The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is taking Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) worker training grant applications through Nov. 28. Employers are encouraged to apply for WFF grants of up to $400,000 to develop and implement business-led skills training programs to advance their business.

The WFF program helps employers develop innovative local and regional solutions that meet their area’s workforce needs. These Industry Sectors Worker Training Grants reimburse customized occupational training costs for unemployed, underemployed, and existing workers. Training qualifies workers for full-time employment, higher level employment, or increased wages.

“Wisconsin Fast Forward worker training grants advance Wisconsin’s workforce and economy with innovative solutions that support collaboration and are industry-led,” DWD Secretary Amy Pechacek said. “The program also has helped thousands of workers across the state develop skills that are in demand by today’s employers.”

Find additional details in the Grant Program Announcement:

Eligible applicants include:
Public agencies.
Private organizations in all industry sectors.
Coalitions or partnerships of entities under the auspices of a public agency or a private organization.
Tribal governing bodies of a federally recognized tribe or band of Native Americans, or an organization appointed by the tribal governing body.
Deadline to Apply: 3 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023.
Award Amounts: Grant awards range from $5,000 to $400,000.

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