City workforce grants support job training, economic development

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington is now accepting applications for workforce grants, according to the Mayor’s office.

These grants are designed to support non-profit agencies that offer job training and economic development services.

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The Mayor’s office says the city is investing $300,000 this year. They say successful applicants are required to measure job placement related to the training they offer.

This will have a positive impact on economic or workforce development through job training and retraining, entrepreneurial support, employment re-entry, work-based learning and other areas of economic development, according to the Mayor’s office.

Applicants may request up to $30,000 per grant year. If an applicant collaborates with an additional partner for the purpose of an economic development program, the partners may jointly request up to $75,000 per grant year.

Complete applications must be received electronically by 5 p.m. EDT, Monday, Oct. 16.

Applications must be submitted on the following link:

https://lexingtonky.formstack.com/forms/lexington_fayette_economic_development_grant_application_fy_2018_2019 .