SUMMARY: The purpose of the DOL Building Pathways to Infrastructure Jobs Grant Program is to fund public-private partnerships to develop, strengthen, and scale promising and evidence-based training models in H-1B industries and occupations. In order to meet the goals of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), this program aims to train job seekers in advanced manufacturing; information technology; and professional, scientific, and technical services occupations that support renewable energy, transportation, and broadband infrastructure sectors. These include occupations in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors; broadband expansion and smart city grids; and electrical, industrial, and civil engineers and technicians who facilitate the design, construction, modernization, and maintenance of the nation’s infrastructure.
DEADLINE: This program will have two rounds of funding. Round 1 applications are to be submitted by July 7, 2023. Round 2 applications are expected to reopen on March 15, 2024, and are to be submitted by June 14. 2024. Similar deadlines are anticipated, annually.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible lead applicants are Nonprofit Organizations, Labor Unions, Labor-Management Organizations, and Worker Organizations, Education/Training Provider(s), Workforce Development Entities, Economic Development Agencies, and Native American Tribal Governments.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=343871