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



Thursday, August 22, 2019

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

INDIANAPOLIS—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.