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The City of Sacramento, California, received $89.6 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) from passage of the federal government’s CARES Act. The city assigned 22% of the funds ($20 million) to more than 30 programs that specifically target youth and workforce training efforts.
The state capital had previously tracked similar programs via email and PDF-based updates from the organizations and local nonprofits running the programs. All these programs managed separately within an email client led to a big mess, with slow responses and incomplete data - limiting how quickly city policymakers could begin to understand what’s working and what’s not.
The city’s Office of Innovation and Economic Development has partnered with UrbanLeap to track this package of more than 30 workforce development programs launched in August 2020. UrbanLeap’s platform is being used to justify whether the programs are helping residents or not, by tracking each program performances and measuring how well the city’s workforce development training is going - all that over one platform. The City of Sacramento uses UrbanLeap’s platform to standardize the metrics and reports from each community organization responsible for a workforce development program, including the age, gender and attendance of participants enrolled in the program, as well as whether they’re placed in a job during or after the duration of the program. The platform has enabled city officials like Melissa Anguiano, the innovation office’s deputy director, to track all 30 programs simultaneously.
“UrbanLeap is one of the most valuable pieces of our program because it allows us to track all of the information related to our sub recipients.”
Innovation Office Deputy Director, The City of Sacramento
projects implemented and tracked on UrbanLeap
volume of grants managed on UrbanLeap’s platform
city staff, vendors, contractors, and grantees have adopted the UrbanLeap platform across the organization
Easily gather stakeholder requirements and build on examples from other agencies
Reach relevant vendors with a frictionless process that assures valid responses
Objectively and transparently evaluate multiple bids to select the best-fit solution