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Grants for Job Retraining

Updated April 13, 2017

Job retraining often occurs when someone may lose or has lost their job. Job retraining, also called workforce development, offers an opportunity for individuals to learn new skills or improve existing ones. Grant programs provide funding for non-profit organisations throughout the United States that offer job retraining.

Deupree Family Foundation

The Deupree Family Foundation provides funding through programs that focus on community projects run by non-profit groups. The minimum grant award is £650, the maximum is £16,250 and the average amount is £1,950. The foundation provides funding for programs that support educational opportunities. They strongly favour applications from organisations focusing on permanent solutions for a program. The Deupree Family Foundation prefers electronic submission of applications.

Deupree Family Foundation P.O. Box 126 New Hartford, CT 06057 Attn: S. D. Jones No Phone Listed Deupreefamilyfoundation.org

IBM Grant Program

The IBM grant program provides funding for adult training and workforce development programs. It particularly focuses on adult education and job training to help a job seeker maintain employment. Non-profit organisations and educational institutions may apply. However, unsolicited proposals should include a letter of inquiry to see if the foundation will consider a full grant application.

Vice President Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs IBM Corporation New Orchard Road Armonk, New York 10504 Ibm.com

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides grant funding to train new leadership in the health care profession and address the nurse faculty shortage. They do not provide funding for scholarships or fellowships. The job retraining grant opportunity focuses on addressing the nursing shortage, promoting school curriculum, and developing an advocacy centre.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation P.O. Box 2316 Route 1 and College Road East Princeton, NJ 08543 (877) 843-RWJF Rwjf.org

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