Border Interfaith & EPISO Leverage $1.5 Million for Training

Leaders from EPISO, Border Interfaith and Project ARRIBA explain the council vote to KTSM reporters.  Citing evidence that the regional return on investment for Project ARRIBA's workforce development is $26 for every $1 invested, the City Council of El Paso voted to increase funding to $1.5 Million over five years, rather than the $1.25 Million initially recommended by city staff. This is the single largest investment the city has made into ARRIBA since its inception.

This funding will enable the project to support the training and placement of 600 El Pasoans into living wage careers in the border region. Organization leaders are hopeful that this will help leverage matching funds from the State of Texas through the Texas Innovative Adult Career Education (ACE) Grant Program.

$1.5 Million Approved to Help Students, KTSM News Channel 9

Aprueba Municipio Paseno Subsidio de $1.5 Millones para Project Arriba, El Diario