Cities Addressing Postsecondary and Workforce Success
Cities Addressing Postsecondary and Workforce Success

Cities Addressing Basic Needs to Improve Postsecondary and Workforce Success

NLC is offering six select city teams help to build strong and equitable pathways to postsecondary and workforce success with an intentional focus to remove barriers such as a lack of food, housing, childcare or transportation that can often get in the way of college completion, through an 18-month technical assistance initiative. 

For more information about the request for proposals, click here.


Goals for Participating Cities:

  • Develop Vision, Goals and Action Plans;
  • Engage Key Partners to Achieve Desired Results;
  • Use Data to Inform Practice;
  • Confer with National Experts and Philanthropic Leaders;
  • Document and Share Best Practices and Lessons Learned;
  • Connect Mayors’ Broader Education and Workforce Development Agendas

Applications Due:

September 13, 2019, by 5:00 p.m. ET

Informational Calls:

NLC will host two informational calls for interested cities to learn more about the technical assistance opportunity and to ask questions of NLC staff on August 7 and August 14, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. ET. Call-in information: Dial 1 (773) 231-9226 and enter Meeting ID: 502 429 5174.

Submission Information 

Only one application per city will be considered and must be received with the full support of the mayor’s and/or city manager’s office. Please email your application form and responses to Gislene Tasayco at

Selection Announcement:

Cities will be notified about their selection status no later than September 27, 2019.