• Career Connect Washington program builder grants now open

    November 15, 2022

    Round 10 of the Career Connect Washington program builder grants has recently opened with applications due Dec. 30, 2022. These grants bridge connections between industry and educators to create and scale Career Launch, Prep and Explore programs. The average grant is targeted at $100,000-$150,000 over 18 months, specifically for program development costs including staff salaries/benefits, costs for outreach to business and education partners, travel directly related to program development, supplies, and curriculum development and enhancement.

    The RFP can be accessed via the Washington Electronic Business Solutions (WEBS) system (RFP #2022-27, WEBS System Identifier 49001). Questions can be directed to Procurement Coordinator Jennifer Watson, esdgpbids@esd.wa.gov. Additionally, there is a Bidders’ Conference on Nov. 17 from 11-12:30 p.m. for interested organizations:
    The Career Connect Washington NW Regional Network offers technical assistance to businesses, community organizations and educational partners in the application process. For assistance, contact Career Connect Washington NW Regional Leads Jenny VeltriSinead Fitzpatrick Plagge, and/or Alyssa Jackson.  
    Office hours for Round 10: Assistance will be provided to any organization interested in the CCW Program Builder grant during CCW NW Regional office hour: If separate technical assistance or a letter of support is of interest, the deadline to request this from the CCW Northwest Regional Network for Round 10 is Dec.12, 2022.

    Hilary Parker