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Governor Kim Reynolds awarded $1.4 million in grants to 38 Iowa employers and partner organizations who are launching projects to help Iowans achieve post-secondary training and education

Davenport, IOWA – According to the state officials, the Employer Innovation Fund awards will reportedly help 3,542 Iowans earn non-credit and for-credit credentials that will enable them to obtain or maintain high-demand jobs.

The Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund awards grants that can be used to cover the cost of training and education supplies, as well as to provide much needed wrap-around services addressing other barriers that some Iowans face when trying to obtain skilled training.

Award amounts can range from $1,000 to $50,000.

Governor Kim Reynolds released the following statement:

“Iowa needs innovative ideas to grow our workforce and train the skilled workers who will help create a prosperous future for our industries and state.

These awards are quality investments in developing the deep talent pool necessary to keep our economy moving forward.”

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