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We are located at the Charles Young Center, 540 E. 3rd St.

If you have any questions email or call (859) 258-3026.

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Workforce Development Grant

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) has historically partnered with economic and workforce development agencies to provide economic and workforce development services. These agencies are diverse in their missions and work plans and provide services that create jobs and grow payroll, influence growth and tax base enhancement, and enhance the economic well-being of the community.

The grant application process is beginning for a two-year funding cycle, July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2026. The application will open Monday, February 26 at 9 a.m. Complete applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. on March 26, 2024.

Full guidelines and policies


Questions related to the grant guidelines and application process can be directed to Amy Glasscock, Director of Business Engagement, by email at

Grant Workshop

A grant workshop to address questions will be held on Monday, March 4, 2024, from 2 – 3 p.m. on Zoom.
Grant Workshop 

Meeting ID: 858 7302 6760
Passcode: 322786

Workforce Partners

The Economic Development Grant was authorized in the amount of $400,000 by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Adopted Budget. This grant is in its fifth year of funding and is currently in a 2-year funding cycle.

Programming for all agencies began on July 1, 2022, and will commence on June 30, 2024.  Agencies currently are listed below, including a summary of the training they provide as well as contact information for referral purposes. 

Download the list of partner agencies.

WORK-Lexington Programming Opportunities

Programming for all agencies will begin on July 1, 2022 and commence on June 30, 2024. Agencies funded for this year are listed below and contain a summary of the training provided as well as contact information for referral purposes. 

Agency Programming Contact Information

Awesome Inc

Salesforce administrator certification.


Contact: Nick Such,,
Phone: (859) 472-4219

Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) 

Enhanced Operator Certificate Program (EOCP).


Contact: Erin Tipton,,
Phone: (859) 246-6788 

Building Institute of Central Kentucky

Provides classroom, lab training and licensure for HVAC, plumbing and electric.


Contact: Bruce Maybriar,
Phone: (859) 229-6641

Community Action Council 

Provides Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training


Contact: Joshua McCann
Phone: (859) 233-4600 x 2037 

Food Chain 

Food sector job training program.


Contact: Leandra Forman,,
Phone: (859) 428-8380

Jubilee Jobs  Provides a one-week inhouse and outreach seven-step job readiness, job placement and retention support service.


Contact: Mason King,,
Phone: (859) 977-0128

Lexington Rescue Mission  Provides 14-week (two hours per week) "Jobs for Life" program that provides soft skills training, job search, resume writing and job placement. 


Contact: Renee Dodson,,
Phone: (859) 618-6831

Opportunity for Work & Learning (OWL)  Forklift Certification, Manufacturing Work Experience, Skilled Trade Academy Certificate, Customer Service Representative Certification, Kentucky Essential Skills Certificate, resume writing, job search, application, interviewing, placement, and retention. 


Contact: Israel Smith,,
Phone: (859) 254-0576



The purpose of the grant is to provide economic and workforce development services to supplement and support the work of the Urban County Government. Funding this cycle will impact workforce areas of:

  1. Training/retraining;
  2. Employment entry/re-entry.