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MANUFACTURING WORKFORCE TRAINING GRANT

The Teshinsky Family Foundation (TFF) is dedicated to helping people develop skills for employment, education opportunities, and through them, personal liberty. TFF is seeking proposals to support workforce training for manufacturing careers. Grants will be awarded to select organizations whose programs best align with the TFF mission and goals. Organizations that run manufacturing skills training programs that meet the criteria listed on the RFP may submit an Inquiry Form in order to be considered for an invitation to apply.

REQUIRED PROGRAM ELEMENTS 

Training

  • Training to acquire skills needed for jobs in manufacturing (including but not limited to: additive manufacturing, assembly, blueprint reading, CAD/CAM & other design software, CNC machining, composites, drilling, engineering for manufacturing, fabrication, industrial maintenance, industry 4.0, installation and service, LEAN processes, machine vision systems, material handling, mechatronics, milling & turning, painting for manufacturing, pneumatics and hydraulics, precision measurement, product technician, quality assurance, robotics, shop mathematics, tooling, welding).

  • Training to build skills needed to succeed in a professional manufacturing work environment leading directly to being hired in a manufacturing workplace and the ability to sustain employment long-term.

  • No cost for participants; Compensation/stipend for participants preferred.

Employer Relations / Jobs Pipeline

  • Relationships with area manufacturing employers leading to successful career placements in entry-level manufacturing with growth potential for program graduates.

  • Relevant and responsive training connected to specific manufacturers and their hiring needs. Direct involvement of employers in the training curriculum preferred.

  • Track record of a high percentage of career placement in sustainable manufacturing careers with benefits for program graduates.

 

Case Management Services

  • Services system to provide support and resources to program participants.

  • Intensive career counseling and career retention support.

 

AVAILABLE FUNDING

 

One-time grants between $25,000 and $100,000 will be awarded in the following categories, specifically meant to increase effectiveness, efficiency, or growth:

  1. Program Grants. To cover direct training and program costs.

  2. Equipment and Capital Grants. To update equipment, purchase new equipment, and update or enhance facilities leading to more effective and efficient training.

Funding amounts will vary depending on strength of application, need, program type, number of participants served, efficiency, track record and potential for growth. Future funding may be available, but these funds should be considered one-time only.

 

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

The Teshinsky Family Foundation will only invite organizations to apply for Workforce Development Grants who meet the following criteria:
 

  • Standalone organizations with tax-exempt status under section 501(c)3 of the IRS (support, fundraising, or intermediary organizations, including community college foundations, are not eligible for this grant).

  • Programs operating in the continental United States.

  • Programs serving participants ages 18 and over.

  • Programs that do not limit participation to specific groups training for at least one year with job placement data.Programs that have engaged in


The following are not eligible to apply for a Manufacturing Workforce Training Grant:

  • Individuals.

  • Organizations that discriminate, including but not limited to, on the basis of race, gender, identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, country of origin, citizenship, or disability.

  • Religious organizations, unless engaged in programs that are non-sectarian, benefit a broad base of the community and have a separate 501(c)(3) designation.

  • Political action committees, candidates, causes, and lobbying.

  • Labor, alumni, or fraternal groups.

  • Recreation, athletic or sports teams, programs, or leagues.

  • For-profit entities, including start-up small businesses.

  • Endowment funds.

 

The deadline to submit an Inquiry Form is July 26, 2024. Please view the RFP and Frequently Asked Questions for more information. TFF reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals. In order to be considered for funding, organizations must fill out an Inquiry Form and be invited to apply. We respectfully ask that organizations refrain from reaching out directly via phone or email regarding funding.

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