2024 Thriving Families Grant

United Way of Greater New Haven’s 2024 THRIVING FAMILIES GRANT application deadline is FRIDAY, April 26.

United Way of Greater New Haven is committed to helping all members of our community get on a path to financial stability. Workplace development programs are essential to help achieve this goal and we understand that the agencies that do this work need ample resources to address the needs of all job seekers. Such resources include having access to unrestricted, flexible funds that can be used to enhance existing programs to help job seekers achieve better employment outcomes.

This United Way Thriving Families grant opportunity will provide flexible funds to existing workforce service providers. These funds can be utilized to remove barriers for job seekers to participate and complete trainings as well as secure and retain employment. Examples include, but are not limited to, transportation, childcare expenses, stipends, technology needs, job search support, uniforms, and more. 

Organizations that apply for these funds must have programs that support ALICE and below job seekers to achieve job attainment on a career pathway with demonstrated career mobility. Prioritization will be given for programs that have demonstrated the ability to successfully serve underserved communities such as but not limited to, communities of color, low-income, female head of households, re-entering individuals, individuals experiencing homelessness, immigrants, and people with disabilities.   

Funding awards will range between $5,000 and $25,000. 


To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a tax-exempt agency operating in greater New Haven
    • Not-for-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status 
    • Government agency 
    • School or academic institution 
    • Faith-based organization 
  • Have an existing employment program located in greater New Haven designed to connect job seekers to employment
  • Have a Non-Discrimination Policy
  • Serve the ALICE and below population 

For the purposes of this RFP, Greater New Haven is defined as: Bethany, Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, West Haven, and Woodbridge. 


RFP Release: March 29, 2024 

Deadline for responses/applications: April 26, 2024, by 4:00pm  

Notification of Awards: May 28, 2024 

Grant Period: June 1, 2024 – May 31, 2025 





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