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Available Grant Opportunities 

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

Strategic Innovation Grant (SIG)

UPDATE: Due to the complexity of obtaining Letters of Support during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Labor & Industry is waiving the requirement for Letters of Support. In addition, this requirement will be removed from the scoring criteria. All awarded projects will be required to submit Letters of Support at a later date. Please note that the application due date of Friday, March 27, 2020, 4 p.m. EST, has not changed.

The PA Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) announces the availability of approximately $4 million of funding for Strategic Innovation Grant (SIG) awards of up to $300,000 each. This Notice of Grant Availability (NGA) seeks applications to support initiatives across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (PA) that innovatively and creatively address barriers to employment facing Pennsylvanians.

The Governor’s Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center identified several such barriers in its recent annual report.

Application is due by 4 p.m. EST on Friday, March 27.

SIG Grant NGA and Grant Materials


Recent Grant Awards:

Next Generation Industry Partnership Grants 

PAsmart Next Generation grants provide funds to support the development, launch, implementation, and technical assistance of Next Gen IPs that are demand-driven in addressing the workforce, economic development, and educational needs of Pennsylvania industries. 

2020 PAsmart Next Generation Industry Partnership Grant Awardees

PAsmart Apprenticeship Grants

PAsmart Apprenticeship grant funds will be used to build a diverse talent pipeline into the building and construction trades; expand registered apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeship in non-traditional industries with an emphasis on health care, manufacturing, and information technology; and to support registered apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeship through ambassador networks across the commonwealth.


2020 PAsmart Apprenticeship Grant Awardees

State/Local Internship Program (SLIP)

Pennsylvania’s workforce development system must work with employers and other stakeholders to connect young people with high-quality work-based learning opportunities, paid work experiences and career pathways. Last year’s State/Local Internship Program, or SLIP, placed 1,130 16- to 24-year-old youth and young adults into internships at 657 worksites in a variety of industries.