Management of the September 11th Fund’s Employment Assistance Program
In 2002, the Heldrich Center began work with the September 11th Fund to provide grants management, technical assistance, research, and performance monitoring for the $78-million Employment Assistance Program, which served over 11,000 workers dislocated from their jobs in lower Manhattan following the terrorist attacks of 2001. The Center developed a comprehensive program design that was used to launch the program in the fall of 2002 and then worked with the Fund and service providers in New York City, New Jersey, and Long Island to manage the program until its conclusion in December 2004. The Center also managed the project’s database and provided performance monitoring and analysis on a daily and weekly basis. The project culminated in a symposium about lessons learned from the program, and the development of several reports on technical aspects of the project.