LMCI grants provide local areas an opportunity to secure funding for their labor management projects. Previous years have seen upwards of $6 million in grant requests, and last year approximately 66% of requests were filled (in full or partial). LMCI awards grants that align with its strategic priorities. These grants have previously been used to help: update training center equipment, tools and facilities; provide training assistance and curriculum development; add staff to execute programs that retain and capture market share; fund advocacy and marketing programs; and more.

FCA International has extensive experience with LMCI grant submissions. Contact us at fca@finishingcontractors.org for support on developing, enhancing or reviewing a labor management grant for your area. Our team can walk you through best practices and guidelines.

Here’s a quick rundown of the LMCI grant process:

  • Grant request period closes on Dec. 31, 2023.
  • Grants must be requested by both Labor and Management
    • At least one representative of each from the fund, or a BM/ST and association representative must sign off on the request.
  • Grants will be reviewed by an internal committee and recommendations will be made for LMCI board approval during its meeting in January.
  • Grants should be submitted directly to LMCI Director Anton Ruesing at aruesing@iupat.org. Note – Director Ruesing will confirm receipt of the email submission.

Contact the LMCI for additional information.