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US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration: Good Jobs Challenge (EDA-HDQ-ARPGJ-2021-2006964)

Focus Areas:

Job Training for Special Populations 

Innovation in Job Training


$1,000,000 - $25,000,000

Geographic Focus:


Funder Type:



Eligible entities include public or private non-profit organizations or associations, including labor unions, acting in cooperation with officials of a general purpose political subdivision of a State. Under this NOFO, EDA is not authorized to provide grants or cooperative agreements to individuals or to for profit entities.


The Good Jobs Challenge is designed to help get Americans back to work by developing and strengthening regional systems to develop and execute sectoral partnerships that will lead to well-paying jobs. The goal of regional workforce training systems is to create and implement effective employer-driven training programs that will connect the existing and emerging skills needs of employers with workers and will help workers find and keep quality jobs and advance along their chosen career path. The initiative funds systems and partnerships will create and implement industry-led training programs, designed to provide skills for and connect unemployed or underemployed workers to existing and emerging job opportunities. Ultimately, these systems are designed to train workers with the skills to secure a union job or a quality job that provides good pay, benefits, and growth opportunities.

Next anticipated deadline: February 2023

Katie Rosen