Funding Opportunities & Resources  

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OPEN Grant Funding Opportunities 
Topic Agency Description $$ Eligibility Deadline
Educator Shortage; Registered Apprenticeship DLI
Building and Supporting a Certified Teacher 
Registered Apprenticeship Program
$500k Consultant organization or individual June 1, 2023
Apprenticeship, Broadband DLI

Supporting Broadband through
Registered Apprenticeship

$800k total; $200k max per Existing apprenticeship sponsors or intermediaries in the targeted broadband occupations June 12, 2023
STEM, Work-Based Learning,  EDA
STEM Talent Challenge
$4.5m total; $500 max Includes non-profits, higher education institutions, local/county/state govt, economic dev. orgs, public-private partnership June 12, 2023
Rural,  DOL
Workforce Opportunities for Rural 
Communities (WORC) - Round 5
$44.2 m total; $1.5m max to $150k min Local WDBs; State/County/City Govt; Education agencies; non-profits June 13, 2023
Dislocated Worker USDOL
National Dislocated Worker
$300m total; $150k min to $100m max  includes: Employment Disaster Recovery includes LWDBs
June 27, 2026
Infrastructure IIJA; CHIPS; IRA; Sector Strategies USDOL
Building Pathways to Infrastructure Jobs
$80m total; $500k min to $5m max includes: non-profits, local/county/state govt, institutions of higher education July 7, 2023
Broadband DCED
Capital Projects Fund Broadband 
Infrastructure Program
$200m total;

$500k min to $10m max

Business, not-for profit, municipality, or econ. dev. organization, incl. consortium of local govt.  July 10, 2023
Veterans; Homelessness; Housing USDOL
Stand Down 
$10,000 award max  Includes states, county, local govt., local workforce boards, higher ed, FBOs, etc.  Sept. 30, 2025
 Sector-Strategies, Worker-Centered,  Manufacturing, Renewable Energy, Info. Technology, Broadband USDOL
Building Pathways to 
Infrastructure Jobs Grant Program
TBD TBD (suggests Non-profits, Education & Training Providers) Forecasted (sept 30th) 
Workforce Data  USDOL
Workforce Data Quality Initiative(WDQI) 
Round 9
$11.6m total; up to $2.9m per    
Apprenticeship/ Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)/ Workforce Diversity  DLI PA Smart Broadband  $800k total TBD  Forecasted (planned Feb. '23)
Digital Literacy DLI
Digital Literacy Round 4 
$900k total

Year 2 Round 2 grantees


(planned April '23)

 Regional economic ecosystems; innovation; economic prosperity USDOC
Public Works & Economic Adjustment
 $30m total; $100k min. State/County/

local govt; nonprofits; IHEs

 Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant
Manufacturing to Career


 Local Workforce Development Board Contract & RFP Opportunities

Topics Local Workforce Board Scope Deadline
Youth Employment

& Training

Westmoreland-Fayette WIOA Youth May 5, 2023
Audit Services Westmoreland-Fayette Single Audit May 5, 2023
 Adult Education  Philadelphia Works  Adult Education Services  April 24, 2023


Researching Grant Opportunities

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Pennsylvania State Agency Grant Opportunities

Federal Agency Grant Opportunities 

  • Grants.Gov  - The centralized portal to review and apply to all federal agency grant opportunities.  You can establish notifications sent to your email inbox based on customized search terms. Common agencies related to workforce development include: US Department of Labor - Employment & Training, US Department of Education - Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), US Department of Justice - X, Economic Development Administration, US Department of 
  • DOL-ETA - ETA provides information on anticipated/upcoming funding opportunities to aid your planning and grant writing processes. 
  • OCTAE - Find a list of programs and initiatives, including grant funding released by OCTAE
  • Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) - funding opportunities often support initiatives with criminal justice organizations and individuals involved with the criminal justice system (juvenile to adult, under supervision, incarceration, through reentry). 


Planning & Research Resources 

Workforce Development - Planning, Research, Promising Practices and more 


Foundation Funding Opportunities 

  • Candid - Reflecting a merger between The Foundation Center and Guidestar, you can navigate a directory of foundations, finding funding requests for proposals, research non-profits, and explore training opportunities.  
  • Pennsylvania Foundations
    • Philanthropy network mapping out Pennsylvania foundations serving Greater Philadelphia, Western PA, and Northeastern PA.


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