DWD To Hold Fast Forward Grant Application Training Session

The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) will hold a free informational grant application training session on Wednesday, September 13. The goal of the training session, “Submitting a Successful Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant,” is to increase applicants’ understanding of the Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) grant application process, goals of the WFF grant program, process for funding and information on what makes a successful WFF grant application. Registration information is below.

The WFF grant program began under Gov. Scott Walker in 2013. The program administers grant funds for various occupations throughout the state to support employer-led worker training projects. The program is operated through the Office of Skills Development (OSD) within DWD.

OSD announced enhancements to the Fast Forward grant program in June. In a May executive session on the budget, the Joint Finance Committee also approved an expansion of the Fast Forward program to five new categories, including high school pupil certifications, technical teacher training programs, employee research networks, internship programs and nurse training programs, that would take effect pending on the full legislature’s vote.


Training Opportunity: Submitting a Successful Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Register to attend either in-person or online (via WebEx):

  1. Go to http://dwdlearningcenter.wi.gov
  2. Enter your WFF application username and password (your Job Center of Wisconsin or UI password will work as well, or you can create a new account)
  3. Search for “Submitting a Successful Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant”
  4. Locate the appropriate time and either “In-Person Session” or “WebEx Session”
  5. Click “Request”

In-Person Training Session Location
GEF 1 Room F105
201 E. Washington Ave.
Madison WI 53707

The training will be a relatively brief presentation followed by a detailed question and answer session focusing on the key elements of submitting a successful customized skill training grant for our open grant application process. The first group of applications under this open application process that will be reviewed for award will be those submitted by midnight September 30, 2017.

If you have any questions, contact WisconsinFastForward@dwd.wisconsin.gov or Andy Heidt at Andrew.heidt@dwd.wisconsin.gov.