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Associate - Southwest Florida Promise Zone
 
 
 
The region of Glades and Hendry Counties as well as the Immokalee portion of Collier County recently received an exciting Promise Designation from the White House. The Promise Zone initiative is a federal mulit-agency program aimed at prioritizing federal resources to areas of persistent poverty. The designation provides the Southwest Florida Promise Zone (SFPZ) with priority access to federal funding, technical assistance, and resources. As the lead local agency for the SFPZ, the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council is responsible for assist government entities (cities and counties), school districts, non-profit organizations and the public sector leverage the SFPZ designation to address poverty and crime in the region. The Promise Zone Associate VISTA Service Member will assist these efforts by assisting to identify funding needs in the region; pursuing grants; working closely with local governments; communicating with federal agencies; developing baseline data and and tracking the success of the SFPZ initiative; and more. This is a great opportunity to contribute to the success of a significant economic development program, assist residents in need, and gain experience in multiple government sectors.
 
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Member Duties : Research and pursue funding opportunities for SFPZ priority projects. Assist Task Forces and SFPZ partners in identifying and summarizing funding needs. Research grant and funding opportunities for SFPZ priority projects; provide information to SFPZ partners about potential funding sources. Prepare grant applications for SFPZ priority projects. Oversight and management of metrics and data analytics related to the SFPZ. Develop baseline data to track the success of SFPZ initiative. Monitor and report on the success of the SFPZ initiative. Establish outreach systems, develop and strengthen SFPZ partnerships with community organizations. Recruit key individuals and organizations to participate in Promise Zone Task Forces.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Stipend ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Public Safety . 
 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Associate - Southwest Florida Promise Zone

Program Start/End Date
05/29/2017  -   05/28/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations FLORIDA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/16/2017  To  05/31/2017 

Contact Jason Stoltzfus
1400 Colonial Blvd
Fort Myers   FL   33907
2399381813
jstoltzfus@swfrpc.org
www.swfrpc.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 72202


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