The following does not provide promise zone preference points but may be of interest for Promise Zones partners.
American Apprenticeship Initiative
The Department of Labor announced that $100 million are available to expand registered apprenticeship programs in high-skilled, high-growth industries like healthcare, biotechnology, information technology and advanced manufacturing. 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). 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. Grant projects under AAG must help more employers and workers participate in American Apprenticeships within industries and occupations for which employers are using H-1B visas to hire foreign workers.
Eligibility: Apprenticeship grants will be awarded to public and private partnerships consisting of employers, business associations, joint labor-management organizations, labor organizations, community colleges, local and state governments, and other non-profit organizations.
Funding: Approximately 25 grants from $2.5 million to $5 million each
Promise Zone Preference: No preference points are available for this opportunity
Deadline: April 30, 2015