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Regional Workforce Grants

Implentation Grant Application Due: June 1, 2016

Passed into law in 2015, the Workforce Initiative Act Regional Workforce Grant Program seeks to create a statewide, comprehensive structure enabling students in Arkansas universities, community colleges and secondary centers to participate in career and technical education programs developed with input from area employers. The General Assembly found that for Arkansas to compete with an aggressive and effective 21 century economic development strategy, we must start by properly evaluating and addressing the workforce education needs of our state. The proper coordination of secondary and post- secondary education, including career and technical programs, is essential for creating a successful economic climate in Arkansas. Additionally, preparing and encouraging Arkansans to pursue high-demand jobs, including but not limited to, those stemming from industry recognized credentials, career and technical certificates, associate degrees, and bachelor's degrees is essential to building a skilled and employment-ready workforce. Programs offering short-term career and technical training, as well as, those producing Certificates of Proficiency, Technical Certificates, Associate of Applied Science, or similar degrees, and Bachelor of Applied Science, or similar degrees, are critical to the success of Arkansas’ economic development.

Below you will find the materials necessary to apply for the Implementation Grant. Applications for the Implementation Grant will only be considered for those projects that were awarded a Planning Grant. The Implementation Grant Application is due June 1, 2016.

Email completed applications to ADHE.Workforce.Grant@adhe.edu. You may also direct any questions you might have to this email address.

Regional Workforce Grant Guidelines
Act 1131 of 2015
Timeline
PowerPoint Presentation
View the Recorded Webinar
Local Workforce Development Regions Map

Implementation Grant Application

Implementation Grant Application Rubric

Implementation Grant Progress Report Template

Implementation Grant Interim Report Template
 

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