FY20 FAA Aviation Workforce Development Grant Program – Aviation Maintenance

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Funding Opportunity ID: 330404
Opportunity Number: 20-FAA-AWD-AM-1
Opportunity Title: FY20 FAA Aviation Workforce Development Grant Program – Aviation Maintenance
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Transportation
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 20.112
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: (A) a holder of a certificate issued under part 21, 121, 135, or 145 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations or a labor organization representing aviation maintenance workers;(B) an accredited institution of higher education (as defined in section 101 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001)) or a high school or secondary school (as defined in section 7801 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7801); or (C) a State or local governmental entity
Agency Code: DOT-FAA-AWDG
Agency Name: Department of Transportation
Aviation Workforce Development Grant Program
Posted Date: Jan 19, 2021
Close Date: Mar 22, 2021
Last Updated Date: Jan 19, 2021
Award Ceiling: $500,000
Award Floor: $25,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $5,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 100
Description: The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) hereby request applications for the award of new grant agreements under the FAA Aviation Maintenance Technical Workers Workforce Development Grant Program. The USDOT was directed to establish the Program through fiscal year 2023 in Section 625 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, (Pub. .L. No. 115-254). On October 5, 2018, the President signed the Act. Section 625 of the Act establishes an Aviation Workforce Development Grant Program. Through the award of these grants, the USDOT and the FAA will support the education and recruitment of aviation maintenance technical workers and the development of the aviation maintenance workforce. The Program aims to provide meaningful educational experiences to stimulate interest and encourage students throughout the Nation to prepare to enter this career field. The Program also supports activities to facilitate the transition to careers in aviation maintenance, including members of the Armed Forces. Congress authorized the Program through the end of Fiscal Year 2023. A Federal Register Notice was published to open a period of public comment that closed on September 23, 2020. Per the Act, the goal of the Program is to provide grants for eligible projects to support the education and recruitment of aviation maintenance technical workers and the development of the aviation maintenance workforce.
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