Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Federal Apprenticeship grant FOA announcement

The following FOA opened on December 11, 2014, and closes on April 30, 2015.

American Apprenticeship Initiative
Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration

Note:  The lead organization, i.e. the award designee, MUST be a nonprofit, although for-profits are encouraged to participate in the training protocol and delivery phases.

The entire announcement is available through grants.gov and is, as noted, offered through the Department of Labor. The synopsis is available at: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html. Click on the DOL link, and then on the FOA number. From there you can download the full announcement and supporting documents.

This is a large-scale program, with a minimum award amount of $2.5 million and a maximum individual award of $5 million, with a funding program cap of $100 million. There are more than 1100 potentially eligible occupations and persons as young as 16 may be eligible to take advantage of the program.

There are significant minimum results required, with the lowest funding level requiring 300 apprentices to be served, so this is probably best suited to nonprofits already working in the general job training or skills development fields that have existing partnerships at the business, state and local government level.

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