The partnership will provide up to $2.5 million to fund Workforce Connect for three years. The funding will consist of up to $1 million from the Cuyahoga County Economic Development Fund and up to $1.5 million from the other philanthropic and public and private partners. Funding will be distributed over the next three years. Because the public-private partnership is not a legal entity, the Fund For our Economic Future will act as fiscal sponsor.

To find out more about the sector partnership model, please see the report, “Developing Sector Partnerships in Cuyahoga County: Findings and Recommendations.”

To find out more about Northeast Ohio labor force trends, job demand through 2021, talent supply, and demand and supply alignment, please see the Team NEO report, “Aligning Opportunities.”