National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) - WIOA 167
UMOS operates the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) in Wisconsin and Missouri. The program design emphasizes the commitment to improve the lives of farmworkers and their families through education, vocational training, work experience, on-the-job training, English literacy training, adult skills, and life skills training. The completion of these trainings lead to job placements or agricultural upgrades which in turn lead to greater self-sufficiency, positive self-esteem, and more productive and prosperous lives.
The program served 403 program participants in fiscal year 2015-2016. The Comprehensive Crisis Relief program, funded through the Community Services Block Grant, served over 1,900 farmworker individuals and family members with assistance for food, gasoline, emergency shelter and other related emergencies, as well as educational services and work related equipment.