Idaho Department of Labor is seeking applicants for industry sector grants of
up to $250,000 each to help employers develop training solutions to fill skill
gaps and address employment shortages.
for the awards, not to exceed $1 million, was recently approved by the Idaho
Workforce Development Council.
Applicants must consist of
at least three business / industry partners with similar occupational training
needs. Before submitting an application, the industry consortium will need to meet with the Department
of Labor to identify skill gaps, develop a targeted list of industry
occupations that address current and projected employment needs and select a
applicants must provide either a 25 percent cash match, a 100 percent in-kind
match or a proportionate combination of the two.
Projects will be awarded on a
first-come, first-served basis. All partners must meet current business
requirements for receiving an Idaho Workforce Development Training Fund grant,
which can be found at labor.idaho.gov/wdtf.
details and application form for the industry sector grants are available at labor.idaho.gov/industrygrants.
Idaho Workforce Development Training Fund was started in 1996 and is
administered by the Idaho Department of Labor. Grant funds are used to
reimburse businesses for the cost of training new workers or retraining
existing workers with skills necessary for specific economic opportunities and
industrial expansion initiatives.