Section 3 – Training (Business and Individual)
Section 3 is a provision that helps foster local economic development, neighborhood economic improvement, and individual self-sufficiency. The Section 3 program requires that recipients of certain HUD financial assistance, to the greatest extent feasible, provide job training, employment, and contracting opportunities for low-or very-low income residents in connection with projects and activities in their neighborhoods. There is a bid advantage (10%) for Section 3 certified companies to provide the City of Richmond with goods and services using HUD money. This training is provided annually.
The training will focus on the essential information for Construction companies seeking contracting opportunities under the Section 3 regulations of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968. By the end of training your company should understand applicable laws and policies. We will provide clear direction on what is mandatory and what is not. Important definitions, intended to assist in the overall understanding of Section 3 guidelines and language. Sample topics will include but not limited to:
- What is Section 3
- What does the term “Section 3” resident mean?
- What does the Term “Section 3 Business” mean?
- How are the terms “Low-Income” and very low-income determined?
- Does being self-certified as a Section 3 Business mean that a firm is automatically entitles to HUD funded contracts?
- How can I find agencies that are required to provide preferences to Section 3 residents and businesses in my area?
- How do other Business designation affect the eligibility of businesses seeking certification under Section 3?
President / CEO
J&G Workforce Development Services, LLC
Grace Washington is a dynamic and highly successful business development leader with more than 20-years ground-up experience leading business projects and grooming and re-energizing cross-functional teams of sales personnel, contractors, and developers.
J&G Workforce Development Services
Areas of Expertise
Compliance Training, Monitoring and Evaluating
Section 3 Davis Bacon
New Business Development
Special Interest groups
Design and Deliver comprehensive training programs to underserved community.
Personal development and empowering training
Sample Client Base
- City of Richmond, Virginia
- The Community Builders
- Summit Construction and Environmental- Multiple Federal Projects
- Caroline Construction Company – Federal Projects
- 3M Companies/Emerge Construction- Black History Museum