–WINS $7.3M AWARD FROM ACF —
Rockville MD,, Oct. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Training programs are a critical approach to improve low-wage earners’ income and fill positions in expanding industries such as healthcare, but it’s important to identify which programs work and which don’t. The Administration for Children and Families in the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded an Abt Associates-led team a $7.3 million, five-year contract to continue large impact evaluations of two rounds of Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG 1.0 and 2.0) and nine programs under the Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) initiative. The team includes MEF Associates and The Urban Institute.
The scope includes a five-year follow-up survey of a sample of HPOG 2.0 participants and analyses of administrative data on education and earnings through 10 years for participants in the HPOG 1.0 and PACE studies. The extended periods for this research