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Central Iowa Job Training Program

Grants to Iowa Organizations for Professional Development
Programs for Residents in Eligible Regions

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Iowa Workforce Development (IWD)

Deadline Date:

09/30/21 3:00 PM CT


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Grants to Iowa organizations to offer professional development opportunities for local residents in eligible regions. Funding is intended to provide unemployed and underemployed residents with the additional skills necessary to secure better-paying, full-time employment. Eligible residents reside in central Iowa.

The purpose of the Central Iowa Job Training Program is to develop a long-term sustained program to train unemployed and underemployed central Iowans with skills necessary to advance to higher-paying jobs with full benefits. The applicant will submit a plan that details a training program targeted towards skill development and occupational certifications. The training program will provide individuals with the skills necessary to succeed in full-time, benefits-oriented, permanent positions.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 198465

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $100,000

Term of Contract:

Project Start Date: 10/01/2021
Project End Date: 06/30/2022
Dates are tentative and are subject to change. Final dates will be determined during the award process.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include organizations that are in good standing with the State of Iowa.

Grantees must comply with all applicable provisions of state and federal laws pertaining to nondiscrimination, sexual harassment, and equal employment opportunity.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: Applications for the first round of funds are due by Thursday September 30th at 3:00 pm, central time.

IWD recommends that applicants create an account and begin the application in advance of the deadline.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To create an account and begin your grant application: Go to

Contact Allison Hanrahan at or 515-725-9077 for questions.
Iowa Workforce Development
1000 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50319

Technical Assistance (TA) will be provided throughout the application process, in the form of public questions posted on

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa: Central Iowa


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