Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant Archive

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Expanded Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant Program

Commute to Careers - Flexible Transportation Solutions for Wisconsin Workers
Applicants: Program Grants - private employers, non-profits, or consortiums of employers, non-profits and organizations that serve people with disabilities; Vehicle Grants - Non-profit and local public bodies (including tribes)
Award amount: Program Grants - $5,000,000; Vehicle Grants - $3,000,000
Match: $0.20:$1.00 ($0.20 applicant / $1.00 WFF/WisDOT)

High School Student Certifications
Grants to Technical Colleges to Certify High School Students in Industry-Recognized High Demand Fields
Applicants: Wisconsin Technical Colleges
Award amount: $5,000 to $100,000

Teacher Training Development Grant
Grants awarded under this GPA are intended to increase the number of licensed teachers in Wisconsin Schools.
Applicants: Wisconsin School Boards, Districts, Governing Body of a Private School, or Charter Management Organization
Award amount: $5,000 to $50,000

Advanced Manufacturing Technical Education Equipment Grant Program
Applicants: Wisconsin School Districts
Award amount: $5,000 to $50,000
Match: $2:$1 ($2 applicant / $1 WFF)

High School Student Certifications
Grants to Technical Colleges to Certify High School Students in Industry-Recognized High Demand Fields
Applicants: Wisconsin Technical Colleges
Award amount: $5,000 to $100,000
Match: $0.50:$1.00 ($0.50 applicant / $1.00 WFF)

Employee Resource Network Pilot Grant Program
Applicants: Partnerships of Wisconsin employers, economic development agencies, Wisconsin Technical Colleges or other workforce support organizations
Award amount: Up to $250,000
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)

Training Teachers to Teach in Dual Enrollment Programs
Applicants: Wisconsin Technical Colleges
Award amount: $25,000 to $300,000

Nursing Training in Middle and High Schools RFP
WFF announces a $1,500,000 Request for Proposals (RFP) for a community-based organization to build a public-private partnership to provide nursing training to middle and high school students. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD), through its Procurement Unit (Procurement), requests proposals to establish a contract for nursing training. Up to $1.5 million is available to expose middle and high school students to the nursing profession and provide training for interested students. A grant or grants will be awarded to a Community-Based Organization.
Applicants: Community-Based Organizations
Award amount: Up to $1,500,000

Teacher Training/Recruitment for LI/Urban School Districts RFP
WFF announces a $500,000 request for proposals for teacher recruitment, training and placement in urban or low-income school districts. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD), through its Procurement Unit (Procurement), requests proposals to establish a contract for teacher training and recruitment. Up to $500,000 is available to recruit and prepare individuals to teach in low-income or urban school districts. One grant will be awarded to a 501(c)(3) or (4) non-profit as defined by the IRS.

2018 GPAs

Worker Training Grants for All Sectors: April 2018
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)

Worker Training Grants for Small Business Occupations: April 2018
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $50,000
Match: $.50:$1 ($.50 applicant / $1 WFF)

Worker Training Grants for All Sectors: (FF181**1)
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)

Worker Training Grants for Small Business Occupations: (FF181BS1)
Company size: 50 full-time employees or less
Award amount: $5,000 to $50,000
Match: $ .50:$1 ($ .50 applicant / $1 WFF)

Worker Training Grants for the City of Racine
Company size: any
Special Requirement: The application must include at least one employer with a city of Racine location with a stated commitment to hire successful trainees or to increase wages for successful incumbent worker trainees.
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)

2017 GPAs

Worker Training Grants for All Sectors: (FF173**1 & FF174**1)
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)

Worker Training Grants for Small Business Occupations: (FF173BS1 & FF174BS1)
Company size: 50 full-time employees or less
Award amount: $5,000 to $50,000
Match: $ .50:$1 ($ .50 applicant / $1 WFF)

Worker Training Grants for Wisconsin Construction Trades and Related Occupations: (FF172CL1)
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)

Worker Training Grants for Wisconsin Small Business Occupations: (FF172BS1)
Company size: 50 full-time employees or less
Award amount: $5,000 to $50,000
Match: $ .50:$1 ($ .50 applicant / $1 WFF)

Worker Training Grants for Wisconsin Health Science, Health Care, and Related Occupations: (FF171HL1)
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)

Worker Training Grants for Wisconsin Construction Trades and Related Occupations: (FF171CL1)
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)

Worker Training Grants for Wisconsin Small Business Occupations: (FF171BS1)
Company size: 50 full-time employees or less
Award amount: $5,000 to $50,000
Match: $ .50:$1 ($ .50 applicant / $1 WFF)

2016 GPAs

Worker Training for Manufacturing Occupations: (FF164ML1)
Status: Closed to New Applications
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)

Workforce Development for City of Milwaukee Residents: (FF164GL1)
Status: Closed to New Applications
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $200,000
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)

2015 GPSs

Manufacturing and Related Occupations: (FF152ML1)
Status: Closed to New Applications
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)

