The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has announced a $125,000 grant to the Greater Flint Health Coalition for continuation of the model Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program in 2011. This renewal grant will provide partial funding to the GFHC to continue implementation of the FHEO Program. The purpose of the initiative is to create sustainable employment and promote career advancement for low-income Genesee County residents by working with health industry employers to restructure their hiring, retention, and promotional practices for healthcare employees. With this grant, the FHEO Program will continue to enroll new community residents, provide career paths for existing clients, and participate in regional economic development initiatives.
The FHEO Program offers training programs for entry-level job candidates, dislocated workers, incumbent workers, and youth. It was started in 2002 and would not be possible without the vision and generous support of the C.S. Mott Foundation.