Single Dads

Job Training Builds Strong Families

Single Dads- Job Training Builds Strong Families

An innovative new program aims to lift up single dads who are struggling to find work and getting behind on child support payments.

The Fathers and Families Support Center in partnership with SLATE, the City’s workforce team, is putting to use $1 million in American Rescue Plan dollars to fund a combination child support and work training program for these dads. Once enrolled, the dads get job training and job placement support. AND if they graduate, the program sends funding to their kids to cover portions of their back child support. These dads are now on the path to steady employment and it makes way for them to be the fathers they always wanted to be.

Click here or call 314-333-4170 to contact the Fathers and Families Support Center. Ask for Desiree Bolden.

Frequently asked questions

What is ARPA?

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is a $1.9 trillion federal aid package passed by Congress in March, 2021 to provide financial aid to families, governments, businesses, schools, nonprofits and others impacted by the pandemic.

How much funding is there for the City of St. Louis?

The City of Saint Louis was awarded $498 million in recovery funds from the American Rescue Plan Act. These funds represent a lifeline for thousands of families in our city who have been deeply impacted by the pandemic and resulting economic crisis. You can see how ARPA dollars are being distributed on the ARPA Funding Tracker.

How do I get ARPA funds for myself or my family?

Visit our American Rescue Plan Resource Guide. This is a one-stop shop where you’ll find all the programs currently available to you and your family. It includes instructions on how to apply.

How do I get ARPA funds for my business or non-profit?

Learn how to receive ARPA funding to power up your business or non-profit on our For My Business page.

Who has benefitted from ARPA so far?

Tens of thousands of families have benefitted from programs including direct cash payments, job training, health resources and free transportation. Explore available programs for you and your family.

When do ARPA funds expire?

All funds must be obligated by the end of 2024 and spent by the end of 2026.

Where can I find an example RFP?

Here is a list of our current and past RFPs.