WORK Act Grant: Funding to Market Your Training Program
April 15, 2019 - Recruiting and enrolling Coloradans in skilled worker training programs is an important strategy for connecting growing industries with new talent and addressing Colorado’s shortage of skilled workers. If your organization has a training program and needs help promoting it, you can receive financial assistance by applying for the WORK Act Grant. On April 23, from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment will host a webinar to help potential applicants determine if their organization is ready to apply.
The legislature created the Skilled Worker Outreach, Recruitment, and Key Training Act (WORK Act) in 2015. This matching grant program provides funding to help organizations promote their skilled worker training programs such as apprenticeships, pre-apprenticeships, bootcamps, associate degrees, and certificate programs. In previous years, the average award was $366,799 and the median award was $291,638.
Government and non-government entities offering a skilled worker training program and partnering with industry in the development of the program could be eligible to apply to this grant. All industries are eligible to apply, and the application period will open later this spring.