Funding Opportunities

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

More Information:

Registered Apprenticeships

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