Lexington has $200,000 available for workforce grants

Will support job training, certifications and licensure

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The City of Lexington is now accepting applications for workforce grants designed to support businesses and agencies operating in Fayette County that offer job training, certifications, and licensure to promote economic development activity.

“This grant opportunity will help our citizens get the training they need to compete for good jobs,” said Kevin Atkins, the city’s chief development officer. “A well-trained workforce helps Lexington attract jobs in today’s economy. It’s a competitive advantage.”

Lexington is investing $200,000. Successful applicants are required to measure job placement or certificate/licensure attainment related to the training they offer.

Successful applicants will have a positive impact on economic or workforce development through:

  • Employment entry / re-entry
  • Certifications
  • Licensure

Applicants may request up to $50,000 per grant year. Only one application per grant category per agency is allowed. The application submittal date will begin on Dec. 16, 2019 and end on Jan. 13, 2020. Complete applications must be received electronically by 4 p.m. EDT, Jan. 13, 2020.  Grant guidelines are posted on Lexington’s Economic Development website: www.lexingtonky.gov/economicdevelopment. A link to the application will be posted on Dec. 16, 2019 on the same website: www.lexingtonky.gov/economicdevelopment.

A grant workshop to address grant questions will be held 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2020 at the Lexington Senior Center, located at 195 Life Lane Lexington, Ky. 40505.  In order to reserve a spot at the workshop, please click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/edit?eid=84592722109.

More information about the Economic Development Grant is available on the city’s Economic Development website:https://www.lexingtonky.gov/economicdevelopment. For more details contact Elodie Dickinson, the city’s director of business & workforce engagement, at [email protected].

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