WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of more than $121 million in Apprenticeship Building America grants to strengthen and modernize Registered Apprenticeship programs and enable workers to find a reliable pathway to the middle class. The department awarded more than $58 million of the total funding to grantees focusing on equity partnerships and pre-apprenticeship activities.

“The funding of $121.7 million in Apprenticeship Building America grants reaffirms and advances the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to strengthening and expanding Registered Apprenticeships,” said Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh. “The Apprenticeship Building America grants will develop new pathways to good-quality jobs and provide America’s workers with opportunities to access and succeed in those pathways; and the intentional focus on equity partnerships and pre-apprenticeship activities will create opportunities for underrepresented and underserved communities.”

The Apprenticeship Building America grant program advances the department’s efforts to expand and modernize Registered Apprenticeship by increasing the number of programs and apprentices, diversifying the industries that use Registered Apprenticeship and improving the access to and performance of Registered Apprenticeship Programs for underrepresented and underserved communities.

On Feb. 23, 2022, the department announced the availability of funding through the Apprenticeship Building America program. The 30 recipients of the Apprenticeship Building America grants will incorporate cross-cutting principles to ensure access to quality Registered Apprenticeship Programs including equity, job quality, sustainability, evidence-based approaches and new opportunities for innovation, engagement and ease of access.

Funding was awarded in four categories:

State Apprenticeship System Building and Modernization.
Expansion of Registered Apprenticeship Program Opportunities for Youth.
Ensuring Equitable Registered Apprenticeship Program Pathways through Pre-Apprenticeship Leading to RAP enrollment and Equity Partnerships.
Registered Apprenticeship Hubs to facilitate the establishment, scaling and expansion of Registered Apprenticeship Programs in new and fast-growing industries and occupations.

A list of the recipients of the Apprenticeship Building America grant funding follows this news release.

Recipient

City

State

Amount

Alaska Primary Care Association

Anchorage

AK

$3,000,000

Able-Disabled Advocacy Inc.

San Diego

CA

$3,343,000

BuildWithin Inc.

Washington

DC

$7,903,560

American Association of Community Colleges

Washington

DC

$8,000,000

Project L.I.F.T. Inc.

Palm City

FL

$5,000,000

Reset to Success Foundation

Belleville

IL

$3,000,000

Chicago Women in Trades

Chicago

IL

$3,000,000

Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Indianapolis

IN

$3,907,725

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

Indianapolis

IN

$4,736,976

Wilderness Education Project

Nicholasville

KY

$4,999,450

Electrical Training Alliance

Bowie

MD

$2,999,916

Economic Development and Industrial Corporation of Boston

Boston

MA

$3,000,000

Jobs for the Future Inc.

Boston

MA

$5,000,000

City of Springfield

Springfield

MO

$3,000,000

Central Community College

Grand Island

NE

$3,962,324

NYSUT Education and Learning Trust

Latham

NY

$5,657,497

CareerWise New York Inc.

New York

NY

$2,000,000

National Urban League

New York

NY

$3,000,000

Staten Island Performing Provider System

Staten Island

NY

$1,998,854

Workforce Development Board of Herkimer, Madison and Oneida

Utica

NY

$2,999,993

North Carolina Community College System

Raleigh

NC

$4,000,000

Mt. Hood Community College

Gresham

OR

$2,999,983

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

Harrisburg

PA

$3,900,000

South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

Pierre

SD

$3,124,059

Texas Workforce Commission

Austin

TX

$3,660,090

Dallas College

Dallas

TX

$5,000,000

SER-Jobs for Progress of the Texas Gulf Coast Inc.

Houston

TX

$4,585,000

Adaptive Construction Solutions Inc.

Houston

TX

$8,000,000

City of San Antonio

San Antonio

TX

$2,983,433

Vermont Healthcare & Information Technology Education Center

Williston

VT

$2,999,240

Total

 

 

$121,761,100

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