Certified Work Ready Communities (CWRC) Funding Application

Congratulations on the continued pursuit of your Certified Work Ready Community goals! 

Applications for funding will be accepted NOW through December 31, 2022 (or until funds are obligated). Once your application has been submitted to the Missouri Office of Workforce Development, it will be reviewed and the contact for your application will be notified of the status within three (3) weeks of receipt. Priority will be given to those counties that have not met their ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) goals. 

Applications for this funding will be accepted from public high schools, vocational schools, CTEs, community colleges and Workforce Development Boards located within counties participating in the Certified Work Ready Communities initiative.

Payments will only be made to public high schools, vocational schools, CTEs and community colleges.  Testing must occur between July 1, 2022 and April 30, 2023 and requests for reimbursement must be received within 60 days of testing or May 15, 2023, whichever comes first. No funding reimbursements will be accepted after May 15, 2023.

Should you have any questions regarding this application please contact:

Traci Albertson at 573.526.0882 or traci.albertson@dhewd.mo.gov

County Contact Information
Application Information

Line Items of Request:

Who will administer the WorkKeys testing for your entity (please list all)?
Please provide the names of the schools that will utilize this funding:
Number of individuals by grade level that will be taking the assessments at each location: Please provide any additional information to be used in consideration of your application.

Availability of Funds Notice

It is understood that this award is predicated on the availability of funding from the Office of Workforce Development. In the event that the funds are restricted you will be notified immediately and the award may be retracted.