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Fast Forward Grants Are Available Again

The Department of Workforce Development's Office of Skills Development (OSD) is again accepting applications! 

The grant offerings have been redesigned into a single grant opportunity, "Industry Sectors Worker Training Grants." This grant program is designed to help fund the development of innovative and collaborative customized worker training programs.

Key features of this grant program:

  • Grants are available to all industry sectors and companies of any size;
  • Grant award amounts may range from $5,000 to $400,000;
  • Cash or in-kind match equal to 50% of the grant award amount is required;
  • Grantee 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 that require the skills taught in the provided training.

For more information and to apply, please see the Grant Program Announcement (at summarizing program requirements. 

If you would like assistance or have questions about the new program contact Bobbi Miller at the Fox Valley Workforce Development Board or call Mobile: 920-470-0837.