Workforce Development Partners

The Economic Development Grant was authorized in the amount of $200,000 by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Adopted Budget. This grant is in its fourth year of funding and is currently a 2-year funding cycle. 

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) Licensure/certification; 2) Employment entry/re-entry. 

Programming for all agencies will begin on July 1, 2020 and commence on June 30, 2021. Agencies funded for this year are listed below and contain a summary of the training provided as well as contact information for referral purposes. 

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Purpose

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. 

Programming information

Programming for all agencies will begin on July 1, 2020 and commence on June 30, 2021. 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

 

Building Institute of Central Kentucky 

Certified Fiber Optic Technician training courses to teach participants to install, terminate, and test fiber optic networks. Soft skills training will also be provided.

Website

Contact: Bruce Maybriar, 

bruce@BIACentralky.com 

Phone: (859) 229-6641

 

Jubilee Jobs

Provides an Inhouse and Outreach 2-week, 7-step job readiness, job placement, and conflict resolution workshops. 

 

Website

Contact: Bruce Manor, bmanor@jubileejobsoflexington.org 

Phone: (859) 381-9600 

 

Community Action Council 

Provides Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), CDA (Child Development Associate) credentials, and work readiness skills. 

Website

Contact: Renae Small, renae.small@commaction.org 

Phone: (859) 233-4600

 

Lexington Rescue Mission 

Provides 14-week (2 hrs./wk.) Jobs for Life program that provides soft skills training, job search, resume writing, and job placement. 

Website 

Contact: Renee Dodson, renee@lexingtonrescue.org 

Phone: (859) 618-6831 

 

Kentucky Refugee Ministries 

Provides a Rapid Employability Orientation (8 hrs./every 2 weeks) that includes work readiness, work culture orientation, workplace English skills, computer skills, and job placement. 

Website 

Contact: Derek Feldman, 
dfeldman@krmlex.org 

Phone: (859) 226-5661 

 

 

Economic Development grant application 2020

Note: The grant application cycle for FY21 closed on Jan. 13, 2020. 

2020 grant policies and guidelines

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2020 Grant Application Workshop PowerPoint

Grant timeline

Notification of grant RFP timeline is posted,

‘Save The Date’ and Eventbrite link is posted for grant workshop

Dec. 6, 2019
Grant guidelines and application posted Dec.16, 2019
Public grant workshop Dec. 19, 2019
Application submission due date Jan. 13, 2020
Applications scored by committee and recommendations readied Jan. 31, 2020
Recommendations are made to the Economic Development Investment Board Feb 4, 2020
Presentation made to the Budget, Finance & Economic Development Committee Feb. 25, 2020
Announcement of grant award recipients / Funds dispersed March 2020
Programs will be tracked July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

 

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