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Previously Awarded Grants: Find information for grants awarded from 1997 to the present, listed by program title and announcement number.

ETA no longer publishes "Notices of Funding Opportunities" in the Federal Register: ETA will continue to post the full text of our Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) at www.grants.gov, in accordance with the Office of Management and Budget's policy directives, and on this page below.

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Grant Application Forms and Instructions

National Dislocated Worker Grants Opportunities

  • Operational Guidance for Dislocated Worker Grants - TEGL-02-15

    DWGs are discretionary grants awarded by the Secretary of Labor, under Section 170 of WIOA. DWGs provide resources to states and other eligible applicants to respond to large, unexpected layoff events causing significant job losses. The funding is intended to temporarily expand capacity to serve dislocated workers, and to meet the increased demand for WIOA employment and training services in order to reemploy laid off workers and enhance their employability and earnings.

    Disaster DWGs provide funding to create temporary employment opportunities to assist with cleanup and recovery efforts, in areas receiving a Federal disaster declaration by the recognized agency with the authority/jurisdiction over the Federal disaster response.


Current Grant Funding Opportunities

  • Apprenticeships: Closing the Skills Gap – FOA-ETA-19-09

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department, or we) announces the availability of approximately $100 million in grant funds authorized by Section 414(c) of the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 (ACWIA), as amended (originally codified at 29 USC 2916a and transferred to 29 USC 3224a), for the Apprenticeships: Closing the Skills Gaps grant program.

    This Announcement solicits applications for the Apprenticeships: Closing the Skills Gap grant program.  The purpose of this program is to promote apprenticeships as a significant workforce solution in filling current middle- and high-skilled job vacancies and closing the skills gap between employer workforce needs and the skills of the current workforce.

    In June 2017, the President issued Executive Order 13801 on Expanding Apprenticeship in America, which lays out an expansive vision for apprenticeship that would increase the number of apprentices in the nation to an unprecedented level across all industries.

  • Youthbuild FOA - ETA- 19-04

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), announces the availability of approximately $85 million in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (Pub. L. 113-128) for YouthBuild.

    Under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), DOL will award grants through a competitive process to organizations providing pre-apprenticeship services that support education, occupational skills training, and employment services to at-risk youth, ages 16 to 24, while performing meaningful work and service to their communities. In addition to construction skills training, YouthBuild applicants may include occupational skills training in other in-demand industries. This expansion into additional in-demand industries is the Construction Plus component, a priority in this grant competition.

    DOL hopes to serve approximately 5,250 participants during the grant period of performance, with approximately 70 projects awarded across the country. Individual grants will range from $700,000 to $1.5 million and require a 25 percent match from applicants, using sources other than Federal funding.

    Prospective Applicant Webinar Recording

  • Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC): FOA-ETA-19-08

    ETA/U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), in partnership with the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), announce the available funds of about $29,200,000 for demonstration grant projects supporting alignment of workforce development with existing strategies and plans for economic development and diversification in rural communities from the following areas hard hit by economic transition and recovering slowly: 1.) The Appalachian region, as defined in 40 U.S.C. 14102(a)(1), and 2.)  The Lower Mississippi Delta (Delta) region, as defined in 7 U.S.C. 2009aa(2).

    These grants will enable eligible applicants within the Appalachian and Delta regions to expand the impact of existing workforce development initiatives, as well as provide valuable career, training, and support services to eligible individuals in counties and parishes and/or areas currently underserved by other resources.  These grants support workforce development activities that prepare dislocated workers, new entrants to the workforce, and incumbent workers for good jobs in high-demand occupations aligned with a regional or community economic development strategy.

  • State Apprenticeship Expansion: ETA-TEGL-17-18

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), announces the availability of approximately $73,000,000 in grant funds. This guidance plans to further support statewide apprenticeship expansion by granting FY18 apprenticeship funds appropriated under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018. This new funding opportunity has three primary goals:
    1. To expand the number of apprentices in RAPs nationwide;
    2. To support and encourage RAP diversification, including increasing the diversity of apprentices and growing apprenticeship across industry sectors; and
    3. support the integration of RAPs into state workforce development, education, and economic development strategies and programs, ensuring that apprenticeship is a viable career path for youth, adults, career seekers as well as a valuable workforce development strategy for businesses.

