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Worker Training Grants Now Available

by Alix Fogarty

Program Description

The Industry Sectors Worker Training Grants – a Fast Forward grant created and administered through the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development – is now open for applications.

The objective of this grant program is to award businesses, throughout all industry sectors, looking to reimburse the costs of customized occupational training for unemployed, underemployed, and incumbent workers. The training plan is to qualify workers for full-time employment, increased wages within their field, or to receive a higher level of employment within the company.

Grant award amounts may range from $5,000 to $400,000 and require cash or in-kind match equal to 50% of the grant award amount provided.

Program Eligibility

Grantees must complete training of at least 85% of the contracted number of trainees and at least 65% of trainees must be placed in positions with the placement partner(s) identified in the grant application.

Application deadline is January 20th, 2022.


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