Delivering Residents and Workforce (DRAW)
High demand and critical need industries are facing a severe labor shortage in the State of Kansas. The workforce continues to be a key need as Kansas recovers from the pandemic and moves forward with transformational economic development projects. This program will address workforce shortages and training needs in high demand and critical need industries, including but not limited to healthcare providers, education providers, technology-based businesses, and employers working with the blind, visually or hearing impaired, or persons with other disabilities. This program will provide nearly $10,000,000 in training and equipment funding for these industries, and additional incentives to draw new residents into the state. Eligible expenses include training costs associated with employee development and advancement and equipment related to the training and end-use of customer/client services.