Grants to total $300,000
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 12, 2014) — The Kentucky Department of Workforce Investment is now accepting proposals for Industry Partnership grants ranging up to $50,000 each. Grants are designed to encourage Local Workforce Investment Boards (LWIBs), local employers and system stakeholders to plan for the expansion and/or start-up of industry-led, sector-focused and business-driven partnership projects. The deadline to submit proposals is Nov. 7.
These partnership-development, enhancement and training grants, totaling $300,000, will be awarded to LWIBs and/or their partnerships. Two kinds of grants are available: support/enhancement grants to create new or expand the capacity of existing partnerships, and training grants to provide direct support of skill development efforts prioritized by the partnership. Grants will be evaluated on merit and are not limited in number per local board/collaborative of LWIBs or regions.
Industry partnership applications must specify a state or regional targeted sector. The state sectors, as detailed in the strategic plans WORKSmart Kentucky and Kentucky’s Unbridled Future, are: automobile, aircraft, advanced and/or sustainable manufacturing; transportation, distribution and logistics; business services and research and development; health care /social assistance; energy creation and transmission; and technology – life sciences and data centers.
RFP, guidelines, and information are available online or contact Beth Kuhn at (502) 564-0372; [email protected]. A bidder’s information session will take place Monday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m. at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Conference Center, 200 Mero Street in Frankfort.