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Iowa Language Learners Job Training Program

Iowa Language Learner

Governor Kim Reynolds today announced a $5 million new grant opportunity intended to reduce language barriers in the workforce. The Iowa Language Learners Job Training Program will help employers provide sustained programs for dual language instruction, to increase proficiencies that support improved communication with staff and overall recruitment and retention.

The new grant opportunity will support employer programs in English language proficiencies for work-related duties, policies or procedures, as well as support English speakers to learn a second language. Applicants must be employers with at least 25 full-time employees who are either expanding or creating a language program. Language courses are encouraged to be conducted onsite at the place of employment or with consortium members, with a maximum of four hours of paid time during working hours per week (minimum one hour of training per week).

Applications are now being accepted at IowaGrants.gov. View the Notice of Funding and Application Information below. Applications are due by 11:59 AM on December 2nd.

Resources on New Grant Opportunity

Webinar: How to apply for the Iowa Language Learners Job Training Program
October 11, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Click below to view the Iowa Language Learners Job Training Program webinar from Tuesday, Oct. 11. The program is a new funding opportunity to help reduce language barriers in the workforce. The webinar includes a detailed overview of the funding opportunity and a Q & A portion. 
View Webinar Slideshow

Watch the application webinar recording (Oct. 11, 2022)

Webinar Q & A (Oct. 11, 2022)
 

Questions on New Grant Opportunity

For any questions on the new grant opportunity, please contact Sara Bath at sara.bath@iwd.iowa.gov