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Rapides Foundation Announces New Grant Opportunity for Economic Development Initiatives

January 26, 2015 7:42 PM | Anonymous

The Rapides Foundation will announce a new funding opportunity for workforce development under its Economic Development Initiative.


Friday, February 6

11 a.m.

The Rapides Foundation Building

2nd Floor, Classroom C

1101 Fourth Street, Alexandria


The mission of The Rapides Foundation is to improve the health status of Central Louisiana. In support of its mission, the Foundation seeks to increase the median household income for Central Louisiana through its Economic Development Initiative.


The Workforce Opportunity Grant provides an opportunity to provide educational, training or certification support to qualified candidates for immediate high-wage job opportunities in The Rapides Foundation nine-parish service area. (Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon and Winn parishes.)


The Foundation is partnering with the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA) to implement this grant opportunity.


Grant applicants are encouraged to build strong partnerships between accredited public, nonprofit post-secondary institutions, the workforce system, employers and industry groups, to transform the way they design and deliver courses through accelerated learning strategies, redesigned curricula, distance learning, work-based training, and innovative uses of technology to enhance learning activities. 


Interested businesses and

eligible post-secondary institutions are encouraged to attend the announcement to learn full details of the grant opportunity.

Questions or need more information?

Contact The Rapides Foundation at 318-443-3394 or toll free at 800-994-3394.  

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