Business leaders have always understood the importance of a strong workforce and its impact on a thriving economy, local businesses, and communities. But workforce challenges are an issue that businesses and communities consistently face. Now, with a grant from Project Growth — you don't have to do it alone. When businesses connect and partner with early childhood programs, everyone benefits.
Project Growth helps Wisconsin businesses, communities, and Early Care and Education partners add services, find solutions, and innovate. The best part is — we give you money for doing it. Both partners get concrete benefits for their businesses and employees through our unique grants while ensuring a stable, high-quality workforce in Wisconsin. Grants include the Partner Up! Grant Program and the Dream Up! Child Care Supply-Building Grant Program.
For Businesses: Stay competitive in a tight labor market by offering attractive benefits
For Businesses: Increase employee productivity
For Businesses: Strengthen the local community and economy and feel good knowing your employees get a great benefit that strengthens their families and your business
For Early Childhood Programs: Afford quality workers, training, materials, and facilities
For Early Childhood Programs: Retain quality staff through offering higher pay
For Early Childhood Programs: Stabilize enrollment numbers by having reserved business-subsidized spots
For Early Childhood Programs: Make long-term connections with businesses and organizations that can help improve the quality and scope of your care
The Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) is a volunteer program whose mission is to connect tribal elders with youth who can benefit from the assistance, mentoring, tutoring and friendship of an older adult.
The program provides technical assistance to tribal enterprises and Indian businesses located on the reservation or off the reservation that directly benefit the economy of the reservation. Includes developing a business and marketing plan; securing development financing; and gaining access to tribal, state, and federal business assistance and financing.