The Department of Labor (DOL) announced the Equity in Apprenticeship Request for Proposals (RFP) to increase apprenticeship opportunities for underrepresented populations. This RFP seeks to award multiple contracts to national intermediaries to develop national or regional “Opportunity” partnerships. These “Opportunity” partnerships will work to increase gender, racial, ethnic and other demographic diversity and inclusion in apprenticeships.
Links to the announcement and the DOL news release on this effort are below:
This announcement marks the fourth installment of the $90 million funding strategy to grow and diversify apprenticeship announced in April 2016.
To date these efforts include:
- $10.4 million in ApprenticeshipUSA State Accelerator Grants – awards announced June 2.
- $50.5 million for Apprenticeship Expansion Grant FOA announced June 22 – closes September 7.
- $14.5 million for National Industry Partners RFP announced June 29 – closes August 5.
- $6.5 million for the National Equity Partners contract announced July 27 – closes August 26.
For more on these announcements, please visit: https://www.doleta.gov/oa/grants.cfm