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ADVOCAP’s Jobs and Business Development Training Program Receives Grant

January 30, 2013 – Neenah, Wis. – ADVOCAP, the WISCAP member agency serving Fond du Lac, Green Lake and Winnebago counties, was awarded a Focused Funding grant totaling $27,000 from United Way Fox Cities for its Jobs and Business Development Training Program. The one-year grant will help low-income persons pursue and sustain gainful self-employment by attaining the skills required to start up and sustain a business.

The Jobs and Business Development program directly addresses United Way’s funding priority to improve employment and workforce readiness skills in order to increase individual and family self-sufficiency. Low-income clients interested in starting or expanding a business will receive individualized help to explore their business ideas, develop a business and financial plan, access micro loans for business operations, and receive ongoing technical assistance after business start-up.

The training and technical assistance offered through the grant will result in greater mastery of essential business skills, profitability in operating a business, and the creation of good-paying jobs with benefits. The individualized training has proven to be a cost-effective means for enabling low-income persons to successfully pursue self-employment, overcome barriers, and become economically self-sufficient.

United Way Fox Cities improves lives by bringing diverse people together to build a stronger, more caring community for everyone. A Focused Funding grant from United Way is made possible through the generous support of community donors.

For more information on the Jobs and Business Development Training program at ADVOCAP, please contact Wayne Griesbach, Business Development Specialist at 920-725-2791or wayneg@advocap.org.

Founded in 1966, ADVOCAP’s mission is to create opportunities for people and communities to reduce poverty and increase self-sufficiency. ADVOCAP is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. For more information about ADVOCAP’s programs or donating to its mission, visit www.advocap.org or call 920-922-7760.

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