The purpose of the PACE Program is to prepare individuals to enter and succeed in Registered Apprenticeship programs. These pre-apprenticeship programs have a documented partnership with at least one Registered Apprenticeship program sponsor and together, they expand the participant's career pathway opportunities with industry-based training coupled with classroom instruction. The program will drive economic development through skills and educational attainment and create pathways to better-paying careers and advanced credentials.
The PACE Program also seeks to eliminate economic barriers commonly associated with an individuals inability to invest in skills training and work readiness. In order to mitigate these barriers, the PACE Program encourages the use of stipend payments for all pre-apprenticeship program participants. This NGO provides funding for stipends. PACE will also provide funding for paid STEM Internships, as defined in this NGO, to stimulate skills training in high-demand STEM related occupations. STEM internships refer to occupations that require education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines
None is available.
Grant funds provided through this NGO may not be expended for the following:
This competitive grant opportunity is open to the following entities:
Submissions will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. A similar timeline is anticipated for FY2020 funding.
Funding for this program is expected to be $3,000,000 for FY2019. The anticipated length of the contract period is 12 months unless otherwise extended or reduced at the discretion of the LWD. LWD seeks to fund multiple programs throughout the program year. Award amounts will vary based on proposals with average awards in the $100,000-$400,000 range for a one-year grant period with the possibility for extension.