Governor Tom Wolf secured $12.5 million in PAsmart grants to support the growth of registered apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships to create opportunities in new industries and occupations for Pennsylvania workers to advance along career pathways.
These grants will support schools, students, workers, and businesses across the state. PAsmart will help Pennsylvanians develop the skills they need for the job they want. It will also support businesses by creating a skilled workforce to hire.
Grant Opportunity 1: Building, Supporting, and Expanding Registered Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship Programs
$11.5 million is available to build, support and expand Registered Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship Programs with a specific focus on diverse talent pipelines and underserved populations, non-traditional occupations, alignment with secondary and/or post-secondary educational institutions, and expedited growth through multi-county or statewide initiatives.
Recording of bidders conference held on August 17, 2021, which focused on the PAsmart PY20-21 NGA Grant Opportunity 1 – Building, Supporting and Expanding Registered Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship Programs
Grant Opportunity 2: Supporting Registered Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship through Ambassador Networks
$1 million is available to support Registered Apprenticeships and Pre-Apprenticeship through ambassador networks across the Commonwealth.
Recording of bidders conference held on August 18, 2021, which focused on the PAsmart PY20-21 NGA Grant Opportunity 2 – Supporting Registered Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship through Ambassador Networks.
Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on October 13, 2021.
PAsmart PY20-21 NGA - Growing Registered Apprenticeships and Pre-Apprenticeships in Pennsylvania Grant Program - Application (Corrected)