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Training Grant Opportunities

Partner with Fox Valley Technical College when developing a comprehensive training plan to develop the skills of new or existing employees. Our training grant advisors will assist you with designing an outcomes-based training plan and assess if available training grant programs align to your project and timeline.

Share your interest today and be connected with a training grant specialist for more details.

WAT Grant Overview

Grant projects must provide a written commitment to provide a better job opportunity for underemployed trainees; and/or provide incumbent workers a wage increase after successful completion of the training; and/or hire successful trainees.

  • Training does not replace existing or routine operational training; is short- to medium-term in duration; solves a documented skill gap not addressed through existing education or training programs and provides opportunities for trainee income and career growth 
  • Grants range from $5,000-$400,000
  • Grant applications can consist of various entities collaborating to implement a training project.
  • An employer cash or in-kind match is required; match varies by project.
  • WFF grant projects should serve to increase the number of new jobs, reduce layoffs, and/or increase local/regional skill-based workforce.
  • Contact the WFF grant advisor for additional details.
Evaluation of Requests

The confidential Request for Consideration will be evaluated to determine which employers Fox Valley Technical College can partner with for annual WAT grants applications. Every attempt is made to build grant projects that represent the diverse training needs of regional employers recognizing not all training may be eligible for grant support.

Outcomes-focused training projects that build the skills of employees will be given priority. Additional consideration will be given to projects that:

  • Link activities to a current and clearly defined business challenge

  • Increase employees' wages in the short term

  • Improve employees' job and career opportunities in the short term

  • Implement activities related to career pathways

  • Strengthen the local, regional or state economy

Employer Requirements

Grant applications must include one or more employers(s) who:

  • Train incumbent workers and provide a wage increase; and/or commit to hiring new workers; and/or commit to hire unemployed and/or underemployed trainees to fill new or vacant positions

  • Show a demand for workers with skills that can be developed with short- to medium-term training to be completed within one year

  • Have a presence in Wisconsin and will train workers employed by the Wisconsin location

  • Match grant funds with cash or in-kind contributions as specified in the related Grant Program Announcement

  • Contact the WFF grant advisor for additional employer requirements


Business and Industry Services

Fox Valley Technical College
Business & Industry Services (BIS)
D. J. Bordini Center
5 N. Systems Drive
Appleton, WI 54914-1655
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P: 888-458-0449
P: 920-735-2525
F: 920-735-4771

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