New MAWD LEAP award includes training funds

MAWD is pleased to announce the Local Excellence Award in Partnership (LEAP).   This award is designed to promote WIOA partnering activities through the local Workforce Development Boards.

Each Local Workforce Development Board is encouraged to submit their application based on the following criteria:

  • How funds will be used to promote an existing or new initiative around workforce partnering.
  • Involvement by both WIOA Core and Required partners in this initiative
  • A matched contribution by the WDB (can be in-kind, ie. Facility space, etc) equal to the grant award.
  • Award dollars must be utilized during the grant year awarded.

One Workforce Board grantee will be chosen among the nominees.  Award recipient will be announced at the 2017 MAWD conference in May.

The Award recipient will be required to give a short report of their initiative during the business meeting at the following year’s MAWD conference.  The 2017 Award amount is $2500.00.

To apply, simply download and complete the two-page award application/instructions. Applications are due by April 21, 2017, and may be emailed to