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 Deb Knackstedt, Program Manager, 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 Deb Knackstedt, Program Manager, to access SUE for the following Workforce programs: BFET, Worker Retraining and WorkFirst.

2013-14 Application Dates

Applications listed below for 2013-14 were released and are due no later than the following date:

Application Release Date Due Date
Job Skills Program April 25, 2013 Continuous
Perkins Non-Traditional Training & Employment April 18, 2013 June 1, 2014
Perkins Innovation Projects April 18, 2013 June 1, 2014
Perkins Leadership Block Grant April 18, 2013 June 1, 2014
Perkins Leadership Special Projects April 18, 2013 June 1, 2014
Final Day to submit budget revisions for FY14 June 13, 2014
Final Day to submit invoices for FY14 July 15, 2014

2013-14 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, 2014
Perkins July 31, 2014
Perkins Non-Traditional Training & Employment July 31, 2014
Perkins Leadership Block Grant July 31, 2014
Perkins Innovation Projects July 31, 2014
Perkins Special Projects July 31, 2014

2014-15 Application Dates

Perkins Non-traditional, Leadership Block Grant, Innovation and Special Projects applications received by May 22, 2014, will secure funding July 1, 2014. Applications will be accepted after that date, but funds cannot be used for expenses incurred before application approval.

Applications will be released and are due on the following dates:

Application Release Date Due Date
Basic Food Employment & Training April 3, 2014 May 15, 2014
Early Achievers Opportunity Grant March 20, 2014 May 1, 2014
Job Skills Program
April 10, 2014
Continuous
Perkins February 27, 2014 April 10, 2014
Perkins Non-Traditional Training & Employment April 17, 2014 May 22, 2014
Perkins Leadership Block Grant April 17, 2014 May 22, 2014
Perkins Leadership Special Projects April 17, 2014 May 22, 2014
Perkins Innovation Projects April 17, 2014 May 22, 2014
Private Career School Worker Retraining March 3, 2014 April 17, 2014
Worker Retraining March 20, 2014 May 1, 2014
WorkFirst Delivery Agreement February 20, 2014 April 3, 2014
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 July 31, 2015
Perkins Non-Traditional Training & Employment July 31, 2015
Perkins Leadership Block Grant July 31, 2015
Perkins Innovation Projects July 31, 2015
Perkins Special Projects July 31, 2015

Questions? Contact Deb Knackstedt - Program Manager

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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