COVID-19 Business Assistance Program

Measuring Alignment between Post-secondary Graduates and Employment

The key to understanding causes and magnitudes of education and employment imbalances

A question of vital importance is whether post-secondary graduates are coming out of school with credentials that position them for employment success. From the students’ perspective, this is an important concern when tuition levels and student debt burdens are rising, but many find employment opportunities limited by having majored in something employers aren’t searching for. On the other side of that coin, employers are stymied in their hiring and expansion efforts when the available pool of candidates don’t have the educational background they seek. Program planners at post-secondary institutions trying to calibrate instructional offerings in the face of tightening budgets need to know where to put their school’s resources.

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COVID-19 Business Assistance Program


Heartland Lakes Development Commission has created the Hubbard County COVID – 19 Business Assistance Program to provide emergency financial assistance for businesses that are experiencing financial hardships due to COVID – 19 related restrictions. The program is funded through participation agreements with local governments that have received Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) resources provided to State, Territorial, Local and Tribal Governments under section 601(a) of the Social Security Act, as added by section 5001 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”).

Applications for the fourth funding round are due by 4:30 pm on Thursday, Nov 3, 2020. Please contact Juliann Kjenaas with any questions related to the application.

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