SUNY Adirondack seeks proposals for 2014-2015 SUNY Workforce Development Grant funds; Submission deadline is June 30

(QUEENSBURY, NY- June 9, 2014) – The SUNY Adirondack Office of Continuing Education seeks proposals for 2014-2015 SUNY Workforce Development Grant funds.

The deadline to apply for the grants is Monday, June 30, 2014. The maximum award available per company is $50,000. Groups of companies can apply as a consortium and share training for an increased maximum award. Grant funds are generally released in October and eligible projects may be scheduled to begin any time after they are available. Projects must conclude by July 15, 2015.

Any company with two or more employees within the college’s service area of Warren, Washington and northern Saratoga Counties are eligible to apply.  First priority is given to businesses that are newly relocated to New York State; start-ups and businesses that are expanding their operations and/or creating new jobs. Consideration will also be given to employers that seek to use training to: improve productivity, efficiency, effectiveness or profitability; continue operations in New York or retain jobs or; show promise of increased sales, new products, or new markets. In addition, small firms that would not be able to afford training without assistance and businesses that show clear links to the economic development objectives of the region will also be considered. The grant funds pay up to 90% of the direct costs of training. The college administers the grants and works with employers to find the appropriate training providers.

For more information, please contact Leza Wood in the SUNY Adirondack Office of Continuing Education at 743-2238 or via email at woodl@sunyacc.edu.

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