Jefferson County, Alabama

Community Services and Workforce Development

 

General Information

Dr. Frederick L. Hamilton, CEcD/EDFP
Director

The Jefferson County Department of Community Services and Workforce Development is responsible for the administration of federal and state grant programs that enhance the quality of life for all the citizens of Jefferson County. Since 2010, the Department has administered over $60 million in grant programs. These grant programs are as follows:

  1. Jefferson County HUD Entitlement Program
    • Community Development Block Grant or CDBG (Housing Rehabilitation and Non-Housing programs)
    • Emergency Solution Grants or ESG
    • HOME (Affordable Housing)
  2. Workforce Development (WIOA) Training Services
    • Adult
    • Dislocated Worker
    • Youth
  3. EDA/CDBG Revolving Loan Program
  4. DOJ and SAMSHA Programs
  5. Senior Services
The Departmentís Senior Services program provides an array of services to the senior citizens of Jefferson County to include administering the senior citizens center operating contracts and the ClasTran senior citizens transportation contract. Seniors Services also provides services to include expanding knowledge, educational awareness, incontinence supplies, informational and referrals, geriatric case management, Senior Center assessments; fan distribution; and memory screenings.

Mission

Nigel Roberts, Deputy Director

The mission statement for Community Services and Workforce development is to enhance the quality of life of communities and create economic opportunities for all the citizens of Jefferson County.

Vision

The vision for the Department is to administer state and federal programs in compliance with the regulations and to provide an array of services that enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Jefferson County.

Core Values

The core values of the Department are integrity, ethical behavior, respect, drive and innovation.

Commissioner Sheila Tyson, Community Services and Workforce development Liaison

Address

Jefferson County Office of Community Services and Workforce Development
Suite A-430
716 Richard Arrington Jr., Blvd North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: (205) 325-5761
Fax: (205) 325-5095