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Grow Your Skilled Workforce with Apprenticeship Incentive Grants

By Micki Vandeloo, GPC According to the Department of Labor, the number of new apprentices in the United States has grown by 67% since 2012. In 2021, there were 22% more active apprentices than the previous 10-year average (593,000 versus 484,000)[1]. Why is this the case? Apprenticeships have long been utilized for construction trades.  However, …

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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 …

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factory using incumbent worker training grants to upskill workforce

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. …

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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 …

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farmer in a rural community using highspeed internet thanks to rural broadband grant

How To Get Grant Funding for Rural Broadband Expansion

Broadband expansion, particularly to rural and underserved areas, has been a big focus in grantmaking since the beginning of COVID.  The pandemic and, in particular, the distance learning and telemedicine efforts that resulted from the need to socially distance placed a spotlight on those in small towns and other geographic areas where internet service was …

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