Future Services Institute: Improving the Lives in Minnesota
Purpose of project: We are seeking an individual to act as a project manager and become a key resource in the development of a Tribal/Urban American Indian Workforce Strategy. The project will target the engagement of representatives from Tribal governments, urban Indian community and the Department of Human Services and the Department of Employment and Economic Development. The focus will be on creating quality employment services that will support the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)/Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) programs. At the same time, the goal is to develop a comprehensive employment service matrix that includes other key tribal programs such as Tribal 477 programs and Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO).
The goal is to align employment training services and to increase employment opportunities within tribal and urban Indian communities within Minnesota. This project is facilitated by the Future Services Institute (FSI) (www.futureservicesinstitute.org), within the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and University of Minnesota, and is funded by MN Department of Human Services.