What is SDF ?
This is a financing arrangement within the Workforce Development Authority (WDA) that provides funds for rapid skills delivery through Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
Why does the SDF exist?
To minimize skills gaps by rapidly increasing the supply of high demand skills in the labor market.
How is the training provision supported?
Through grant financing that is carried out on a competitive basis for training that promotes rapid skills delivery
What is the size of the Sub- Grant?
Sub-Grants will range from a minimum of US$ 10,000 to a maximum of US$ 100, 000.
Who are the eligible applicants?
There are two types of eligible applicants. The first type includes training providers who would be expected to use the funds to add or expand short-term training offerings. These include:
Public training educational providers (to add or expand short-term training offerings)
Government-aided training educational institutions
Private training providers (for-profit)
Private training providers (not-for-profit)
The second type includes other entities that would act as providers by adding or expanding short-term training offerings for a broad group of prospective trainees in their sector. These include:
Associations and Cooperatives
Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)
Legally and financially autonomous Enterprises
Who are not eligible?
Members of the Grants Committee
Pilot institutions supported under Component 1 of the Project are only eligible to participate in the SDF in the third round of call for proposals
WDA staff or their immediate family members (parents, spouse and children)
How do you know when to apply?
From advertisements in print and electronic media, which invite proposals from potential bidders?
What technical support does the SDF Secretariat give?
Assistance is provided to potential bidders on how to prepare applications.
Guidance is also offered to successful bidders during implementation to ensure effectiveness.
What are the program durations?
Short-term programs, ranging from 1 to 3 months maximum, directed at meeting urgent skills requirements in the labor market, either improvements of existing programs, expansion of existing programs or development and delivery of new programs.