Governor Kim Reynolds has announced the Iowa Entry-Level Driver Training Program, a new funding opportunity aimed at increasing training opportunities and making it easier to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) in the state. The new grant opportunity will support employers, nonprofits, or related organizations who sponsor or partner on key training programs designed to prepare potential drivers for CDL skills or knowledge tests. The grant program hopes to remove costly barriers and, ultimately, create more drivers with CDL licenses across the state.
Grant Awards Announced - March 30, 2023
Governor Kim Reynolds has announced new grant awards that will directly support the critical training opportunities necessary to obtain a commercial driver's license (CDL) in Iowa. The Entry-Level Driver Training Program will help Iowa meet its strong demand for truck drivers and school bus drivers by providing $2.94 million to support 46 different training programs across the state.
- Press Release: Governor Reynolds Awards CDL Training Grants to Ease Iowans’ Path into Professional Driving
Summaries and Award Information
- Entry-Level Driver Training Program Award Summaries (PDF)
- Entry-Level Driver Training Program Award Map (PDF)
- Press release: Gov. Reynolds announces new entry-level CDL training program