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CareerEdge will open its annual request for proposal (RFP) process on Monday, March 22, soliciting plans from manufacturing, healthcare, insurance skilled trades and construction employers in Manatee and Sarasota counties. CareerEdge is seeking grant applications that show a business will use funding, upon approval, to increase skills and accelerate promotions for incumbent workers while increasing job creation.  Over the past 11 years, CareerEdge has co-invested nearly $13.2 million in grants to businesses, which was matched by employer investments and other funders.

Employers may request grants of $15,000 to $50,000 to implement training programs up to 12 months in duration, with employee wages reported for two years upon training completion. Interested businesses must submit a letter of intent by Thursday, April 20, at 5 p.m. to [email protected].  Those selected to apply for funding will be notified by mid-May. For more information, click here.

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