Wisconsin Fast Forward Grants

Expanded Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant Program

Teacher Training Grant

WFF announces a $500,000 request for proposals for teacher recruitment, training and placement in urban or low-income school districts. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD), through its Procurement Unit (Procurement), requests proposals to establish a contract for teacher training and recruitment. Up to $500,000 is available to recruit and prepare individuals to teach in low-income or urban school districts. One grant will be awarded to a 501(c)(3) or (4) non-profit as defined by the IRS.

Standard Wisconsin Fast Forward Grants

Open Grants

Worker Training Grants for Wisconsin for All Sectors
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)

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Worker Training Grants for Wisconsin Small Business Occupations
Company size: 50 full-time employees or less
Award amount: $5,000 to $50,000
Match: $ .50:$1 ($ .50 applicant / $1 WFF)
Small Business Application Example

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Available as of July 1, 2017, both grants are open for application through the year. Award announcements are anticipated to occur within 60 days of the end of each quarter as outlined below:

Submission Date Intent to Award on or Before
January 1 - March 31 May 31
April 1 - June 30 August 30
July 1 - September 30 November 30
October 1 - December 31 February 28

Applicants are encouraged to apply early in each quarter, enabling grant staff to request necessary clarifications or additional information prior to grant evaluations. Upto the final two weeks of each review quarter, grant specialists are available for questions and technical assistance at WisconsinFastForward@dwd.wisconsin.gov. Applicants are encouraged to contact us if they have questions or need assistance prior to submitting their applications. Grant specialists will be able to offer this assistance until the final two weeks of each review quarter. Grant Specialists are available 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday.

Read grant award summaries to learn more about WFF-funded projects.

Review archived GPAs here

Administration Tools for Grantees

OSD provides Grant Administration training opportunities to new and existing grantees after new grant awards are announced. Grantees are encouraged to use the Grant Administration Handbook resources below to effectively manage grant projects:

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