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The U.S. Department of Labor awarded nearly $150 million H-1B TechHire Partnership grants to 39 partnerships providing services in 25 states which will provide employment and training assistance to train workers with the skills required for well-paying, middle- and high-skilled, and high-growth jobs across a diversity of H-1B industries.

The H-1B funded TechHire grant program is a bold multi-sector initiative to empower and train American workers in the information technology skills they need, through universities and community colleges but also nontraditional approaches like "coding boot camps," and high-quality online courses that can rapidly train workers for well-paying middle-and high-skilled and high-growth jobs across a diversity of industries such as IT, healthcare, advanced manufacturing, financial services and broadband. The TechHire grant program is authorized under the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act (ACWIA).

The TechHire Partnership grant program will pilot and scale public-private partnerships among the workforce investment system, education and training providers, and business-related nonprofit organizations to provide training and supportive services to populations with barriers to employment and training opportunities – specifically out-of-secondary school youth and young adults between the ages of 17 and 29 with barriers to training and employment, and special populations, defined as individuals with disabilities, individuals with limited English proficiency, or individuals with criminal records.

Read the H-1B TechHire Grant Abstracts (PDF) to learn more about the grantees.



List of H-1B TechHire Grantees

Grantee City State Areas Served Amount
Atlanta Technical College Atlanta GA Fulton and Clayton Counties $3,670,000
Atlanta Workforce Development Agency Atlanta GA City of Atlanta area $4,000,000
BridgeValley Community & Technical College South Charleston WV Boone, Cabell, Clay, Fayette, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Mason, Putnam, and Wayne Counties $3,999,857
Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire WI Clark, Buffalo, Dunn, Pepin, Pierce, Eau Claire, Chippewa, Trempealeau, Taylor, Jackson, St. Croix, Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland, Dane, Green, Sauk, Vernon, Burnett, Polk, St. Croix, Pierce, Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Douglas, Iron, Rusk, Sawyer, and Washburn Counties $5,000,000
Citadel Community Development Corporation Colton CA Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties $4,000,000
Clackamas Community College Oregon City OR Clackamas County $3,542,868
Coastal Counties Workforce Inc. Brunswick Maine ME State of Maine $4,000,000
Daytona State College Daytona Beach FL Nassau, Duval, Baker, Clay, Putnam, St. Johns, Flagler, Volusia, and Brevard Counties $3,743,714
Employ Milwaukee Milwaukee WI Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha Counties $4,000,000
Everett Community College Everett WA WA $3,880,012
Exceptional Family Center Bakersfield CA Kern, Inyo and Mono Counties $3,997,504
Flying HIGH Inc. Youngstown OH Mahoning, Columbiana and Trumball Counties $3,999,999
Full Employment Council, inc. Kansas city MO Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray Counties $5,000,000
Goodwill Industries International, Inc. Rockville TX, OH and VA Travis and Williamson Counties, TX; Franklin and Madison Counties, OH; Amherst, Appomattox, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Campbell, Franklin, Highland, Roanoke, Rockbridge and Rockingham Counties, VA $4,000,000
Indiana AFL-CIO Labor Institute for Training, Inc. Indianapolis IN State of Indiana $3,241,897
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana Indianapolis IN Lake, Porter, Allen, Marion, Hamilton, and Vanderburgh Counties $2,622,679
James Sprunt Community College Kenansville NC Duplin, Halifax, Northampton, Alamance, Vance, Granville, Franklin, and Warren Counties $3,996,000
Jobs for the Future, Inc. Northwest, Washington, DC MD, DC and NY New York City; Washington, DC; Prince Georges, Anne Arundel, Howard Counties, MD $5,000,000
Miami Dade College Miami FL Miami-Dade County $3,552,308
Midlands Technical College Columbia SC Richland, Lexington and Fairfield Counties $4,000,000
Montgomery College Rockville MD Montgomery County $4,000,000
Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner MA Gardner, MA $3,999,995
North Central Texas College Gainesville TX Cooke, Denton, Montague and Young Counties $3,995,180
Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board Waterbury CT New Haven, Litchfield, Fairfield and Middlesex Counties $4,000,000
Pellissippi State Community College Knoxville TN Anderson, Blount, Grainger, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Roane, Sevier and Union Counties $3,812,526
Polk State College Winter Haven FL Polk County $2,122,806
Research Foundation of CUNY on behalf of LaGuardia Community College Long Island City NY Greater NYC $3,957,792
Seattle Central College Seattle WA King County $3,792,765
State Technical College of Missouri Linn MO MO $2,765,073
Suffolk County Community College Selden NY Suffolk and Nassau Counties $2,949,137
Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance,Inc dba Career Source Tampa Bay Tampa FL Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Sarasota, Manatee, and Polk Counties $3,796,320
UAW- Labor Employment and Training Corporation Cerritos CA Los Angeles County $3,930,000.00
United Migrant Opportunity Services/UMOS, Inc. Milwaukee WI Brown, Door, Manitowoc, Menominee, Milwaukee, Outagamie, Shawano and Sheboygan Counties $3,996,197
Wake Technical Community College Raleigh NC Wake, Johnston, and Durham Counties $3,965,670
Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Pewaukee WI Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha Counties $4,000,000
Westchester County Department of Social Services White Plains NY Westchester, Putnam and Rockland Counties $4,000,000
Workforce Connection Of Central New Mexico Albuquerque NM Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance and Valencia Counties $4,000,000
Worksystems, Inc. Portland OR Multnomah and Washington Counties $3,997,717
Youth Policy Institute Los Angeles CA Los Angeles County, CA $4,000,000
Total $150,328,016


Aiyana Pucci
Reference: FOA-ETA-16-01