Training Funding Program

Sustainable Partnerships for SWFL Workforce Pipeline

Funding to help you upskill your current employees!


The Southwest Florida Equitable Jobs Pipeline is actively seeking employer partners in Southwest Florida who are enthusiastic about sustaining workforce development initiatives in four key sectors for both new and existing employees: PK-12 Education, Manufacturing, Logistics, and Healthcare through participation in the Equitable Jobs Pipeline. Ideally, proposals will include a well-defined strategy for the employer to gradually assume the cost of training, with the goal of achieving sustainability by December 2025.

Total amount to be awarded: $3,800,000.00

Proposals will be accepted between January 15, 2024 through October 31st 2024, with awards going out in April, July and December.

Employers will:
  • Identify programs needed to upskill current employees and/or new hires.
  • Commit to hiring or accelerate current employees on career pathway after training.
  • Commit to sustaining training by gradually assuming training costs for sustainability.
Training Providers will:
  • Work with employers to create or adapt existing programs to meet employers needs.
  • Offer training in a format conducive to participants working while attending training.
  • Work with employers to help identify ways to make training sustainable after grant funding is over.

The SRMA and FloridaMakes can help assess your training needs and find the best training resource for you.
Contact our Business Advisor to get started.

Learn more and begin the RFP process by clicking HERE.

Equitable Jobs Pipeline

Our next meeting is June 30th at 12 noon, where you can learn more about this valuable funding program and receive an update on the progress of the EJP.

REGISTER NOW for this free informational session via Zoom.

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