Throughout the commonwealth and the nation there are numerous grant and financial aid resources available that can assist individuals and organizations in meeting their goals. The grants and financial aid information below is provided with the intent to help you begin the search, not an all-inclusive link to resources that may be available.
Capacity Building for Apprenticeship Sponsors
This funding opportunity is designed to support businesses, industry associations, chambers of commerce, training providers, career and technical Centers, and intermediaries interested in sponsoring Registered Apprenticeship programs.
Pre-Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship Notice of Grant Availability
This funding opportunity is designed to support Pre-Apprenticeship programs with an active relationship with apprenticeship programs registered in Pennsylvania; or Apprenticeship programs registered in Pennsylvania.
UPDATE: Due to an unexpectedly large volume of proposals, the notification of selection for the Pre-Apprenticeship/Apprenticeship grant and Capacity Building grant will be extended until the beginning of March. There has also been an in increase in funding for the Pre-Apprenticeship/Apprenticeship grant. The PA Department of Labor & Industry is now providing $2 million in state funds for the following types of programs: Pre-Apprenticeship programs with an active relationship with apprenticeship programs registered in Pennsylvania; or Apprenticeship programs registered in Pennsylvania. The maximum amount per award remains unchanged.
The PA Department of Community & Economic Development is also offering an apprenticeship grant. The Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant Program is a statewide program which offers assistance to registered apprenticeship programs. The program’s goal is to increase apprenticeship availability to Pennsylvania employers to assist them with their talent recruitment and development.
Guaranteed Free Training Program (GFT-WEDnetPA)
Basic skills and information technology training for new employees and new and expanding businesses
Industry Partnerships (IPs)
Consortium-based, employer-driven worker training in high priority occupations (HPOs)
Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
The WOTC provides a private-for-profit employer with tax savings as an incentive to hire job seekers with barriers to employment.
Strategic Innovation Grant Availability
Strategic Innovation Notice of Grant Availability
Strategic Innovation Application Form
2017/18 Tech Grant Awardees
2017 Strategic Innovation Grant Awardees
2016/17 Business-Education Partnership (BEP) Grant Awardees