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Pennsylvania's Next Generation Industry Partnerships

Pennsylvania is leading the way in workforce, education, economic development and community collaboration.

Through the Next Generation Industry Partnerships (Next Gen IPs), businesses are partnering to build stronger, more competitive industries through training, networking, recruitment and collaboration to raise career and industry awareness.

Next Gen IPs help businesses with the following priorities:

  • Identifying their workforce, education & training, and economic development needs
  • Coordinating regional support teams
  • Identifying public and community resources
  • Identifying opportunities for collaboration

In 2018, Governor Wolf launched the PAsmart initiative, a new strategic approach and investment to expand education, training, and workforce development.

On December 3, 2019, $40 million in PAsmart grants was announced, $4.6 million of which will be for Next Gen IPs.

PAsmart – Next Gen IP Grant Timeline

The FY 2019 Next Gen IP NGA Application and its attachments are included below. Please note, the PAsmart Next Generation Industry Partnership grant deadline has been extended to Friday, January 10, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (EST).

Date and Time What Funding Initiative
December 3, 2019 Release of PAsmart Grant Information
PAsmart - $40 million
December 10, 2019 -3:00 PM Bidder’s Webinar
Next Gen IPs
December 12, 2019- 3:00 PM Bidder’s Webinar Next Gen IPs
January 10, 2020 – 11:59 PM EST Application Deadline Next Gen IPs

PAsmart - Next Gen IP Grant Resources

Industry Partnership Dashboard
Industry Partnership Dashboard

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PA WDB Board Approved Next Gen Metrics

Commonly-Used Next Generation Industry Partnership Terms

Next Generation Industry Partnerships: Sustainable Staffing and Funding

Pennsylvania Next Generation Industry Partnership One-Pager

For more information about Next Generation Industry Partnerships, please contact Sara Gligora, Director of Partnership Development at the PA Workforce Development Board at 717-787-4971 or