Originally posted on U.S. Department of Labor.

Grants will support people from underrepresented communities in 45 states

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of more than $65 million in grants to 45 states to increase their ability to serve, improve and strategically expand their Registered Apprenticeship programs and pre-apprenticeships leading to Registered Apprenticeships to enhance the National Apprenticeship system.

These awards include annual formula funding to 45 states and territories and additional funding to seven states committed to increasing sustainability and substantially increasing the number and diversity of Registered Apprentices in their states among in-demand industries.

“Registered Apprenticeship programs help remove barriers to economic opportunity faced by people from all communities by equipping them with industry-driven skills and by creating pathways to good jobs in high-growth, high-demand industries,” said Acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Brent Parton. “Today’s announcement of more than $65 million in grants aligns with the Biden-Harris administration’s efforts to strengthen and expand Registered Apprenticeships.”

Administered by the department’s Employment and Training Administration, State Apprenticeship Expansion Formula grants annual fund initiatives in 45 states and territories — with additional competitive funding awarded to seven states — to increase sustainability, and to expand and diversify state Registered Apprenticeship programs in industries including advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity, infrastructure and clean energy, education and healthcare.

“State Apprenticeship Expansion Formula and competitive grants help create pathways and increase states’ Registered Apprenticeship programs for high-growth and high-demand industries,” Parton added.

State Apprenticeship Expansion Formula grants help states embed diversity, equity, job quality and sustainability into the National Apprenticeship system while creating opportunities for innovation, engagement and accessibility in state RA programs.

The department awarded the following State Apprenticeship Expansion Formula grants:

Recipient State Base Formula Funding Competitive Funding Total
Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development AK $342,148 N/A $342,148
State of Arkansas AR $532,250 N/A $532,250
Arizona Department of Economic Security AZ $678,091 N/A $678,091
Colorado Department of Labor & Employment CO $669,574 N/A $669,574
District of Columbia Department of Employment Services DC $461,696 N/A $461,696
Delaware Department of Labor DE $337,102 N/A $337,102
Technical College System of Georgia GA $927,223 N/A $927,223
Guam Department of Administration GU $265,656 N/A $265,656
State of Hawaii Department of Labor & Industrial Relations HI $485,001 N/A $485,001
Idaho Department of Labor ID $373,520 N/A $373,520
Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity IL $1,308,613 N/A $1,308,613
Indiana Department of Workforce Development IN $964,478 N/A $964,478
Iowa Workforce Development IA $669,827 N/A $669,827
Kansas Department of Commerce KS $414,927 $5,916,920 $6,331,847
Kentucky Education & Workforce Development Cabinet KY $555,901 N/A $555,901
Maine Department of Labor ME $334,938 N/A $334,938
Maryland Governor’s Workforce Investment Board MD $650,620 $6,000,000 $6,650,620
Massachusetts Office of Labor & Workforce Development MA $920,638 N/A $920,638
State of Michigan MI $1,159,305 N/A $1,159,305
State of Minnesota MN $806,738 N/A $806,738
Missouri Department of Economic Development MO $956,863 N/A $956,863
Mississippi Department of Employment Security MS $455,647 N/A $455,647
Montana Department of Labor & Industry MT $354,783 N/A $354,783
Community College System of New Hampshire NH $382,783 $2,909,779 $3,292,562
New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development NJ $853,027 N/A $853,027
New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions NM $388,652 N/A $388,652
State of Nevada Department of Business and Industry NV $510,539 N/A $510,539
New York State Department of Labor NY $1,517,536 $6,000,000 $7,517,536
North Carolina Community College System NC $918,315 N/A $918,315
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction ND $311,338 $3,720,000 $4,031,338
Ohio Department of Job & Family Services OH $1,317,791 N/A $1,317,791
Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry PA $1,243,585 N/A $1,243,585
Puerto Rico Department of Economic Development & Commerce PR $357,623 N/A $357,623
Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training RI $353,679 N/A $353,679
South Carolina Board for Technical & Comprehensive Education SC $641,423 N/A $641,423
South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation SD $308,653 N/A $308,653
Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development TN $746,158 N/A $746,158
Texas Workforce Commission TX $2,196,000 N/A $2,196,000
Utah Department of Workforce Services UT $478,568 $5,353,088 $5,831,656
Virginia Department of Labor and Industry VA $927,372 N/A $927,372
Vermont Department of Labor VT $304,977 N/A $304,977
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries WA $1,005,448 $4,656,656 $5,662,104
West Virginia Department of Economic Development WV $465,113 N/A $465,113
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development WI $806,379 N/A $806,379
Wyoming Department of Workforce Services WY $283,754 N/A $283,754
Total $65,500,695
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