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Fast Forward Workforce Training Grants

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Announces Availability of Fast Forward Workforce Training Grants
A total of $8,000,000 has been set aside for Wisconsin Fast Forward – Round 4. Applications will be accepted for worker training in the following areas:

Financial Services and Related Occupations: (FF152FL1)
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)
Deadline: August 20, 2015 (11:59 p.m.)

Information Technology, Systems Security, Data Analytics, and Related Occupations: (FF152IL1)
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)
Deadline: August 20, 2015 (11:59 p.m.)

Human Services, Customer Service, and Related Occupations: (FF152BL1)
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)
Deadline: August 20, 2015 (11:59 p.m.)

Health Science, Health Care, and Related Occupations: (FF152HL1)
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Match: $1 : $1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF grant)
Deadline: August 20, 2015 (11:59 p.m.)

Architecture, Construction, and Related Occupations: (FF152CL1)
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)
Deadline: October 1, 2015 (11:59 p.m.)

Transportation, Logistics, Distribution, and Related Occupations: (FF152TL1)
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)
Deadline: October 1, 2015 (11:59 p.m.)

Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources, and Related Occupations: (FF152AL1)
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Match: $1 : $1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF grant)
Deadline: October 1, 2015 (11:59 p.m.)

Wisconsin Small Business Occupations: (FF152BS1)
Company size: 50 full-time employees or less
Award amount: $5,000 to $50,000
Match: $ .50 : $1 ( $ .50 applicant / $1 WFF grant)
Deadline: October 8, 2015 (11:59 p.m.)

Eligible Projects

  • Demonstrate employer demand for skills that are supported by local labor market information
  • WFF funds should serve to:
    • Increase the number of new jobs
    • Reduce layoffs
    • Increase local/regional skill based workforce
  • Stated intent to:
    • Hire successful trainees (employed or unemployed); and/or
    • Provide a new job or better job opportunity for underemployed trainees; and/or
    • Give incumbent workers a wage increase

Training Requirements

  • Demonstrate employer demand for skills that are supported by local labor market information
  • Short to Medium Term Training:
    • Less than 1-year to complete training course
    • Can consist of multiple training modules
    • 2-year maximum duration for overall training project
  • Does not replace existing, routine operational training
  • Solves a documented skills need not addressed through an existing education or training program
  • Is repeatable, portable and scalable
  • Enhances the sustainability/growth of the business and workforce
  • Provides opportunities for trainee income and career growth

For more information, please visit Wisconsin Fast Forward.
Or contact NCWWDB for technical assistance at (715)204-1640