American Apprenticeship Initiative

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Subject: Job Training, Career Development, Youth Employment
Deadline: Apr. 30, 2015

"This initiative is intended to provide a catalyst in supporting a uniquely American Apprenticeship system that meets our country’s particular economic, industry and workforce needs. American Apprenticeships (also referred to as Registered Apprenticeships) are innovative work-based learning and post-secondary earn-and- learn models that meet national standards for registration with the U.S. Department of Labor (or federally recognized State Apprenticeship Agencies). Approximately $100 million is expected to be available to fund approximately 25 grants. Grant awards will range from $2.5 - 5 million."

Funder: Dept. of Labor (DOL) - Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
Eligibility:  "To be eligible for consideration, applications must include at least one entity from: (1) the private sector; i.e. a business, a consortium of businesses, business-related nonprofit organization, or a private organization functioning as a workforce intermediary for the express purpose of serving the needs of businesses; and (2) the public sector; i.e. the workforce investment system; public education or training provider; or DOL-recognized State Apprenticeship Agency. A lead applicant must be a public or non-profit organization. For-profit private business, for-profit consortium of businesses, for-profit business organizations, and for-profit education/training providers cannot be the lead applicant; however, they may apply as part of the public/private partnership."
Amount: $2,500,000 - $5,000,000
Contact: Link.