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Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement

Welasco, Texas



The community-based agency provides underserved residents with education and training to promote self-sufficiency and build a skilled workforce that meets the demands of employers and spurs new investment in the region. A three-year grant enables VIDA to participate in a 10-year, federally funded demonstration project, Innovative Strategies for Increasing Self-Sufficiency, which centers on a rigorous evaluation of next-generation strategies for increasing the economic self-sufficiency of low-income individuals and families.