Pennsylvania Industry Partnership Grant Program – US
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (PA) Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) announces the availability of the Pennsylvania Industry Partnership Grant to improve economic prosperity and prepare the Commonwealth’s workforce for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
The Industry Partnership program requires businesses within a targeted industry partnering to strengthen their industry through training initiatives, recruitment strategies, raising career awareness, and working together to address additional challenges identified by the businesses. The goal is to increase regional collaboration to support business needs within an industry sector.
This Notice of Grant Availability (NGA) seeks applications to support Industry Partnership initiatives across PA that work to identify workforce, education & training, and economic development needs, coordinate regional teams to support industry needs, identify public and community resources to address industry identified needs and increase collaboration among businesses within a targeted industry sector.
This Notice of Grant Availability (NGA) seeks applications to support Industry Partnership initiatives across PA that:
Work to identify workforce, education & training, and economic development needs
Coordinate regional teams to support industry needs
Identify public and community resources to address industry identified needs
Increase collaboration among businesses within a targeted industry sector
The goal is to increase regional collaboration to support business needs within an industry sector. Applicants must articulate a clear plan to evaluate the effectiveness of their proposed strategies to address business identified priorities.
Additionally, ensuring the participation of diverse businesses and reaching underrepresented populations in order to increase equity is a priority of this grant program. Applicants are reminded that equity is distinguished from equality; whereas equality means providing the same to all, equity means recognizing that not all start from the same place and steps must be taken to address existing imbalances.
Awards of up to $250,000 each
Eligible applicants include local workforce development boards, non-profit and non-governmental entities, community-based organizations, educational and post-secondary educational organizations, labor organizations, business associations, and economic development entities. The applicant(s) must be capable of bringing together relevant partners to achieve the overall project goals of this NGA. Additionally, the lead applicant must demonstrate the ability to coordinate the project design and implementation of the project, manage the project budget, and implement a strategy to collect, analyze, and report performance outcomes. For all lead applicants other than local workforce development boards, the lead applicant must demonstrate engagement with the local workforce development board.
All applicants and fiscal agents must be registered with the Commonwealth as a vendor.
For more information, visit https://www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Workforce-Development/grants/Pages/default.aspx