State Equitable Recovery Coalition
Taking advantage of shared expertise to help drive sustainable, equitable recovery and growth after the economic disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, while leveraging the opportunity to address issues related to workforce, education, public services, and racial and economic justice.
Since March of 2020, Governors have taken action to address once-in-a-lifetime economic circumstances by providing assistance to displaced small businesses and workers, while putting in place longer-term supports to help Americans succeed in a changing world of work. The State Equitable Recovery Coalition, in partnership with Education Strategy Group and supported by the Siemens Foundation, will build on these initiatives and others to connect strategically to maximize networks, expertise and resources on behalf of the Governors of states and territories and the workers they represent.
The coalition will complement existing networks that NGA and other organizations are working with to take advantage of shared expertise to help drive sustainable, equitable recovery and growth after the economic disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, while leveraging the opportunity to address issues related to workforce, education, public services, and racial and economic justice. The coalition will provide technical support to help advance Governors’ community and economic recovery goals over a period of a year.
“Now more than ever, we need an all-hands-on-deck approach to support states building an inclusive and resilient recovery for America’s working families, and that’s the goal of the State Equitable Recovery Coalition. Governors continue to be at the forefront of that work. We are proud to support NGA and the coalition to advance this work and our mutual commitment to economic, social and racial justice for all in the United States.”David Etzwiler, CEO of the Siemens Foundation
The NGA Center for Best Practices is hosting a series of action labs for Governors’ staff and state teams that focus on intersectional issues with the common goal of increasing economic opportunity for students and workers with low income.
- Pre-Apprenticeship Action Lab
- FAFSA Completion Action Lab
- SNAP E&T Action Lab
- Ability To Benefit Action Lab
For more information about the State Equitable Recovery Coalition please contact Amanda Winters at AWinters@NGA.ORG.
- Association of Community College Trustees
- Advance CTE
- American Public Human Services Association
- Ascend at the Aspen Institute
- Center for Law and Social Policy
- Coalition on Adult Basic Education
- Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
- Credential Engine
- Goodwill Industries International
- Institute for Women’s Policy Research
- International Rescue Committee
- The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
- National Association of State Directors of Adult Education
- National Association of Workforce Boards
- National Skills Coalition
- National Urban League
- New America
- State Higher Education Executive Officers
- World Education, Inc.
Recent Resources and Events from Members
- Institute for Women’s Policy Research’s Student Parent Success Initiative has published their newest report, Re-Engaging Student Parents to Achieve Attainment and Equity Goals: A Case for Investment in More Accessible Postsecondary Pathways. The report concludes with tailored recommendations for building a more supportive, inclusive postsecondary system that creates accessible opportunities for parents, especially single parents and Black, Indigenous, and Latinx parents, to earn postsecondary credentials.
- COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education is an open-access journal focused on innovative ideas and practitioner experience that supports the field of adult education. The most recent edition focused on immigrant integration and racial equity. Click here for more details.
- This brief from Credential Engine explores how full, open, and transparent access to information about credentials and their value can be a crucial element of how states can work to dismantle systems that have created the inequities we see today.
NGA Economic and Workforce Development Resources
Governors Leading on Skills-Based Hiring to Open Opportunity Pathways
How Governors Are Addressing Housing Access and Affordability and the Connection to Workforce Success
Governors Lead the Way on Behavioral Health Workforce Needs
Governors Lead on Solutions to Improve Mental Health in the Workplace
Strategies For Deploying Surface Transportation Funds For Workforce Development And Postsecondary Education
Governors and States are Advancing Equitable Rural Economic Development and Healthcare
Reevaluating Degree Requirements For Government Jobs
NGA Meeting Highlight: How Two Governors are Addressing Barriers to Work
Aligning State Economic and Workforce Development Strategies for Resilient and Vibrant Economies