Foundation / Corporation
The Rapides Foundation and Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA)
10/15/21 5:00 PM CT
Grants of up to $75,000 to Louisiana IHEs for employee training programs in eligible locations. Funding is intended to support educational and certification programs offered by collaborating postsecondary institutions, employers, and industry groups. The purpose of the program is to improve employee skills, raise employee wages, and increase production or service capacity from industry partners. Funded programs must benefit Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon, and Winn parishes.
The Workforce Opportunity Grant provides an opportunity to fund new educational training or certification support to qualified candidates for immediate high-wage job opportunities for which there is demonstrated unmet employer demand within The Rapides Foundation’s nine-parish service area.
Applicants are encouraged to build strong partnerships between employers, industry groups, and the workforce system to design and deliver courses through accelerated learning strategies, redesigned curricula, distance learning, work-based training, and innovative uses of technology to enhance learning activities.
Eligible projects must:
Priority will be given to proposals that demonstrate the following:
Funding may be requested for the following items: Tuition, faculty/trainers, supplies,
studentstipends and equipment that can be explicitly linked to enhanced programmatic
GrantWatch ID#: 160685
The Workforce Opportunity Grant provides grants of up to $75,000.
The Workforce Opportunity Grant provides grants for up to a twelve-month period. Length of training programs should be one year or less.
Grant start dates:
- April 1, 2021 (For applications due January 11, 2021)
- July 1, 2021 (For applications due April 9, 2021)
- November 1, 2021 (For applications due August 9, 2021)
- January 10, 2022 (For applications due October 15, 2021)
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application portal: https://www.grantrequest.com/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fapplication.aspx%3fSA%3dSNA%26FID%3d35012%26sid%3d1700&SA=SNA&FID=35012&sid=1700
For questions related to this funding opportunity, contact:
Matt LaBorde, Program Officer
The Rapides Foundation
For assistance with submitting the online proposal:
Brooke Morrow, Programs Assistant
The Rapides Foundation
The Rapides Foundation
1101 4th Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, LA 71301
Main lines: 318-443-3394 or toll-free 800-994-3394
USA: Louisiana: Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon, and Winn Parishes
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