PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wyoming Department of Workforce
Services (DWS) proposes adopting a new rule, DWS-Endow Priority Sector Business
Grants (PSBG) Program, Chapter 1, which will affect the Department’s rules and
The Department proposes to add Chapter 1, DWS-Endow Priority Sector Business Grants
(PSBG) Program, due to a new statute change, W.S. §§ 9-2-2609 through 9-2-2611; 2018
Session Law Chapter 128. The new statute, effective July 1, 2018, establishes a grant
program based on the Wyoming ENDOW (Economically Needed Diversity Options for
Wyoming) strategic plan, which was completed August 1, 2018. The strategic plan will
identify what priority sector businesses to focus on for diverse economic development in
The overall design of the PSBG program requires DWS to partner with the Wyoming
Business Council, the Attorney General’s office and with the Governor’s office. DWS
will also partner with businesses throughout Wyoming as well as with eligible training
providers, which include the University of Wyoming, community colleges, an entity
operated by a tribal government or an entity approved to provide workforce training.
The PSBG program will provide training funds through DWS to train and educate
employees in new jobs for new and/or existing businesses, which will result in business
expansion and the production of high wage and high skill jobs. This endeavor will
increase earning potential and employment opportunities for Wyoming employees as well
as enhance and diversify the state’s economy.
The new rule includes definitions, a pre-application process, application requirements,
business compliance requirements, application approval process, and reporting
Written comments should be submitted to the following address by October 22, 2018.
Wyoming Department of Workforce Services
ATTN: Sheila Tenorio
614 South Greeley Highway
Cheyenne, WY 82007
(307) 777- 8650
Or via email to:
A public comment period will end at close of business on October 22, 2018.
Copies may be obtained by submitting a written request to the Division, with prepayment by personal check or money order for the total number of copies requested; the
fee for each copy is $4.00. The proposed rules may be downloaded, free of charge, from
the Department of Workforce Services (DWS) at: