IMAP Grant Opportunities Now Available to All Ohioans

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The application period for the Individual Microcredential Assistance Program is now open for training providers and will run through the end of the month.

Individual eligibility has been expanded, opening the program to all Ohioans. Previously, the program was exclusively for Ohioans who are low-income, partially unemployed or totally unemployed, but now all Ohioans can participate in a training program and receive one or more tech-focused credentials at no cost.

“As more and more businesses move to or expand in our state, we must continue to create opportunities for Ohioans to earn the skills they need, and growing and improving programs like IMAP help us do that,” Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said. “I look forward to seeing how the expansion of the program will positively impact our workforce and Ohioans as they earn the skills businesses need for free through IMAP.”

The grant is currently open for training providers, which includes two- and four-year colleges and universities, career centers and private training providers, who, once awarded, will be reimbursed up to $3,000 for each completed technology-focused credential issued.

“Individuals from all walks of life are now able to access training programs, equipping them with high-demand tech credentials and paving the way for better jobs.” said Lydia Mihalik, director of the Ohio Department of Development. “This program lays the foundation for economic growth in the state and a more competitive and resilient workforce.”
More information is available HERE.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.