Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant Writing Training Available

November 06, 2018

High-quality care depends on a high-quality workforce. Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) grants can help WHA members build and sustain the workforce needed to provide the high-quality health care Wisconsin is known for nationwide. 

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is offering a free informational grant application training session:

Submitting a Successful Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) Grant
Thursday, November 8
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

It’s not too late to reserve a seat or register for the online training. The training session will increase applicants’ understanding of the WFF grant application process, goals of the WFF grant program, process for funding, and information on what makes a successful WFF grant application.

WHA supported the Wisconsin Fast Forward legislation as another significant investment in workforce development. WFF grants help employers recruit and retain employees through training and education. WHA encourages its members to identify regional training opportunities and connect with workforce partners to develop WFF applications. 

Grants for health science and health care related occupations range from $5,000 to $400,000. Grant applications remain open throughout the year with grant awards announced quarterly. 

WHA member awardees and partnerships include:

  • $38,041 to Agnesian HealthCare in Fond du Lac to develop and deliver training to 10 incumbent workers and two new hires in nursing informatics
  • $206,702 grant to St. Elizabeth Hospital-Fremont Tower to train 254 staff members with the customized performance improvement skills that are required within a new, state-of-the-art facility
  • $175,393 to Upland Hills Health to provide customer service and technology training to 468 workers at its rural hospital
  • $386,000 to the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin to train 33 unemployed and 27 incumbent workers (60 trainees in total). The individuals will be trained as Certified Medical Assistants for placement at partnering organizations including UW Health, SSM Health and UnityPoint Health-Meriter. 

Register now with DWD to reserve your seat. If you have any questions, contact Andy Heidt of DWD’s Office of Skills Development- Wisconsin Fast Forward at 608-266-0174.

This story originally appeared in the November 06, 2018 edition of WHA Newsletter