Apprenticeship USA Grants

The objectives for grant funding are three fold:

1) Make Registered Apprenticeship a mainstream education and career pathway option, one that can help each state, and the country as a whole, maintain its prominence in building the strongest, most adaptable, and most credentialed workforce
in the world.

2) Support integrated, 21st Century statewide apprenticeship strategies that promote and scale apprenticeships, as well as, critical investments in State capacity to keep pace with industry demand for new programs, including apprenticeships in both traditional and non-traditional industries such as, IT, Healthcare, Advanced Manufacturing, Skilled Trades, Cybersecurity, Business Services, among others.

3) Develop and utilize state strategies that offer innovative approaches to significantly increase apprenticeship opportunities for all American workers, particularly underrepresented populations in apprenticeship including young people, women, minorities, veterans, including transitioning service members, and persons with disabilities to prepare for and successfully enter careers that provide long-term employment and family- sustaining wages in growing industries and occupations within the State and regional economies.

Agency - Department of Labor

The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of job seekers, wage earners and retirees by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities, protecting their retirement and health benefits and generally protecting worker rights and monitoring national economic measures.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Please find a list of ETA Office of Apprenticeship representatives at:

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
San Antonio, City Of $ 2,983,433   2022-07-012026-06-30
North Carolina Community College System Office $ 4,000,000   2022-07-012026-06-30
Labor And Regulation, South Dakota Department Of $ 3,124,059   2022-07-012026-06-30
Workforce Development, Indiana Dept Of $ 3,907,725   2022-07-012026-06-30
Ser-jobs For Progress Of The Texas Gulf Coast, Inc. $ 4,585,000   2022-07-012026-06-30
Labor & Industry, Pennsylvania Department Of $ 3,900,000   2022-07-012026-06-30
Central Community College $ 3,962,324   2022-07-012026-06-30
Dallas College $ 5,000,000   2022-07-012026-06-30
Project Lift Inc $ 5,000,000   2022-07-012026-06-30
Jobs For The Future, Inc. $ 5,000,000   2022-07-012026-06-30

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funding will be used to help states develop and implement comprehensive strategies to drive apprenticeship expansion; engage industry and other partners to expand apprenticeship to new sectors and new populations; enhance state capacity to conduct outreach and work with employers to start new programs; and expand participation in apprenticeship through state innovations, incentives and system reforms.

By launching the ApprenticeshipUSA Expansion and Innovation grant initiative, the department is taking a critical first step in charting a new path forward for ApprenticeshipUSA, with States as the key facilitators.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

- ApprenticeshipUSA State Expansion (i.e., development of new Registered Apprenticeship Programs) - Statewide Promotion and Outreach to engage industry and business partners in Registered Apprenticeship - State Alignment of Registered Apprenticeship, Workforce (WIOA) , Education and Economic Development - Increased Employer Demand through Incentives - Job Training and supportive services - ApprenticeshipUSA pilots and demonstrations to increase diversity in Registered Apprenticeship - Modernized Apprenticeship Data Collection and Reporting - Program Administration - Program Evaluation.

Beneficiary Eligibility

States and US Territories are the recipients of this funding.


No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. This FOA will be available at and These links will contain all of the information and links to forms needed to apply for grant funding. Applicants should note that hyperlinks to portions of the FOA are included in various parts of the Announcement. Applicants are required to comply with all parts of the FOA, including those parts found at the hyperlinks. Projects are awarded on a competitive basis.

Award Procedures

Funding announcements will be published in the Federal Register and the Employment and Training Administration's website at or through a Training and Employment Guidance Letter. These announcements will provide all of the necessary information to apply for federal assistance.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


National Apprenticeship Act of 1937 (Fitzgerald Act) and The FY 2016 Omnibus Budget, Public Law 075-75-308, 29 U.S.C 1-4.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Funding announcements are projected to be made in Fall 2016.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. While matching funds are not required, leveraging resources to create program efficiencies is strongly encouraged. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

FY 2016 is the first year of funding. The period of performance is still being determined. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: See applicable funding announcement.

Post Assistance Requirements


No program reports are required.

Fiscal reports, form 9130 (quarterly basis).

Any entity that receives an award under this announcement must close its grant with ETA at the end of the final year of the grant.

Information about this process may be found in ETA?s Grant Closeout FAQ located at

A paperwork reduction act package will be submitted for approval of progress report and associated data elements.

It is expected that grants will require reports on data of new programs and apprentices along with a narrative progress report (provided on a quarterly basis).

Grantees are required to submit updates on expenditures in ETA financial form 9130.

ETA will monitor state grantees.

States, in turn, are required to monitor sub-grants and other partnership activities associated with the grant.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. To be determined.


For program sponsors, apprenticeship selection records are required to show compliance with nondiscrimination requirements set out in Title 29 CFR Part 30 and are to be kept for 5 years.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 16 $10,000,000; FY 17 est $50,000,000; and FY 18 est $0 - FY 2016 is the first year of funding. Future funding is conditional upon congressional approval.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Average grant will be approximately $1.55 million with a range of $700,000 - $3,000,000 depending on a combination of factors including but not limited to state size and level of commitment to innovate and expand Registered Apprenticeship in the State.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Title 29 CFR 29 'Apprenticeship programs, labor standards for the registration, amendment of regulations' at Title 29 CFR Part 30 'Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship and Training'

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Please find a list of ETA Office of Apprenticeship representatives at:

Headquarters Office

Anna J. Velez 200 Constitution Ave., N.W. (room # C5321) , Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Email: Phone: 202 693 2796

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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