Opportunity to Apply for Employer Innovation Fund and Child Care Challenge Fund Grants

January 21, 2021

Last week, Gov. Reynolds announced employers, employer consortiums and others can now apply for two Future Ready Iowa grants. The Employer Innovation Fund is a matching grant program where funds can be used to support credit and non-credit programs, as well as wrap-around support programs such as childcare, transportation, books, equipment and other ways to help upskill Iowans. The Child Care Challenge Fund is another matching grant program where dollars can be used for new construction of a child care facility, rehabilitation of an existing structure as a child care facility or retrofitting an existing structure for child care. ABI is very supportive of both programs and encourages members to consider applying for funds. You can learn more about the Employer Innovation Fund and the Child Care Challenge Fund, and view the governor’s press release.