The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $50 million in Apprenticeship Building America grant funding for registered apprenticeship hubs. The organizations help employers design, develop and deliver programs, and support the establishment, scaling and expansion of registered apprenticeship programs in new and fast-growing industries and occupations.
The program advances the department’s efforts to expand, diversify and modernize registered apprenticeship by increasing the number of programs and apprentices, diversifying the industries that use the "earn-as-you-learn" model for workforce development, and improving the access and performance of the programs in underrepresented and underserved communities.
The department is awarding the grants to nine organizations in California, Illinois, Michigan, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington.
On Feb. 23, 2022, the department announced the availability of funding through the Apprenticeship Building America program. On July 7, 2022, the department announced the award of more than $121 million in funding to 30 grant recipients. Significant interest in Apprenticeship Building America grants led the department to secure supplemental funding to announce additional recipients.
With today’s announcement, the department has awarded $171 million to fund 39 grantees, including more than $78 million focused on equity and partnerships as well as pre-apprenticeship activities.
Apprenticeship Building America grant recipients will incorporate cross-cutting principles to ensure access to quality programs. These principles include equity, job quality, sustainability, evidence-based approaches and new opportunities for innovation, engagement and ease of access.
The latest recipients include:
- South Bay Workforce Investment Board Inc. - Hawthorne, CA - $5,820,000
- Chabot-Las Positas Community College District - Pleasanton, CA - $5,818,057
- Riverside Community College District - Riverside, CA - $4,697,637
- County of Madison - Edwardsville, IL - $5,819,104
- Southeast Michigan Community Alliance - Taylor, MI - $5,820,000
- Community College System of New Hampshire - Concord, NH - $5,820,000
- Economic Growth Foundation - Cleveland, OH - $5,818,008
- Philadelphia Works Inc. - Philadelphia, PA - $4,704,311
- Washington State Department of Employment Security - Olympia, WA - $5,682,883