Second Round of Employer Innovation Fund Grants Announced

December 5, 2019

On Tuesday, Gov. Reynolds announced 22 additional recipients of grants from the Employer Innovation Fund, which is a component of Future Ready Iowa. The fund is intended to provide matching support to employers and non-profit organizations that come up with unique programs to support the wrap-around services of upskilling Iowa’s workforce. $568,000 was distributed to employers across the state in this second round. There will be a third round where $244,000 in remaining funds are eligible to be dispersed. The application period opened on Dec. 3 and will close on Dec. 17. ABI strongly advocated and was successful in lobbying for $1.2 million in funds for this unique program. Read the full news release.