Workforce Development Training
Fund Micro-Grants

Idaho’s Workforce Development Council has approved $500,000 to fund workforce development projects serving youth or adults and benefitting localized and/or rural efforts.

The micro-grant program, paid out of the Workforce Development Training Fund (WDTF), will provide up to $25,000 per award and is designed to fund projects on a smaller scale than the WDTF grants. Any community-based organization, school, employer, local government entity or economic development organization can apply on behalf of a community partnership. Successful projects will increase employment and wages of the community’s workforce and/or will contribute to the state’s goal of having 60 percent of 25-34 year-olds achieving a degree or certificate and assist in stemming the out-migration of youth and young adult workers from Idaho communities.

Prior to submitting the application, the industry consortium must partner with the Idaho Department of Labor’s Regional Business Specialist for assistance in identifying skill gaps and research training options, to develop a targeted occupation labor market analysis that identifies the current and future projected gaps in employment for the industry and to select a training solution to alleviate identified skill gaps. This may be selection of a public/private postsecondary training provider, development of work-based training components or a combination of the two.

Eligibility requirements

Learn more about the minimum eligibility requirments to apply for a micro-grant.

How to apply

  1. Click the button below to download the Word document.
    Download the micro-grant application
  2. Save the Word document to your computer.
  3. Click through and fill in the Word document on your computer, and fill in the Excel budget spreadsheet that is linked within the document.
  4. Then email the completed Word document and completed Excel budget spreadsheet to

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