LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 7, 2016) — The City of Lexington is launching a new grant program designed to bridge the gap between job training and employer needs.
As part of the grant $150,000 will be available to agencies that offer economic and workforce development services. A grant applicant may request up to $25,000 and use the funds to support demand-driven approaches in Lexington. The applicant must show evidence in support of the program’s potential for success.
Matching funds are not required for the grants, however the applicant’s availability to leverage financial or in-kind resources and collaborate with other organizations may be considered.
Applications will be reviewed by the city’s Economic Development Investment Board. Interested applicants must write a two-page letter of intent by Nov. 23, to be eligible to apply for a grant. Projects will be awarded by the spring of 2017.
Questions and guidelines can be requested from Workforce Development Manager Elodie Dickinson at 258-3026, or by writing her at [email protected].