The U. S. Department of Labor (the Department) announces the availability of up to $500 million in grant funds to be awarded under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grants program.
The TAACCCT grants program provides eligible institutions of higher
education, as defined in section 102 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C.
1002), with funds to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career training programs that can be completed in two years or less, and are suited for workers who are eligible for training under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Workers Program ("TAA-eligible workers") of the Trade Act of 1974 (as amended) 19 U.S.C.
2271-2323, as well as other adults.
Eligible institutions may be located in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico or the U. S. territories; however, the competitiveness of institutions in the U. S. territories under this SGA may be impacted by their limited opportunity to serve TAA-eligible workers.
The Department intends to fund multi-year grants to eligible institutions for either developing new education and career training program strategies or for replicating existing evidence-based design, development, and/or delivery strategies for such programs.