City of Albany Poverty Reduction Initiative

Our Work

The CAPRI project has been divided into unique phases that detail clear goals and action steps. The phases are laid out in detail below where you will also find downloads related to the project. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Washington Ave Library Town Hall

Delaware Ave Library Town Hall

Howe Library Town Hall

The CAPRI Phases

Phase 1: March 2017 - Fall 2017

Research and Planning

Establish the CAPRI Steering Committee and Advisory Committees

Listen and Learn from the Community - Solutions, Challenges, Strengths

Decision on Initial Investments Based on the Culmination of Community Feedback from Those Navigating Poverty, Workforce Development Providers, Employers, and Other Community Stakeholders

Phase 2: Fall 2017

Investment in Community

Host a Bidder’s Conference to Inform the Community of the Funding Opportunity

Issue RFP that Aims to Serve the City of Albany’s Most Vulnerable Workers, Defined as Low Income Adults and Out of School Youth

Establish a Grant Making Committee for Special Projects

Engage the University at Albany Center for Human Services for Program Evaluation

Steering Committee Reviews and Ranks Applications for Funding

Issue Grants to the Community

Phase 3: Jan. 1, 2018 - Mar. 1, 2019

Measure Success

University at Albany Center for Human Services Research Evaluates Funded Programs

Steering Committee to Address Systemic Challenges and Make Recommendations for Change

Steering Committee to Determine Sustainability

Steering Committee Will Establish Workforce Strategic Planning for the City of Albany—Make Smart Investments with Limited Funding