In Response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sacramento City Council approved an allocation of the Coronavirus Relief Funds in the amount of $10M to directly support workforce development programs that will provide employment training and job placements services for those who have been impacted by COVID-19. Since the COVID -19 pandemic, over 33,000 people have lost their job and that number continues to increase daily as more businesses continue to close their doors. The city’s goals and objectives are to work with workforce development providers, CBOs, and educational partners at all levels to retrain and up train dislocated workers so that they may enter back into the workforce. The goal is to create competitive candidates for local employers to access and employ, to upskill, or provide reskilling opportunities in high-demand industry and occupations.
Through a partnership with The City of Sacramento and CARES Relief Fund, ARI will launch the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Project.
The goal of the project would be: 1) to hire and train at least 25 community members whose job was impacted by COVID-19 so that they may have access to available COVID-19 resources/public benefits to address the social needs of AANHPIs and other communities of color; and 2) to increase the number of CHWs to promote COVID-19 mitigation efforts through increasing awareness of the importance of wearing masks, practicing social distancing, supporting contact tracing, and assisting small businesses to reopen their business safely and in compliance with COVID-19 requirements.
The following will be the outcomes of the Project:
• Direct Job Placements: ARI and subcontractors will hire at least 25 dislocated workers. Providing them with a stable income and addressing the unemployment rise in the city of Sacramento.
• Education & Training: ARI will develop a training curriculum to be used in its CHW training program to train at least two staff persons from each partner agency and any additional CHWs as needed. ARI will have created a training program that can be used to train other CHWs depending on the need in Sacramento.
• Technical Assistance: ARI will provide substantial technical assistance and administrative support to our partners to ensure that they are able to educate and enroll AANHPI community members into any health coverage and other public benefit programs.
• Developed Resources: ARI will develop and assist with the translation of any information for partners, consumers, and advocates, as well as review any culturally and linguistically appropriate materials for consumers, advocates, and small businesses.
• Public Education: ARI’s Project will conduct outreach and education about health care and other public benefit programs and collect client stories to help identify and resolve individual and systemic problems.
• Advocacy: ARI will engage its partners in educational advocacy at the local and state level to discuss policies that improve access to public benefits for vulnerable populations.
For more information, please contact Billy@AsianResources.org or (916) 454-1892
The Sacramento County COVID-19 Collaborative is requesting your assistance in understanding the effect the Coronavirus pandemic has had on your business. COVID-19 has disproportionally impacted small businesses and we want to provide resources where they are most needed.
Your feedback is especially important as it will help policymakers and businesses like yours understand these effects. It should be noted that this information will be confidential and no personal information will be shared with outside parties.
Many of the questions on this survey ask about the experience of your business over the last month. This is to measure monthly changes across all months that we are monitoring the impact on businesses and will help us better understand the resources that businesses like yours will need during this pandemic. Other questions in the survey ask about changes "Since March 13, 2020" – this was the date the White House declared a national emergency because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
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For more information, please contact Jeremy@AsianResources.org or (916) 454-1892