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!