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 fifth year of funding and is currently in a two-year funding cycle. 

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 and contact information for referral purposes. 

Download the list of partner agencies.

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, 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.

Website

Contact: Nick Such, 
nick@awesomeinc.org,
Phone: (859) 472-4219

Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) 

Enhanced Operator Certificate Program (EOCP).

Website

Contact: Erin Tipton, erin.tipton@kctcs.edu,
Phone: (859) 246-6788 

Building Institute of Central Kentucky

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

Website

Contact: Bruce Maybriar,
bruce@BIACentralky.com
Phone: (859) 229-6641

Community Action Council 

Provides Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training

Website

Contact: Joshua McCann 
Joshua.McCann@commaction.org
Phone: (859) 233-4600 x 2037 

Food Chain 

Food sector job training program.

Website

Contact: Leandra Forman, leandra@foodchainlex.org,
Phone: (859) 428-8380

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

Website

Contact: Mason King,
mking@jubileejobsoflexington.org,
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. 

Website

Contact: Renee Dodson,
renee@lexingtonrescue.org,
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. 

Website

Contact: Israel Smith,
ismith@owlinc.net,
Phone: (859) 254-0576

 

Economic Development Grant Application

Grant guidelines

Review grant guidelines before beginning the grant application. Contact Elodie Dickenson via email at edickinson@lexingtonky.gov or call (859) 258-3026 if you have any questions.

Grant guidelines

Application

To begin an application, each applicant will need to create a user name and password. You will be able to save your application as you work on your application.

The application is now closed.