Financial Services and Related Occupations: (FF152FL1)
Status: Closed to New Applications
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)

Information Technology, Systems Security, Data Analytics, and Related Occupations: (FF152IL1)
Status: Closed to New Applications
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)

Human Services, Customer Service, and Related Occupations: (FF152BL1)
Status: Closed to New Applications
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)

Health Science, Health Care, and Related Occupations: (FF152HL1)
Status: Closed to New Applications
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Match: $1 : $1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF grant)

Architecture, Construction, and Related Occupations: (FF152CL1)
Status: Closed to New Applications
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)

Transportation, Logistics, Distribution, and Related Occupations: (FF152TL1)
Status: Closed to New Applications
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)

Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources, and Related Occupations: (FF152AL1)
Status: Closed to New Applications
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Match: $1 : $1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF grant)

Wisconsin Small Business Occupations: (FF152BS1)
Status: Closed to New Applications
Company size: 50 full-time employees or less
Award amount: $5,000 to $50,000
Match: $ .50 : $1 ( $ .50 applicant / $1 WFF grant)

2014 GPAs

Wisconsin Small Businesses: (FF143BS1)
Status: Closed to New Applications
Company size: 50 full-time employees or less
Award amount: $5,000 to $50,000
Application: short form
Match: $ .50 : $1 (applicant provides half of the WFF grant amount)

Manufacturing Occupations: (FF143ML1)
Status: Closed to New Applications
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Application: long form
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)

Construction Trades and Related Occupations: (FF143CL1)
Status: Closed to New Applications
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Application: long form
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)

Transportation, Logistics and Distribution Occupations: (FF143TL1)
Status: Closed to New Applications
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Application: long form
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)

Financial Services Occupations: (FF143FL1)
Status: Closed to New Applications
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Application: long form
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)

Information Technology Occupations: (FF143IL1)
Status: Closed to New Applications
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Application: long form
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)

Customer Service Occupations: (FF143BL1)
Status: Closed to New Applications
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Application: long form
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)

Health Care and Related Occupations: (FF143HL1)
Status: Closed to New Applications
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Application: long form
Match: $1 : $1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF grant)

Agriculture and Related Occupations: (FF143AL1)
Status: Closed to New Applications
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Application: long form
Match: $1 : $1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF grant)

Wisconsin Small Businesses: (FF141BS1)
Status: Closed to New Applications
Company size: 50 full-time employees or less
Total funding set-aside: $500,000
Award amount: $5,000 to $25,000
Application: short form
Match: $ .50 : $1 (applicant provides half of the WFF grant amount)

Manufacturing Occupations: (FF141ML1)
Status: Closed to New Applications
Company size: any
Total funding set-aside: $1,000,000
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Application: long form
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)

Construction Trades and Related Occupations: (FF141CL1)
Status: Closed to New Applications
Company size: any
Total funding set-aside: $500,000
Award amount: $5,000 to $75,000
Application: long form
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)

Transportation, Logistics, and Distribution Occupations: (FF141TL1)
Status: Closed to New Applications
Company size: any
Total funding set-aside: $1,000,000
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Application: long form
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)

Financial Services Occupations: (FF141FL1)
Status: Closed to New Applications
Company size: any
Total funding set-aside: $1,000,000
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Application: long form
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)

Information Technology Occupations: (FF141IL1)
Status: Closed to New Applications
Company size: any
Total funding set-aside: $1,500,000
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Application: long form
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)

Health Care and Related Occupations: (FF141HL1)
Status: Closed to New Applications
Company size: any
Total funding set-aside: $2,000,000
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Application: long form
Match: $1 : $1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF grant)

2013 GPAs

Grant Available for Small Wisconsin Manufacturers
Status: Closed to New Applications
Funds Allocated: $400,000
Grant Amount: $5,000 to $50,000
Match: $0.50 Applicant/$1.00 Grant
Eligible Applicants: Manufacturing companies with 50 or fewer employees
Eligible Trainees: Unemployed, Underemployed, or Incumbent Workers

Grant Available for Wisconsin Manufacturers
Status: Closed to New Applications
Funds Allocated: $1,000,000
Grant Amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Match: $1.00 Applicant/$1.00 Grant
Eligible Applicants: Manufacturing companies
Eligible Trainees: Unemployed, Underemployed, or Incumbent Workers

Grant Available for Wisconsin Construction Industry
Status: Closed to New Applications
Funds Allocated: $300,000
Grant Amount: $5,000 to $50,000
Match: $0.50 Applicant/$1.00 Grant
Eligible Applicants: Construction companies
Eligible Trainees: Unemployed, Underemployed, or Incumbent Workers

Grant Available for Customer Service Representative Training
Status: Closed to New Applications
Funds Allocated: $1,000,000
Grant Amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Match: $1.00 Applicant/$1.00 Grant
Eligible Applicants: Customer Service Occupations
Eligible Trainees: Unemployed, Underemployed, or Incumbent Workers


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