Workforce Funding and Technical Assistance


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The Department provides the funding and technical assistance to Washington State's community and technical colleges in the following program areas:

  • Apprenticeship grants help maintain and expand apprenticeship programs.
  • Basic Food, Employment and Training enables food stamp recipients to gain the skills necessary for higher wages, better jobs, and further advancement.
  • Centers of Excellence funding helps colleges that are designated as Centers of Excellence serve as points of contact and resource hubs for industry trends.
  • Customized Training for businesses expanding in or relocating to Washington State.
  • Job Skills grants provide funding for customized training for business. This program also links funding for customized training with dollars from Worker Retraining, WorkFirst, and Employment Security Department incumbent worker training programs.
  • Federal Perkins dollars help stimulate innovative instruction and link high schools and colleges together through the Tech Prep program.
  • Worker Retraining serves unemployed workers seeking new skills.
  • WorkFirst block grants serve low-income students.

Application for Funding

Washington State's community and technical colleges can apply for funding from the programs listed above through the Online Grant Management System (OGMS).

Applying for Funding, Managing Grants, and Reporting

  • Applying: To submit a grant application, you will need access to OGMS. Contact your organization's OGMS Security Contact(s) to get access.

    Notify Mason Norman, Workforce Services Coordinator, of any changes to contact information of an existing grant submitted through OGMS.
  • Managing Existing Grants: To submit budget revisions and invoices for existing grants you will need access to OBIS. Contact your oganization's OBIS Security Contact(s) to get access.

    OBIS Security Contacts can make changes to contact informaton on existing grants in OBIS.
  • Secure Grant Reporting: Some grants require secure reports to be submitted to SBCTC that contain sensitive student informaton. Those reports must be submitted through the SBCTC's Secure Upload Engine (SUE). Contact Mason Norman, Workforce Services Coordinator, to access SUE for the following Workforce programs: BFET, Worker Retraining and WorkFirst.

2014-15 Application Dates

Applications listed below for 2014-15 were released and are due no later than the following date:

Application Released Date Due Date
Job Skills Program April 10, 2014 Continuous
Perkins Innovation Projects
Perkins Leadership Block Grant
Perkins Non-Traditional Gender Employment & Training
Perkins Special Projects
April 17, 2014 June 1, 2015
Final Day to submit budget revisions for FY15 June 15, 2015
Final Day to submit invoices for FY15 July 15, 2015

2014-15 Final Report Dates

Final reports are due on the following dates. Please upload the completed form as an attachment to your application located in the Online Grant Management System (OGMS) . Blank forms are available in OGMS.

Final Report Due Date
Job Skills Program July 7, 2015
Perkins Plan July 31, 2015
Perkins Innovation Projects
Perkins Leaderhsip Block Grant
Perkins Non-Tradiional Gender Employment & Training
Perkins Special Projects
July 31, 2015

2015-16 Application Dates

Applications (by release date) will be released and are due on the following dates:

Note: As of February 19, 2015, the JSP release date has been rescheduled from April 9, 2015 to May 7, 2015.

Application by Release Date Release Date Due Date
WorkFirst Delivery Agreement February 19, 2015 April 2, 2015
Perkins Plan February 26, 2015 April 9, 2015
Private Career Schools Worker Retraining March 5, 2015 April 16, 2015
Hospital Employee Education & Training Program March 12, 2015 April 23, 2015
Early Achievers Opportunity Grant March 19, 2015 April 28, 2015
Aerospace Special Projects March 26, 2015 May 7, 2015
Worker Retraining April 9, 2015 May 21, 2015
Perkins Innovation Projects
Perkins Leadership Block Grant
Perkins Non-Traditional Gender Employment & Training
Perkins Special Projects
April 16, 2015 May 21, 2015
Job Skills Program
May 7, 2015
Continuous
Basic Food Employment & Training June 18, 2015 July 30, 2015
Final Day to submit budget revisions for FY15 June 15, 2016
Final Day to submit invoices for FY15 July 14, 2016

Note: Perkins Innovation, Leadership Block Grant,Non-traditional, and Special Projects applications received by May 21, 2015, will secure funding July 1, 2015. Applications will be accepted after that date, but funds cannot be used for expenses incurred before application approval.

2015-16 Final Report Dates

Final reports are due on the following dates. Please upload the completed form as an attachment to your application located in the Online Grant Management System (OGMS)

Blank forms are available in OGMS.

Final Report Due Date
Job Skills Program July 7, 2016
Perkins Plan July 31, 2016
Perkins Innovation Projects
Perkins Leadership Block Grant
Perkins Non-Traditional Gender Employment & Training
Perkins Special Projects
July 31, 2016

Questions? Contact Mason Norman, Workforce Services Coordinator.

Time and Effort Reporting

Time and effort reporting is required of educational institutions that receive federally-funded grants or SBCTC grants that require time and effort reporting. Download the Time and Effort Reporting GuidelinesPDF .

 

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