Read our articles listed below for answers to frequently asked questions from our members.
STEP Grants: Everything You Need to Know
By Micki Vandeloo, GPC What do you think STEP grants are? Grants to support career pathways (STEPs to a better career)? Grants to support installing STEPs on your building? If I told you that STEP grants were actually grants to help companies expand their markets through exporting, would you believe me? What if I told
Securing Funding for Growth with Job Training Grants
By: Micki Vandeloo Growth is a good thing but the flip side of growth is equipping your new and current staff to address higher volumes of work. With the low unemployment rate, manufacturers are hiring less skilled workers and training them on the job rather than trying to find an employee with a strong set
Bounce Back Stronger with Business Recovery Grants
By Micki Vandeloo As the COVID 19 pandemic has raged across the United States and the world, businesses have shut down or have come very close due to lack of supplies, forced closures due to the potential for pandemic spread, and loss of revenue from cancelled events. Many people’s livelihoods have been severely threatened as
Innovation Grants Helps Manufacturers Reimagine What’s Possible
By Micki Vandeloo Have you ever had an idea for a new product or technology that you were certain would revolutionize your industry? If so, was money a barrier for commercializing the technology? Commercialized technologies lead to new jobs and, in some cases, new facilities to manufacture products using those technologies. Recognizing the economic impact
Upskill and Reskill Your Workforce with Incumbent Worker Training Grants
As manufacturing rebounds from the pandemic and order books fill (maybe you even have a healthy backlog), you might need your employees to possess new skills, particularly as it remains hard to find additional workers. You may have just gotten a new piece of equipment on your production floor and need training on its use.
How to Find and Secure Grants for 501c6 Trade Associations
By: Micki Vandeloo Trade associations have a unique nonprofit designation as a 501c6. This is the IRS designation for a non-profit that is supported by membership fees, that exists to promote its members’ business interests without the goal of making a profit. In addition, no one shareholder can benefit financially from the organization’s income. These