Apply To Become The Healthcare Sector Partnership Intermediary

We are looking for an intermediary for our second sector of focus – healthcare. If your organization would like to apply, please download the Request for Letters of Interest, which gives details on the application process. To be eligible for consideration, your organization needs a working knowledge of the healthcare sector and a passion for strengthening Cuyahoga County’s healthcare talent pipeline and be a non-profit or public-sector organization (or partner with one). Letters of interest are due by June 11, 2019 at 10:00am EST.

Questions & answers from the LOI public call on May 31, 2019 are now available. Please submit any additional questions to

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.”