Accelerating Innovative + Equitable Workforce Pathways Grant (Kentucky)
Blue Grass Community Foundation
October 23, 2023
Blue Grass Community Foundation, with support from the Walton Family Foundation, announces a workforce-development funding opportunity designed to better prepare Fayette County students in grades 6 – 12 for in-demand, high-paying jobs.
Donor Name: Blue Grass Community Foundation
County: Fayette County (KY)
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $200,000 and $500,000
Grant Duration: 2 years
Successful projects will specifically address disparities that exist for students due to socioeconomic status, gender, and/or race and ethnicity.
This is a competitive grantmaking process, with applications reviewed by an independent, intergenerational, community-based RFP Review Team. Proposals with project budgets between $200,000 and $500,000 will be considered. The Review Team will award one or more grants totaling $500,000 for the two-year grant cycle (January 1, 2024-December 31, 2025). There will be two rounds of funding, the first in the fall of 2023 and the second in the fall of 2024. Projects awarded grants in the first round will be eligible to apply for additional funding in the second round.
Applicant organizations must be located in Fayette County. Program proposals must be for service to youth in grades 6-12 residing in Fayette County.
Proposals must be aimed directly at workforce development, and may include one or more approaches, such as career cultivation, skill development, and job awareness.
Proposals must include one or more partner organizations, such as public entities, nonprofits, governmental agencies, or private corporations. Individuals are not considered partners.
The lead applicant organization must be classified as a nonprofit public charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code, a unit of government, or a school.
The lead applicant organization must have a GuideStar Seal of Transparency at the Gold level or higher. GuideStar.org is a national database of nonprofits recognized by the IRS. Organizations have free access to their profile on the site and can provide added information to increase the level of Transparency.
Applicant organizations must not discriminate in their hiring, volunteer participation, or provision of client services. Exceptions may be made for hiring practices for religious organizations that can demonstrate bona fide occupational qualifications based on religious beliefs for employment.
Applicant organizations with religious affiliations will be considered for funding only if the project for which they seek support attempts to address the needs of the wider community without regard to religious beliefs.
Applicant organizations must not have final grant reports that are past due to Blue Grass Community Foundation.
For more information, visit BGCF.