Commute to Careers Grant Program Now Open
The State of Wisconsin has officially launched its $8 million Commute to Careers grant program, a multi-agency effort recently announced by Gov. Scott Walker to eliminate transportation barriers for low to moderate income workers looking enter the workforce or advance their careers.
According to the Department of Workforce Development (DWD), the goal of the grant program is to establish affordable, self-sustaining, and flexible transportation programs that can grow and adapt to meet the needs of the employees and employers which it serves. Potential projects that may be funded through the grant include:
The $8 million includes $5 million through DWD's Fast Forward Program and $3 million for Vehicle Grants through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT). Details include:
Applicants can apply for one or both grants, provided they meet the application requirements. All grants require a 20 percent match.
Please CLICK HERE to review the Grant Program Guidelines.
Posted by: Scott Rogers, Governmental Affairs & Workforce Director
Eau Claire Chamber
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