The United States Department of Labor recently announced that grant money of approximately $53 million is available for growing and assessing distinctive approaches for developing the workforce. This investment is offered through the Workforce Innovation Fund. The Workforce Innovation Fund offers grant money with the purpose of investing in inventive methods to create and supply employment and training amenities with the intent of generating sustainable enhancements in public workforce system performance.
State workforce agencies and local workforce investment boards are qualified to apply for grants offered by this Fund. Through this investment, grantees would be looked upon to bring employment and training amenities forward in a more operational and proficient manner, to create better opportunities for collaboration between workforce programs, to increase the sharing and distribution of best practices, and to put arduous assessment systems into place.
Applications are due by June 18 with the expectation that grants will be distributed in September. More information can be found here. The Workforce Innovation Fund website also offers assistance and tools to help applicants submit high quality proposals or help new applicants understand the process and how to successfully submit a grant application.