Wisconsin Fast Forward Grants

Standard Wisconsin Fast Forward Grants

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

Applications must be completed and submitted using the Wisconsin Fast Forward Online Grant Application System. Click 'Apply Now' to log in to the portal.

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Worker Training Grants for 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

Applications must be completed and submitted using the Wisconsin Fast Forward Online Grant Application System. Click 'Apply Now' to log in to the portal.

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Wisconsin Fast Forward Jump Start
Company size: any
Award amount: $5,000 to $200,000
Match: $1:$1 ($1 applicant / $1 WFF)
Rubric
Grant Guidelines

Applications must be completed and submitted using the Wisconsin Fast Forward Online Grant Application System. Click 'Apply Now' to log in to the portal.

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Fast Forward Training Opportunity

Submitting a Successful Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant
The training session is scheduled from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2018. You can attend in-person or online using WebEx. Space is limited at the in-person session. Register now to reserve a seat.

Training Opportunity: Submitting a Successful Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant
Thursday, November 8, 2018
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Register to attend in-person or online (via WebEx):

  1. Go to http://dwdlearningcenter.wi.gov/
  2. Enter you WFF application username and password (your Job Center of Wisconsin or UI password will work as well or you can create a new account)
  3. Search for "Submitting a Successful Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant"
  4. Locate the appropriate time and either "In-Person Session" or "WebEx Session"
  5. Click "Request"

In-Person Training Session Location
GEF 1 Room A415
201 E. Washington Ave.
Madison WI 53707


Available as of July 1, 2017, both Standard Wisconsin Fast Forward 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. Up to 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:

Application Information

Communication

Financial Management

Grant Management

Reporting

Audits




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