Governor Reynolds announced 46 awardees of the Coronavirus Relief Fund Earn and Learn Grant, totaling $5.85 Million. The grants will fund projects that support the creation and expansion of short-term training programs and support services resulting in industry-recognized credentials. Bovard Studio in Fairfield was awarded just over $120,000 for a program that is designed to result in the start of 40 separate industry recognized credential training programs by the end of this coming February. Ten Iowan’s will get to participate in the program developing artisan construction skills in the specialty area of stained glass.
Individual grants ranging $10,000 to $250,000 were awarded to project proposals submitted by nonprofits, adult training providers, small businesses with less than 50 employees, post-secondary institutions, and unions. Bovard received similar funding from the same project back in October totaling a little over $40,000.