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Applications are now open for the DEWALT Grow the Trades grant

Applications are now open for the DEWALT Grow the Trades grant

Mississauga, Ontario – June 5, 2024 – Application are now open for the DEWALT® 2024 Grow the Trades Grant , which is part of its $30 million commitment over five years to support organizations that are skilling, reskilling and upskilling tradespeople. The DEWALT Grow the Trades Grant is one part of $30 million that DEWALT is giving to programs that help grow skills for tradespeople through to 2027. The grants are being awarded to nonprofits and public schools to fund vocational skills training and reskilling programs in construction.

“Due to a lack of skilled trade workers, we are addressing the estimated 500,000 unfilled construction jobs in North America and globally,” says Matt Markowiak, Director of Marketing for DEWALT Canada. The grant helps reinforce DEWALT’s efforts to advance and accelerate vocational skills training programs and fuel the growth of trade careers. Through this initiative, we are sharply focused on creating change within the skilled trades industries within a concentrated time period. We are on a quest to create deep, intense impact over the course of five years with cash and tool grants to literally provide the tools for empowering and equipping tradespeople.”

In North America, DEWALT plans to award up to $3 million in cash grant funding and up to $500K in tool donations per year over a five-year period that began last year as a component of Grow the Trades. Cash grants will vary in size from a minimum of $10,000 and up to $200,000 maximum in the U.S. or equivalent value in other countries. Tool donation grants range from $10,000 to $25,000 U.S. retail value. There is no set limit on the number of grantees that will be awarded each year

In Canada, organizations that qualify to receive a grant are Canadian registered charities, public schools, nonprofit trade schools with a valid organization email address and W-8BEN, W-8ECI, W-8IMY or W-8EXP depending on the situation. Eligible programs include high school trade skills training programs, training centres, vocational and nonprofit trade schools, makerspaces focused on trade skills, community and technical colleges, nonprofits focused on vocational and trade skills development. Other initiatives that qualify are those focused on trade skills training for women, veterans, people of colour, and those underrepresented, underserved, or justice involved.

For more information on DEWALT’s grant and scholarship opportunities, please visit: dewalt.ca/forthetrades and in the province of Quebec, dewalt.ca/fr/pourlesmetiers



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