HUD Regional Prosperity Grant Award
NOVA has been awarded a $150,000 grant through the HUD-funded Bay Area Regional Prosperity Plan, a partnership between the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, for its Bay Area Tech Career Advancement Initiative. NOVA received one of 10 grants awarded for this element of the plan totaling $1,050,000 in grant funding. Through this grant, NOVA proposes to create and deliver a career-related training curriculum to promote career advancement and economic self-sufficiency for students and alumni through Oakland-based Stride Center’s entry-level tech training program. Additional partners and supporters for this initiative include a variety of organizations representing business, government and the community. This is in alignment with NOVA’s TechLadder initiative’s mission to promote digital literacy and career pathways to increase access to and advancement in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) industries.