Start Today SD Incentive grant

Start Today SD Incentive

Build the South Dakota workforce by being a partner or sponsor in our Registered Apprenticeship program.

It Pays to Have Skilled Workers

Registered Apprenticeships in South Dakota already help organizations create a pipeline of qualified workers. The Start Today SD Incentive grant is just another reason to get with the program. This new grant provides up to $30,000 in funding for Registered Apprenticeship program sponsors. Take the first step in building a better business – apply for the Start Today SD Incentive grant.

Did you miss the Start Today SD Incentive Webinar?

Held on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 10 am CDT

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How to Apply

Read through the Application and Funding Guide for more information about the application procedure and qualifications.

Step 1: Get the ball rolling by filling out the Intent to Submit by September 30, 2018

Step 2: Complete your application by October 19, 2018.

All forms can be emailed to StartToday@state.sd.us no later than October 19.

Who Can Apply?

Industry associations, higher-education institutions, organizations, and other workforce intermediaries can become Registered Apprenticeship sponsors.  Both new and existing sponsors can apply for the grant. Read through the Application and Funding Guide for more information about the application procedure and qualifications.

How are Sponsors Selected?

Applications will be reviewed by workforce development partners. An average application score will be calculated to rank applications from most favorable to least favorable. Funding is not guaranteed for any applications.

Important Dates

Informational Webinar: Click here to watch a recording
Intent to Submit Deadline: September 30, 2018
Accepting Applications: August 1, 2018 – October 19, 2018
Announce Reward Recipients: November 13, 2018

Have Questions?

If you have questions about the Start Today SD Incentive, the application process, or your eligibility, review the Application and Funding Guide. For other questions, please contact Rebecca Long at 605.773.6168 or StartToday@state.sd.us

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