Initial Employer Innovation Fund grant round to begin June 21
BPC Staff Jun 13, 2019 | 4:45 pm
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Iowa Workforce Development will begin accepting applications for the new Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund grant program on June 21, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced. The initial round of applications will be due Aug. 1, with grants to be announced by Sept. 1. Reynolds in May signed legislation that provides $1.2 million for the fund, designed to boost regional talent development by providing state matching dollars for local investments. The competitive grants are meant to expand opportunities for more Iowans to earn for-credit and non-credit postsecondary credentials, including short-term certificates, leading to high-demand jobs. Possible uses of the fund include helping students with books, equipment and child care as well as other innovative approaches that help Iowans complete education or training beyond high school. Potential applicants can find more information and apply for the Employer Innovation Fund at www.futurereadyiowa.gov/innovation.