According to the solicitation, “. . . the department intends to award at least 0.5 percent of the total amount of available funds to eligible institutions in each State, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.” This means that each state can count on $2.5 million. The awards for single applications range from $2.5 million to $5 million and from $2.5 million to $20 million for consortium applicants.
The applications are due April 21, so time is of the essence.
2. EMSI’s Data Is Ideal for Proposals
Here’s the intent of the solicitation, from the statement of need:
Applicants must fully describe:
i. The targeted population in each community who need training and their skill gaps related to the jobs in demand;
ii. Evidence of the need for training in the industries and occupations on which the project will focus; and
iii. Gaps in the existing education and career training opportunities in each community.
This is exactly what EMSI’s flagship product, Analyst, does. Here are some specifics about how EMSI and Analyst meet these needs:
3. EMSI’s Site Contains Other Grant Resources
Bonita Steele, the Director of Grants and Resource Development for Kern Community College District in California, shared some tips with us back in September.
Check out a case study about how Bonita and Kern CCD pulled down nearly $4 million in green training grants.
Here’s a case study about how North Central State College in Ohio used EMSI data in a successful bid for a $500,000 grant.
To arrange a call to discuss how EMSI can help your college, contact Rob Sentz for more information, or call 208.883.3500.