SAN DIEGO – The Federal Home Loan bank of San Francisco has awarded USE FCU a $40,000 grant to help fund a training and employment program for former prisoners at San Quentin State Prison.
The program is aimed at integrating a living-wage re-entry green jobs program. Fifty edible community gardens will be created at the homes of both full-paying clients and subsidized low-income households throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
The FHLB grant will subsidize wages for program participant wages and help pay costs for developing a training curriculum, purchasing tools and a truck, and advertising and outreach.
The grant is among $1 million in funds awarded by the FHLB through its Access to Housing and Economic Assistance for Development (AHEAD) Program.