Funding Opportunities & Resources  

OPEN Funding Opportunities:
US Fish & Wildlife - Youth Engagement, Education & Employment - Sept. 15, 2022
US Health-Human Services - Rural Public Health Workforce Training- March 18, 2022
Economic Development Agency - Good Jobs Challenge - February 10. 2022
US Dept. of Labor - Apprenticeship Building America - Est. Posting February 7, 2022
US Dept. of Labor - YouthBuild - January 21, 2022
US Dept of Labor - Growth Opportunities (Reentry) - Est. Posting January 20, 2022
US Dept. of Labor - Strengthening Community Colleges - Est. Posting January 31, 2022
US Dept. of Labor - Work Pathways for Youth - Est. Posting January 24, 2022
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


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.