The NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA), in partnership with the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity (NYC Opportunity) seeks youth service providers to deliver the Work Progress Program (WPP) over the city fiscal year (July 1st-June 30th).
What is the Work Progress Program?
WPP is a subsidized work experience initiative designed to complement existing youth services programs by providing participating low-income young adults with paid work experiences. Through WPP, HRA reimburses providers for wages or stipends paid to low-income young adults (aged 16-24) who have been placed in short-term work experiences that typically last 12 weeks, with a special emphasis on serving out of school and out of work youth or at-risk youth.
How can organizations apply for funding?
To apply for the program, please complete the New Service Provider Application and submit to WPPADMIN@HRA.NYC.GOV
The first round of applications opens May 1, and closes July 31, of each fiscal year. The second round opens September 1, and closes November 30, of each fiscal year.
Applicants must be nonprofit organizations already delivering services to youth and young adults such as work readiness or skills training, bridge programming, financial empowerment services, case management, etc. These services should be in place when the WPP subsidized work experiences begin and continue throughout. Prior experience offering paid work experiences to young adults is not required.
For-profit social service providers currently holding contracts with the City of New York to deliver similar services for youth are also eligible to apply. HRA & NYC Opportunity encourages Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) organizations in this category of service providers to apply.
Returning WPP Service Providers
Service Providers from past fiscal years must complete a renewal application for funding. Please reach out to email@example.com to request a renewal application.
Send all questions to WPPADMIN@HRA.NYC.GOV