CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A new round of funding, totaling $1.5 million, is being provided by the City of Charlotte for the Workforce Partner Support Grants program, the city announced Wednesday.

The funds will help increase access to training programs in financial and professional services, technology, manufacturing, transportation and health care industries.

The grants will be awarded to “nonprofit organizations that offer training programs in education and workforce development to support technical or hard skills development,” according to a news release.

To join the training program, participants must meet certain criteria that includes:

  • Being a Charlotte resident
  • At least 16 years old
  • Have been impacted by the pandemic

Applications will be accepted July 15-29.

Additional information on eligibility, frequently asked questions and the application process can be found at the links provided.

The city says the grant program is part of its $60 million American Rescue Plan Act funding for community support. Of that total, $16 million is slated to fund workforce development and employment programs.