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.
Teacher in the Workplace Grants
The purpose of this Notice of Grant Availability (NGA) is to solicit grant applications from eligible organizations in partnership with their Local Workforce Development Board to develop and/or implement Teacher in the Workplace programs that connect the classroom to the workplace for K-12 educators across Pennsylvania. Through Teacher in the Workplace programs, teachers, counselors, and administrators are provided experiences interacting directly with industry and business leaders, and learning about industry trends, needs, and opportunities that they can bring back to the classroom to enhance instruction, student learning, and career readiness.
Business Education Partnership Grant
The purpose of this Notice of Grant Availability (NGA) is to solicit grant applications to implement Business-Education Partnerships programs that provide opportunities to connect local businesses with school districts to promote job opportunities and career pathways. These programs increase awareness of in-demand technical careers for students, parents, guardians, teachers and school faculty.
Strategic Innovation Grants
The purpose of this Notice of Grant Availability (NGA) is to solicit grant applications to encourage local creativity and innovation in achieving the five broad goals for workforce development depicted in the WIOA State Plan.
Next Generation Industry Partnership Coordination Grant Availability
This NGA will provide funds to support assistance of state-level coordination of the Next Generation Industry Partnership program. State-level coordination activities will include: Event planning and coordination, Next Generation Industry Partnership branding, including website development, Technical assistance and facilitation for partnerships, Next Generation Peer Networking and Next Generation Metrics Development.
The PA Department of Community & Economic Development is currently 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.