Two Grants schemes are administered within the Industry-led Skills and Workforce Development Project:
1. PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT COMPETITIVE GRANTS (PICG) is a USD 12 million grants scheme designed to assist technical and vocational educational providers to establish new or expand existing programs that will meet labour demands, particularly in higher level Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) areas, Agriculture and Tourism. PICG was officially launched on June 22, 2015. After a rigorous three-level evaluation and selection stage and due diligence process, ten proposals have been selected for final awarding. For detailed information, please refer to section 'Grantees' under the PICG Grants of the project website.
2. STRENGTHENING TVET PROVIDER PRACTICE (STPP) is a small grants initiative with the overall budget of USD 250,000 that aims to improve the provider practices in both formal and non-formal TVET provision, through funding projects in the amount of US $ 5,000 to US $ 10,000. The Purpose of the Small Grants Scheme is to fund projects that lead to the identification, development, documentation dissemination and promotion of the uptake of good practices across the TVET sector. The STPP Small Grants Scheme is open to TVET providers and other institutions, including public and private TVET providers, educational establishments, public or private companies, professional organization and non-governmental organizations (NGO). During the 1st phase of STPP Grant Scheme, seven proposals have been funded within the overall budget of USD 70,000. The second round for calls for proposals will be announced at the end of 2016.