Funder: U.S. Department of Labor Program: Employment and Training Administration Summary: The purpose of this grant program is to support sector-based approaches to expanding efforts to develop and implement apprenticeships on a national scale in key industry sectors . The overarching goals of this grant program are threefold: (1) to accelerate the expansion of apprenticeships to new industry sectors reliant on H-1B visas, (2) to promote the large-scale expansion of apprenticeships across the nation, and (3) to increase apprenticeship opportunities for all Americans. Grant funds will be awarded to institutions of higher education in partnership with national industry associations, which together seek to develop, implement, and take to a national scale a new apprenticeship model; or expand an existing apprenticeship program to a new industry sector or occupation or a new population, on a national scale. Eligibility: Grants under this program will be awarded to an apprenticeship partnership of public and private sector entities. The apprenticeship partnership, including the lead applicant, must include public and private sector entities. An entity cannot serve as more than one type of required partner for the purpose of meeting FOA requirements. Eligible lead applicants include: a) an institution of higher education representing a consortium of institutions of higher education, (IHEs), as defined in Section 102 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1002); or b) a state system of higher education, such as a community college system office or a single state higher educational board Estimated funds: $150,000,000 Award ceiling: $12,000,000 Deadline: October 16, 2018
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