Removing barriers to meaningful employment

Obstacles inside and outside of the workplace leave individuals who want to work, out of the economy. These obstacles can include lack of transportation, childcare, and/or adequate employee benefits/support and more.

Part time work often exacerbates the cycle of poverty because of benefit cliffs that lead to a lack of insurance/paid time off/etc that can allow one’s financial situation to be extremely volatile and unforgiving. 

All of these barriers indicate another way in which it is expensive to be poor. 

Reconstruct Challenge: Employment is seeking to find and fund innovations that are working to address barriers to employment in Louisville and Southern Indiana. 

REGISTRATION OPENS: FEBUARY 1, 2022
APPLICATION OPENS: MARCH 1, 2022

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It starts with a challenge

  1. Applications received
  2. Evaluation panel reviews
  3. Top 10 applicants selected
  4. Selection committee interviews
  5. Final 5 companies selected and awarded $100,000 to bring their solutions to Louisville and Southern Indiana.

Challenge launches

February 1, 2022

Applications due

May 27, 2022

Recipients announced

August 2022

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