The application deadline for the PAsmart Grant passed on Thursday, April 21, 2022.
In anticipation of increased employment opportunities as a result of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, particularly within the building and construction trades, and in an effort to continually and proactively build a pipeline of talented workers, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry is expanding upon the 2020/2021 PAsmart Growing Registered Apprenticeships and Pre-Apprenticeships initiative to provide up to $1.5 million to organizations to align, expand and diversify the apprenticeship model within the building and construction trades to include underrepresented program models and/or non-traditional populations. Specifically, this initiative is intended to reach underrepresented populations, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, socio-economically disadvantaged individuals, individuals who speak English as a second language, individuals who were previously incarcerated, or individuals experiencing multiple barriers to employment.
This grant opportunity will award competitive grants up to $400,000 per application for apprenticeship and/or pre-apprenticeship programs that have a single-county or localized reach. Competitive grants up to $650,000 will be awarded per application for apprenticeship and/or pre-apprenticeship programs that have a statewide or multi-county reach (three or more counties).
The application deadline for PAsmart Grants is 5 PM on Thursday, April 21, 2022. Please refer to the Notice of Grant Availability (NGA) below for submission instructions.