Informational Webinar: WorkRise 2022 Pilot Projects for Advancing Economic Mobility RFP

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

The WorkRise 2022 Pilot Projects for Advancing Economic Mobility Request for Proposals (RFP) will award $2.5 million to pilot projects that test and evaluate public- and private-sector interventions that strengthen economic security and mobility for low-wage workers in the US labor market. This informational webinar is for interested applicants.

WorkRise has particular interest in funding projects that generate high-quality, actionable evidence on interventions that leverage technology, data science, and machine learning to improve job search and hiring practices; improve job quality standards, especially at small- and medium-sized enterprises; create alternative pathways into high-wage industries; reskill workers at risk for displacement; close digital skills gaps and the digital divide in support of worker economic mobility; or bolster economic security embedded in employment contexts.

WorkRise seeks proposals from researchers and from practitioners (employers, worker advocates, service providers, and government agencies) with an established research and evaluation partner. In this webinar, applicants will learn about

  • key funding priorities and requirements for the WorkRise Pilot Projects RFP,
  • how to submit applications through WorkRise’s online portal, and
  • prospective applicants’ questions about the RFP process.

To submit questions ahead of the webinar, please email We will try to answer as many questions as we can during the Q&A. A recording of the webinar will be made available online afterward. You do not need to attend the webinar to apply to the RFP.


  • Todd Greene, Executive Director, WorkRise, and Institute Fellow, Urban Institute
  • Caleb Quakenbush, Policy Program Manager, Urban Institute
  • Brigitte Valcin, Senior Project Manager, WorkRise



The WorkRise 2022 Pilot Projects RFP is supported by the funders of WorkRise. This RFP is also funded in part by additional support from the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. More information on the funding principles of the Urban Institute, WorkRise’s host organization, can be found here.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. Please email if you require any accommodations or have any questions about this event.

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