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Grant Program Dates Extended

The Alabama Workforce Stabilization Program (AWSP) recently extended its availability for another year. Alabama companies can be reimbursed up to $50,000 at a time for training new and existing employees.

The AWSP is designed to help Alabama businesses avoid lay-offs, upskill current employees, and develop talent pipelines. The purpose is to develop new skills in high demand industries including: Healthcare, Advanced Manufacturing, Information Technology, Transportation - distribution/logistics, and Construction. The method for participation in the AWSP is employer driven, but the ultimate goal is to assist the individual worker.

Opportunities for Alabama Employers include:

  • Provide entry level employment for “new to the workforce” participants

  • Hire new talent with On the Job Training assistance

  • Incentivize workers to stay with the company by providing upskilling through Incumbent Worker Training programs

Gateway has written these grants in the last year for over $300,000 for some of our investors. Please reach out to someone on the Gateway Team if you are interested in receiving some of this federal money the next year!

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