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US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration: Workforce Opportunities for Rural Communities A Grant Initiative for the Appalachian and Delta Regions (FOA-ETA-22-13)

Focus Areas:

Job Training for Special Populations 

Innovation in Job Training

Range:

$150,000 - $1,500,000

Geographic Focus:

AL, AR, IL, KY, LA, MS, MO, OH, TN, VA, WV

Funder Type:

Federal

Eligibility:

An applicant must include the following three types of partner entities:

-At least two employers/industry representatives, particularly those employers that offer jobs with family-sustaining wages, benefits, opportunities for advancement, and worker voice;

-At least one State or Local Workforce Development Board, American Job Center operator or partner program, or other training provider, or similar entity (except where the applicant is itself one of these organizations; an applicant that is a State or Local Workforce Board, American Job Center operator or partner program, or other training provider must provide documentation of its status but is not required to partner with an additional workforce entity); and

-At least one organization representing the target community(ies) covered by the proposed project, (except where the applicant is itself one of these organizations; an applicant which is itself a community organization must provide documentation of its work in the community and is not required to partner with an additional community organization), to ensure that local participation and input are an integral part of the planning and execution of the grant.

Summary:

The purpose of this grant opportunity is to create economic mobility, address historic inequities for marginalized communities of color and other underserved and underrepresented communities, and produce high-quality employment for workers who reside in the Appalachian and Delta regions, enabling them to remain and thrive in these communities. The WORC Initiative provides funding to eligible applicants proposing to meet this goal with a project addressing the employment and training needs of the local and regional workforce, created in collaboration with community partners and aligned with existing economic and workforce development plans and strategies.

Due: July 08, 2022

Katie Rosen