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The primary purpose is to eliminate barriers for fathers to achieve social and economic self-sufficiency through subsidized employment for individuals preparing to reenter their communities or those who have recently returned to their communities following incarceration. The RIDGE Project also implements three legislatively specified activities: Healthy marriage, responsible parenting, and economic stability.
The program expansion supplement will support the project's culinary arts training and employment, designed to prepare program participants for careers in the culinary field. According to recent data from the
The RIDGE Project will begin offering an 8-week Culinary Arts training to formerly incarcerated fathers who have successfully completed their flagship responsible fatherhood and economic stability program and have evidenced their commitment to responsible fatherhood and show an aptitude and interest in the food service industry.
The program will provide students with the basic skills necessary to function in an entry-level capacity in a restaurant or commercial kitchen. Successful students will complete the program having achieved the ServSafe
The Community-Centered Responsible Fatherhood Ex-Prisoner Reentry Pilot Project (HHS-2011-ACF-OFA-FO-0196) grants support to organizations that offer community-centered, pre-and post-release responsible fatherhood and supportive services to formerly incarcerated fathers, with the primary purpose of eliminating barriers and supportive services to social and economic self-sufficiency.
The award is made under the authority of Claims Resettlement Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-291).