  • Veterans Accelerated Learning for Licensed Occupations Project: FOA-ETA-19-06

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, the Department, or we), announces the availability of approximately $2,500,000 in grant funds. This announcement solicits applications for a Veterans Accelerated Learning for Licensed Occupations project. The purpose of this program is to increase and expedite attainment of state occupational licenses by veterans and TSM. The project aims to accomplish this by identifying gaps between military education and training in specific military occupations as compared to the education required for related licensed civilian occupations.

    Eligible lead applicants must be a public or non-profit organization representing the postsecondary education partner as defined below. There are two required partners (including the lead applicant), one representing postsecondary education interests, and one representing occupational licensing interests. 1. Lead Applicant: a postsecondary education partner, which may be: a) A single public or non-profit postsecondary educational institution, as defined in Section 101 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C 1001); or b) An existing legal entity representing multiple public and/or non-profit postsecondary educational institutions, such as an association, board, compact, commission, or system. 2. Required Partner: an occupational licensing partner, which may be: a) A state regulatory board that oversees multiple licensing entities in the state or states where the educational institutions are located; b) An association of multiple state occupational licensing boards or agencies; or c) An interstate occupational licensing compact.

  • Fidelity Bonding Demonstration Grants: ETA-TEGL-15-18

    The Department of Labor (DOL or Department) is committed to helping those involved in the criminal justice system, including ex-offenders recovering from opioid and other drug addictions, obtain employment in family-sustaining jobs; better informing employers about the knowledge, skills, and abilities of this population; and advancing strategies to address the barriers to reemployment. Through the Federal Bonding Program (FBP), the Department provides fidelity bonds to employers to help reduce the risks of hiring individuals whose criminal backgrounds pose barriers to securing employment.

    FBP is authorized under Section 169 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Over the years, FBP has remained a small program, currently serving an estimated 934 ex-offenders a year. The Department wishes to increase the use of fidelity bonds by providing funds to states to purchase fidelity bonds over a four-year period through this new funding opportunity. State Workforce Agencies will apply for the grant on behalf of their respective states. States will operate this new grant in the same manner they operate their current FBP. States that do not currently operate a FBP must designate a staff person to serve as the state bonding coordinator for this grant. States will use their own procurement policies and procedures to select an insurance provider to purchase bonds or may continue to purchase fidelity bonds through the Department of Labor's FBP contractor, as long as they comply with state contracting procedures. State bonding coordinators may certify bonds or delegate the authority to certify bonds to other staff.

  • Reentry Projects (RP-3): FOA-ETA-19-01

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, the Department, or we), announces the availability of approximately $82.5 million in grant funds authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, for ex-offender activities under Section 169 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014.

    Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), ETA seeks to enhance reentry strategies through collaboration with the field to identify and respond to emerging or chronic reentry challenges. This initiative intends to assist communities in planning and implementing comprehensive reentry programs to help adult and young adults who have been involved in the adult and juvenile justice systems make successful transitions back to the community.

    The Department plans to award up to $4,500,000 each to approximately 1 intermediary organizations proposing to serve adults and 6 intermediary organizations proposing to serve young adults. DOL also plans to award up to $1,500,000 each to approximately 20 non-intermediary organizations proposing to serve adults and 14 non-intermediary organizations proposing to serve young adults.

  • Workforce Data Quality Initiative - WDQI Round VII: FOA-ETA-19-02

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, the Department, or we) announces the availability of approximately $11,500,000 in grant funds to eligible State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) to support the development or expansion of State workforce longitudinal administrative databases. ETA plans to award approximately five grant awards up to $1,000,000 and three grant awards up to $2,181,333. These grants will have a 36 month Period-of –Performance.

    Eligible State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) are those located in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

  • National Health Emergency Phase Two: Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grants to Address the Opioid Crisis: TEGL-4-18

    The U.S. Department of Labor announces the availability of funding to address the opioid crisis through the Disaster Recovery Dislocated Worker Grants program. The purpose of these grants is to enable eligible applicants to create disaster-relief employment to alleviate the effects of the opioid crisis in affected communities, as well as to provide employment and training activities, including supportive services, to address economic and workforce impacts related to widespread opioid use, addiction, and overdose. Eligible Applicants for these awards are: States; Outlying areas; and Indian tribal governments as defined by the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122(6)).