Governor’s Workforce Cabinet Awards Nearly $1M in Career Coaching Grants

The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet today announced the award of almost $1 million in grant money to 14 grantees. The Local Career Coaching Grant is an opportunity for K-12 representatives, post-secondary representatives, employers, and community-based organizations to collaborate on a comprehensive, career-focused solution for their community.

The goal is for partners to work together to create a sustainable system for the delivery of local, state, and national career information, as well as the educational attainment levels required for those careers. The system should provide students and adults with opportunities to participate in experiential learning and training in order to make well-informed decisions about their futures.

“The focus of the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet is aligning the systems of workforce and education-related programs in the state. The Local Career Coaching grantees are taking that mission directly to their schools and communities to ensure residents have the information they need,” said Teresa Lubbers, Cabinet chair and Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education. “We look forward to seeing the results of their hard work and collaboration, including how to scale best practices and share information with future partners.”

Awardees include:

Planning Grant

Accelerate West Central Indiana Economic Development: $10,000

Community Foundation of Switzerland County, Inc.: $10,000

Community Workforce Partnership Steuben and Noble Counties: $10,000

Eastern Indiana Works: $10,000

John H. Boner Community Center: $10,000

Lawrence County Economic Growth Council: $10,000

Miami County Economic Development Authority: $10,000

Mississinewa Community Schools: $10,000

Regional Opportunities Initiatives: $10,000

School City of Hammond: $10,000

South Bend – Elkhart area: $10,000

Implementation Grant

Gary Alumni Pathways to Students: $150,000

Indianapolis Public Schools: $503,854.95

Vincennes University Early College Programs: $109,900

Grant applicants could apply for a planning grant or an implementation grant. Applicants were required to commit a 25% local match for funding and limit administrative expenses to 5% of the total grant.

More information about the grant is available here.