DWD Announces Technical Education Equipment Grants

The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) – Office of Skills Development (OSD) has released a new Technical Education Equipment Grant Program Announcement (GPA). Under the Expanded Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) program, up to $559,400 in grant funds is available to Wisconsin school districts to train students for careers in advanced manufacturing.

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.

Applications are due by 3 p.m. CST on Thursday, April 8, 2021. For additional information, or to download an application, please consult the Grant Program Announcement and related grant program materials at www.wisconsinfastforward.com/wff_standard.htm

If you have questions regarding this announcement, contact Tracy La Haise, Program and Policy Analyst at the WFF program. Tracy is at 608-733-3896 or Tracy.LaHaise@dwd.wisconsin.gov