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Consolidated Funding Application for Workforce Development

Are you looking to grow your company’s workforce development program?

If so, the Regional Economic Development Council is making funding available through its Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) for workforce development.

The 2014 strategic funding allocations will be within the REDC target industries:

  • advanced manufacturing
  • health and life sciences
  • tourism

It is expected that the 2014 CFA process will open in the next few months. So, on April 23rd, University at Buffalo will host Carolyn Bright, Career Center Manager of NYS Department of Labor, to provide training and technical assistance for companies who are planning on applying for the 2014 CFA for workforce development.

cfa image for blog april 9This training will prepare your company for a successful CFA, including an effective Letter of Intent.

The CFA supports three types of workforce development programs:

  • existing employee training programs
  • new hire training programs
  • unemployed worker training programs.

The CFA is designed to support Governor Cuomo’s model for economic development and job creation, as outlined by the Regional Economic Development Council.

Private sector for-profit businesses (including LLPs and LLCs), private sector not-for-profit businesses who are registered with the NYS Grants Gateway, and training providers with two or more employees are all eligible to apply.

If you are interested in attending the Technical Assistance Workshop please RSVP to Heather Jason by Friday, April 18, 2014.

Other questions? Contact Liz Callahan, Manager of Workforce Development at Buffalo Niagara Partnership.

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