INTERMEDIARY WORK-BASED LEARNING GRANTS
Governor Kim Reynolds announced a new $1.5 million Statewide Intermediary Work-based Learning Grant to help Iowa high school students experience one-on-one contact with potential employers and help them make informed decisions about postsecondary education and careers.
Funding is intended to encourage the creation and development of a range of work-based learning programs including internships, job shadowing experiences, apprenticeable occupations, or other workplace learning opportunities in targeted industries.
The new grants are open to Iowa educational organizations, community colleges, nonprofit organizations, and local workforce development boards, as well as any other entity with the capacity to provide students sustained interactions with industry or community professionals in a real worksite environment.
GRANT AWARDS ANNOUNCED JUNE 29, 2023 (PRESS RELEASE)
- Iowa Awards $1.25 Million of Grants to Improve Work-Based Learning
- Award Summaries: 2023 Statewide Intermediary Work-Based Learning Grant Awards
- An additional funding opportunity was opened in Hawkeye and Southwestern regions only, with the following organizations receiving grant awards:
- Energy Association of Iowa Schools
- Hawkeye Community College
The updated summary sheet lists all awardees of the grant.
Resources on the Statewide Intermediary Work-based Learning Grant can be found below:
- Webinar (YouTube) recording (May 11, 2023)
- Webinar presentation slides (PDF)
- Webinar Q&A (PDF)
- Community College Regional Map
Locate a contact for the 15 community college regions for the Statewide Intermediary Work-Based Learning Grant.