative by providing technical assistance to all applicants developing final proposals. We also look forward to leveraging this immediate grant opportunity to integrate foundational skills into the workforce system.

To learn more about the innovative approaches to help adult learners improve foundational skills within a career pathway, please review this comprehensive report: Detroit Adult Foundational Skill Development: Challenges and Solutions.