Originally posted on U.S. Department of Labor.

$58 million in funding geared toward equity, pre-apprenticeship opportunities

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of more than $121 million in Apprenticeship Building America grants to strengthen and modernize Registered Apprenticeship programs and enable workers to find a reliable pathway to the middle class. The department awarded more than $58 million of the total funding to grantees focusing on equity partnerships and pre-apprenticeship activities.

“The funding of $121.7 million in Apprenticeship Building America grants reaffirms and advances the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to strengthening and expanding Registered Apprenticeships,” said Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh. “The Apprenticeship Building America grants will develop new pathways to good-quality jobs and provide America’s workers with opportunities to access and succeed in those pathways; and the intentional focus on equity partnerships and pre-apprenticeship activities will create opportunities for underrepresented and underserved communities.”

The Apprenticeship Building America grant program advances the department’s efforts to expand and modernize Registered Apprenticeship by increasing the number of programs and apprentices, diversifying the industries that use Registered Apprenticeship and improving the access to and performance of Registered Apprenticeship Programs for underrepresented and underserved communities.

On Feb. 23, 2022, the department announced the availability of funding through the Apprenticeship Building America program. The 30 recipients of the Apprenticeship Building America grants will incorporate cross-cutting principles to ensure access to quality Registered Apprenticeship Programs including equity, job quality, sustainability, evidence-based approaches and new opportunities for innovation, engagement and ease of access.

Funding was awarded in four categories:

  • State Apprenticeship System Building and Modernization.
  • Expansion of Registered Apprenticeship Program Opportunities for Youth.
  • Ensuring Equitable Registered Apprenticeship Program Pathways through Pre-Apprenticeship Leading to RAP enrollment and Equity Partnerships.
  • Registered Apprenticeship Hubs to facilitate the establishment, scaling and expansion of Registered Apprenticeship Programs in new and fast-growing industries and occupations.

A list of the recipients of the Apprenticeship Building America grant funding follows this news release.

Alaska Primary Care AssociationAnchorageAK$3,000,000
Able-Disabled Advocacy Inc.San DiegoCA$3,343,000
BuildWithin Inc.WashingtonDC$7,903,560
American Association of Community CollegesWashingtonDC$8,000,000
Project L.I.F.T. Inc.Palm CityFL$5,000,000
Reset to Success FoundationBellevilleIL$3,000,000
Chicago Women in TradesChicagoIL$3,000,000
Indiana Department of Workforce DevelopmentIndianapolisIN$3,907,725
Ivy Tech Community College of IndianaIndianapolisIN$4,736,976
Wilderness Education ProjectNicholasvilleKY$4,999,450
Electrical Training AllianceBowieMD$2,999,916
Economic Development and Industrial Corporation of BostonBostonMA$3,000,000
Jobs for the Future Inc.BostonMA$5,000,000
City of SpringfieldSpringfieldMO$3,000,000
Central Community CollegeGrand IslandNE$3,962,324
NYSUT Education and Learning TrustLathamNY$5,657,497
CareerWise New York Inc.New YorkNY$2,000,000
National Urban LeagueNew YorkNY$3,000,000
Staten Island Performing Provider SystemStaten IslandNY$1,998,854
Workforce Development Board of Herkimer, Madison and OneidaUticaNY$2,999,993
North Carolina Community College SystemRaleighNC$4,000,000
Mt. Hood Community CollegeGreshamOR$2,999,983
Pennsylvania Department of Labor & IndustryHarrisburgPA$3,900,000
South Dakota Department of Labor and RegulationPierreSD$3,124,059
Texas Workforce CommissionAustinTX$3,660,090
Dallas CollegeDallasTX$5,000,000
SER-Jobs for Progress of the Texas Gulf Coast Inc.HoustonTX$4,585,000
Adaptive Construction Solutions Inc.HoustonTX$8,000,000
City of San AntonioSan AntonioTX$2,983,433
Vermont Healthcare & Information Technology Education CenterWillistonVT$2,999,240

Agency Employment and Training AdministrationDate July 7, 2022Release Number 22-1337-NATMedia Contact: Monica VereenPhone Number 202-693-4686Email Vereen.Monica.C@dol.govMedia Contact: Arjun SinghPhone Number 202-693-0214Email

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