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Scott Walker, Governor
Raymond Allen, Secretary

Department of Workforce Development
Secretary's Office

201 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Telephone: (608) 266-3131
Fax: (608) 266-1784
Email: sec@dwd.wisconsin.gov


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Thursday, March 15, 2018
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Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant Available to Pilot Collaborative Employer Training, Retention Resource Program

A single, one-time award of up to $50,000 will be made to a consortium of partners to develop a one-year Employer Resource Network program

MADISON – Today, The Department of Workforce Development's (DWD) – Office of Skills Development (OSD) released a new Grant Program Announcement (GPA) under Governor Walker's Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) program, making available up to $50,000 to develop and implement an Employee Resource Network (ERN) pilot program.

OSD intends to award one ERN pilot program grant to a Wisconsin consortium or partnership that unites local businesses and community partners to improve job retention and advancement opportunities for entry-level, low-wage and low-skilled workers and reduce staff turnover costs for employers.

While designed to assist entry-level, disadvantaged employees, including those most at risk of job turnover, the pilot ERN will make employment resources and support services available to all interested employees.

Details follow:

ERN GPA Guidelines:

Applicants: Wisconsin consortiums or partnerships consisting of several local employers and public and private entities
Deadline to Apply: 3 p.m. on May 1, 2018
Award Amount: Up to $50,000

Visit the WFF website to access this grant opportunity.

Please contact OSD with questions.