Technical Assistance Opportunities

The table below outlines fiancial and non-financial techinical assistance opportunities for local workforce areas in 2019 provided by the CWDC and CDLE Workforce Development Programs.

Initiative Name Description Funding Available Who is Eligible

Application Deadline

Contact
Innovative Industries Internship Program House Bill 15-1230 created the Innovative Industries Internship Workforce Development Program. The program reimburses employers with high-level internships in an innovative industry for up to $5,000 in expenses per intern. Eligible industries include advanced manufacturing, engineering, energy and natural resources, bioscience, information technology, construction, aerospace, and electronics. $5,000 per internship All eligible industries March 1, 2019 Wendy Corley
Lives Empowered Retail Sector Partnership Grants Up to 10 grants to expand the network of next gen retail sector partnerships throughout the state $375,000 New retail sector partnerships March 31, 2019 CWDC
Strategic Doing Training Training opportunity available to teach people how to form collaborations quickly, move them toward measurable outcomes, and make adjustments along the way. Strategic Doing enables leaders to design and guide new networks that generate innovative solutions. All training costs paid Local workforce development areas Spring 2019 CWDC
Local Workforce Development Board Training Financial assistance for one statewide training event for local board members; distribution method of funds to be determined. $25,000 Local workforce development boards Spring 2019 CWDC
Launch a Sector Partnership Assistance to a local group of businesses and public partners with the launch of a sector partnership: an industry-driven, public-private partnership of businesses, from the same industry, in a shared labor market region, who work with education, workforce development, economic development, and community organizations to address the competitiveness needs of target industries that are vital to Colorado’s regional economies. $50,000 Public partners representing a region with the support of at least two local business champions from the chosen industry Spring 2019 CWDC
Convener Cohort To increase the number of trained sector partnership conveners in Colorado. To strengthen the network and connections among sector partnership conveners so that they can support one another in elevating sector strategies as a leading approach to talent development in Colorado. Funding tied directly to module activities Regional representatives currently convening or planning to take over the convener role of a partnership, hoping to learn new ideas or gain new insight into their role Spring 2019 CWDC
Performance Incentive Funds Funds available to high performing local workforce development boards. Rating will be determined by performance in the following categories: work-based learning opportunities, business engagement, enhancement, WIOA services, career pathway development, and local workforce development board performance. $425,000 Local workforce development boards Fall 2019 CWDC
Innovative Industries Intermediaries House Bill 15-1230 created the Innovative Industries Internship Workforce Development Program. An Innovative Industry Intermediary is an association that represents an innovative industry sector that has entered into an agreement with the state council. Eligible industries include advanced manufacturing, engineering, energy and natural resources, bioscience, information technology, construction, aerospace, and electronics. $10,000 per industry intermediary Industry associations that represent the eligible industries Fall 2019 CWDC
Trade Adjusment Assistance and Outreach Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) case managers depend on CDLE for their primary training for case management. CDLE plans to develop videos to provide training to TAA case managers and increase awareness of the program statewide for local area partners and job seekers who have lost their jobs due to foriegn trade.    TAA case managers and job seekers impacted by foreign trade   Sherman Swafford