The Work and Gain Education & Employment Skills (WAGEES) project is a new community re-entry program created by the Colorado General Assembly as part of House Bill 14-1355 and expanded through Senate Bill 15-124. The grant program is intended to be a mechanism to facilitate and support a strong partnership between the Colorado Department of Corrections and faith and community based organizations (FCBOs).
Up to four grants may be awarded to CFBOs to improve the employment prospects of parolees assessed to be medium to high risk for recidivism by the Division of Adult Parole. Grant awards may be up to $150,000 to serve a minimum of 54 participants. The target areas of emphasis are Colorado Springs, Ft. Collins/Greeley and Grand Junction and will receive priority consideration.
The grant submission deadline is 4:00pm on July 24, 2015.