State Apprenticeship Expansion, Equity and Innovation (SAEEI) Grant Program


Opportunity ID: 331689
Opportunity Number: FOA-ETA-21-07
Opportunity Title: State Apprenticeship Expansion, Equity and Innovation (SAEEI) Grant Program
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Employment, Labor and Training
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 17.285
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible applicants are states. The term “state” means “any of the 50 states of the United States, District of Columbia, or any Territory or possession of the United States.” For the purposes of this FOA, territories or possessions of the United States are defined as: Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa. States must identify the state agency that will be the grant recipient (e.g., state workforce agency eligible for funding under Title I of WIOA, state educational agency, or State Apprenticeship Agency (SAA))
Agency Code: DOL-ETA
Agency Name: Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Posted Date: Feb 23, 2021
Last Updated Date: Feb 23, 2021
Estimated Synopsis Post Date:
Fiscal Year: 2021
Award Ceiling:
Award Floor:
Estimated Total Program Funding: $87,500,000
Expected Number of Awards: 20
Description: The SAEEI Funding Opportunity Announcement FOA will provide up to $87.5 million in grant awards to support the expansion and diversification of Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs), as described in 29 C.F.R. 29. Grant funds will be awarded to Governor-led, state initiatives that are expanding, diversifying and transforming registered apprenticeship. Funding will provide states with the flexibility to meet specific industry needs and demands. Collectively, these efforts will aim to achieve the following goals: 1) System expansion to support the development, modernization, and diversification of RAPs; 2) Equity in apprenticeship by increasing the number of apprentices enrolled in RAPs, including underrepresented populations; and 3) Partnership and alignment to support workforce system integration; 4) Innovation in program development and recruitment strategies. Allowable activities under this grant include activities related to establishing or expanding existing RAPs for adults and/or youth, pre-apprenticeship leading to a RAP, and wrap-around/supportive services that enable participants to succeed in a RAP or pre-apprenticeship programs that directly lead to grant-funded RAPs. Eligible participants are persons 16 years of age and older who are not enrolled in a RAP at the time of initial grant service. The Department is particularly interested in applications seeking to increase the diversity of RAP populations by actively recruiting youth, women, people of color, ex-offenders, and persons with disabilities, as well as the protected groups identified in 29 CFR Part 30. The Department also remains committed to prioritizing veterans. Further, the Department is interested in targeting the populations and industries most affected or displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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