Funding Opportunities & Resources  

OPEN Funding Opportunities:
US Dept. of Commerce - Public Works & Economic Adjustment - Ongoing Basis
PA DCED - Manufacturing to Career - Ongoing Basis
PA DCED - Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant - Ongoing Basis
US Dept. of Labor - VETS Stand Down Grants - December 31, 2021
PA Dept. of Labor & Industry - Industry Partnership Grants - October 22, 2021
PA Dept. of Labor & Industry, PAsmart Apprenticeship Grants - October 13, 2021
US Economic Development Administration - STEM Talent Challenge - October 12, 2021
US Dept. of Labor - CAREER Grants - August 31, 2021



Researching Grant Opportunities

Providing you a one-stop resource for commonly sourced funding opportunities, PWDA members can monitor this page to support your funding solicitation as well as grant writing, planning, and submission needs. Have a suggestion or know of other helpful sites to include: Submit your idea here

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.