Through a unique grants program, WDI makes investments that lead to workforce development and economic growth. This program is an “interactive” one, where WDI regional staff work directly with a business, union, or other entity to understand the issue at hand, and then help develop a response. This grants program is unique from a few perspectives:
- Hands-on approach: Through direct contact with the applicant, WDI regional staff get a better sense of future growth and workforce issues.
- Connections/Facilitation: If additional partners need to be brought in as part of the discussion, WDI regional staff connect with these resources and facilitate discussions.
- Flexibility: WDI’s funding is flexible and can be tailored to meet the needs of the immediate problem or opportunity.
- Streamlined Application Process: We understand that time is money…and jobs. The application process for our grants program, therefore, is designed to help the applicant move quickly on their plans.
Contact a WDI Regional Director View examples of past funded programs