Highway Construction Workforce Partnership Grant

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Funding Opportunity ID: 330687
Opportunity Number: HIN-HCWP-2020
Opportunity Title: Highway Construction Workforce Partnership Grant
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Transportation
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 20.205
Eligible Applicants: State governments
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: DOT-FHWA
Agency Name: Department of Transportation
DOT Federal Highway Administration
Posted Date: Jan 05, 2021
Close Date: Feb 22, 2021
Last Updated Date: Jan 05, 2021
Award Ceiling: $4,000,000
Award Floor: $5,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,000,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: The Highway Construction Workforce Partnership(HCWP) is a collaborative effort among key highway industry and public workforce system organizations, notably, State and local Workforce Development Boards. The challenges and processes of providing outreach programs for prospective workers, training, and job placement require the commitment and active engagement of the partners. The HCWP grants support State DOTs to achieve the following objectives:• Establish HCWP Working Group of highway industry and workforce system organization representatives.• Develop and implement a HCWP Program that aligns highway construction workforce needs with activities and processes to identify, train, and place individuals into highway construction careers.• Institutionalize successful workforce practices and programs.The HCWP Program is an extension of FHWA’s On-the-Job Training Supportive Services (OJT/SS) Program. The OJT/SS Program is designed to increase the effectiveness of on-the-job training programs, with a focus on providing training and job opportunities for minorities and women on Federal-aid highway construction projects. The goals of the HCWP grants are to support outreach efforts, skills training, and job placement for highway workers, especially minorities and women.
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