DOL Announces Nearly $200 Million Allotted for Registered Apprenticeships

March 1, 2024

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the availability of nearly $200 million in grants to continue to support public-private partnerships that expand, diversify, and strengthen Registered Apprenticeships, including tool- and diemaker apprenticeships. The funding opportunity includes $95 million of competitive grants through the second round of the Apprenticeship Building America Grant Program and $100 million in the second round of State Apprenticeship Expansion Formula Grants. The announcement is part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s fourth Investing in America tour, during which administration officials are traveling across the country and making new announcements highlighting the impact of President Biden’s agenda on communities, families and workers nationwide. 

“The second round of Apprenticeship Building America funding continues the Department of Labor’s commitment to providing all of America’s workers with access to training and career preparation that leads to good jobs with family-sustaining wages,” says acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Julie Su. “These grants serve as another avenue toward strengthening the nation’s workforce-development infrastructure to connect people from all communities to the good jobs being created by President Biden’s Investing in America agenda.”

The department’s Employment and Training Administration will use these funds to prioritize projects that support the Investing in America agenda—including the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, CHIPS and Science Act, and Inflation Reduction Act—by expanding access to Registered Apprenticeships in high-demand sectors and occupations. These sectors include supply chain (logistics, warehousing, transportation, manufacturing), clean energy and others.

The department will award 12 to 25 grants, ranging from $1 million to $8 million, in three categories depending on the geographic scope.

Learn more about the second round of Apprenticeship Building America grants and apply

Learn more about the State Apprenticeship Expansion Formula grants.

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