Wisconsin Fast Forward Grants

Standard Wisconsin Fast Forward Grants

Industry Sectors Worker Training Grants

The objective of the Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) standard grant program is to award funds to businesses from all Wisconsin industry sectors that reimburse the costs of customized occupational training for unemployed, underemployed, and incumbent workers. The customized, business-driven training will qualify workers for full-time employment, higher level employment, or increased wages.

Open to all industry sectors and companies of any size.

Amount: Approximately $4 million is being made available for this GPA.

Grant Amount: Grant awards range from $5,000 to $400,000 per grantee.

Match: Cash or in-kind match equal to 50% of the amount of the grant award is required.

Application Deadline: 3:00 p.m. CST on Thursday, January 20, 2022.

Sign up at http://wisconsinfastforward.com/signup/ now to receive information when exciting new grant funding opportunities become available.

Read grant award summaries to learn more about WFF funded projects.

Review archived GPAs here.


Expanded Wisconsin Fast Forward Grants

The objective of the Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) expanded grant program is to award funds that reimburse the costs of workforce development activities, as specified in the Grant Program Announcement (GPA).

Technical Education Equipment Grant

The purpose of the grant is to reimburse school districts for the purchase and installation costs of technical education equipment used in vocational training and technical education in advanced manufacturing fields, including costs for equipment operation software and instructional materials to train students.

Open to Wisconsin School Districts.

Amount: $1 million is being made available for this GPA

Grant Amount: Grant awards will range from $5,000 to $50,000 per grantee

Match: Cash or in-kind match equal to 200% of the amount of the grant award is required ($2 Match for each $1 WFF award)

Application Deadline: Email the completed application, required forms, and supporting documents to WisconsinFastForward@dwd.wisconsin.gov by 3 PM CST on December 6, 2021

Sign up at http://wisconsinfastforward.com/signup/ now to receive information when exciting new grant funding opportunities become available.

Read grant award summaries to learn more about WFF-funded projects.

Review archived GPAs here


Grantee Tools

OSD provides Grant Administration training opportunities to new and existing grantees after new grant awards are announced. Grantees are encouraged to use the Grant Administration Handbook resources below to effectively manage grant projects:

Communication

Financial Management

Grant Management

Reporting

Audits




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