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Available Grant Opportunities

Below are the current notice of grants availabilities and recent grant awardee announcements. Throughout the commonwealth and the nation, there are numerous grants 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. Learn more about L&I's other grants and related programs.

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PAsmart Grants

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. 

2022 PAsmart Bidders Conference Recording

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Expired Grants