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Grant Announcement

The Bay Area Workforce Development Board was recently awarded an initial $107,000.00 grant from the WI Department of Workforce Development to directly assist recently and soon-to-be permanently laid-off retail sector employees transition to new employment and/or enroll in an approved high-demand industry technical college training program. In addition to accessing a wide range of basic and individualized career services, eligible participants may receive up to $15,000.00 per person for college tuition and up to $15,000.00 per person in supportive services (transportation assistance, childcare, etc.). Individual amounts may differ, based on a needs analysis. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact their closest American Job Center and request to speak to a Dislocated Worker Career Services Specialist to learn more and begin the eligibility determination and enrollment process.

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Federal and State Links

  • Wisconsin Fast Forward – WFF encourages partnerships between employers, and workforce and economic development organizations to provide worker training that is not readily available through existing education/training providers.  Over $18 million in grant contracts has been issued to date.
  • USA.gov – Comprehensive online guide to government information and services
  • U.S. Dept of Labor Employment & Training Administration (DOL-ETA) – Administers federal government job training and worker dislocation programs, federal grants to states for public employment service programs, and unemployment insurance benefits. These services are primarily provided through state and local workforce development systems
  • nawb.org – National Association of Workforce Development Board
  • dol.gov – U.S. Dept of Labor Agencies & Program listing with information and links
  • govinfo.gov – A service of the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO), which provides free public access to more than a million official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government
  • bensguide.gpo.gov – A service of the Government Publishing Office (GPO), designed to inform students, parents, and educators about publications and information in the GPO’s Federal Depository Library Program.
  • wisconsin.gov – Comprehensive “all-Wisconsin” information for residents, business, visitors, workforce, and government.  Everything from taxes to fishing licenses; housing to jobs outlook.
  • dwd.state.wi.us
  • WisConomy
  • WisConnect

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