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Community-Based Job Training Grants

Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) in the July 3, 2006 Federal Register

View Archived Virtual Prospective Applicant Conferences Updated

Frequently Asked Questions Updated


Community-Based Job Training Grants (CBJTG) seek to strengthen the role of community colleges in promoting the U.S. workforce's full potential. The grants are employer-focused and build on the High Growth Job Training Initiative, a national model for demand-driven workforce development implemented by strategic partnerships between the workforce investment system, employers, and community colleges and other training providers. The primary purpose of the CBJTG grants is to build the capacity of community colleges to train workers to develop the skills required to succeed in high growth/high demand industries.

Fact sheet on Community-Based Job Training Grants   PDF file

Fast Facts on the Open Solicitation

  • $125 million was appropriated in FY 2006 for Community-Based Job Training Grants.
  • ETA will conduct one competitive Solicitation for Grant Applications for Community-Based Job Training Grants in 2006.
  • Individual community and technical colleges, community college districts, state community college systems, and One-Stop Career Centers are eligible to apply.
  • ETA anticipates making approximately 75 individual awards, ranging from $500,000 to $2 million each.
  • In educationally underserved areas with no access to community colleges, publicly-funded Institutions of Higher Education (as defined in 20 U.S.C. 1001) and Alternate Education Entities are eligible to apply. Please see the solicitation for details.
  • Applicants must propose a combination of capacity building and training activities targeted at local high-growth/high-demand industries in the context of a regional economy. Proposed capacity building strategies are expected to address significant barriers that impede the ability of the community college, or in the case of areas with no community college, the community, to meet local industry demand for workforce training. Training activities must lead to college credit or an appropriate credential.
  • Applicants must demonstrate that projects will be developed and implemented in the context of a strategic partnership that includes business and industry, the workforce investment system, and the continuum of education, including the K-12 education system, adult education, and four-year colleges and universities.

Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) in the July 3, 2006 Federal Register

View Archived Virtual Prospective Applicant Conferences updated

Frequently Asked Questions Updated