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Workforce Development Funds

Please note for 2022-23, Workforce Development Funds return to a competitive application funding opportunity for Washington community and technical colleges.

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) is committed to helping industry thrive and expand in Washington State and to continue the development of a skilled workforce. The allocated resources will support the continued alignment of education and training programs with current industry practice and employee recruitment needs.

This funding is to support one-time projects that are necessary to meet changing needs and expectations of industry and/or prospective students, or to support local workforce and economic development initiatives. Successful proposals will do one or more of the following:

  • Support the transition, redesign, or adjustment of workforce education and training programs to meet the changing needs and expectations of industry (e.g., new competencies, articulation agreements, career pathways, competency-based credentials, badging/micro-credentials, new technology, etc.);
  • Support the transition, redesign, or adjustment of instructional programs to meet changing needs and expectations of prospective students for how instructional programs are delivered (e.g., hybrid, remote, virtual, asynchronous);
  • Create, support, or streamline local workforce and economic development initiatives; and/or
  • Support and expand workforce development partnerships among employers, education and training providers, and workers.

Who may apply:

  • Public community and technical colleges, as defined under RCW 28B.50.030, and Centers of Excellence (COE), as codified under RCW 28B.50.902 may apply for funding.
  • Colleges may submit only one application as an individual institution or as the lead institution of a consortium.
  • Applications are allowed from both a Center of Excellence (COE) and, separately, from their host college.
  • Applications from a COE should be in a separate OGMS application, but submitted through its host college.

While a COE can submit applications separately, and colleges may participate in more than one consortium, the review panel will be cautious about awarding funding for multiple projects to one institution.

Contacts

Carolyn McKinnon 
Policy Associate, Workforce Education
cmckinnon@sbctc.edu
360-704-3903


2022-2023

Important dates

Milestones Key Dates
Application available February 17, 2022
Application Webinar (optional)

February 24, 2022

11:00am - Noon

Application deadline March 31, 2022
Funds available July 1, 2022

2022-23 Program Resources and Guidelines

2020-2021

Important dates

Milestones Key Dates
Application available March 5, 2020
Application deadline April 23, 2020
Funds available July 1, 2020

2020-21 Program Resources and Guidelines

Page Manager: kkauffman@sbctc.edu
Last Modified: 3/22/22, 11:10 AM

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