New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL)
04/06/21 3:00 PM Receipt
Grants of up to $6,000 per trainee to New Jersey post-secondary educational institutions and training providers to help dislocated and displaced workers find employment. Funding is intended to fill positions in occupations for which there is or is likely to be an excessive demand for labor beyond the current supply for adequately trained workers within the specific occupation.
The purpose of the Opportunity Partnership Grant (OPG) training program is to assist displaced/dislocated workers secure employment by providing occupational training in industry sectors recognized and driven by employer's in-demand needs. The goal of the OPG training program is to re-connect training participants with gainful employment that offers them a sustainable wage. In an effort to provide training services that are needed by employers and find workforce skill gaps that are present in the current economy, applicants are encouraged to review labor market information in the “Demand Occupation Listings”, at the DOL website.
Purpose for which the grant funds will be used: The Department will focus their investments on training programs that result in industry specific jobs that are “in-demand”. Funds are appropriated to develop skills for displaced/dislocated individuals that result in employment in a labor demand occupation. The training offered must lead to an industry recognized certificate, credential, or licensure as required by employers, in demand industry sectors.
Applicants who are awarded a training grant must collaborate and cooperate with the One-Stop Career Centers to source and recruit eligible candidates for their training program.
GrantWatch ID#: 183971
The maximum grant award will be $175,000 per proposal.
Applicants may budget a cost of up to $6,000 per trainee.
When calculating the total cost of the grant request, not more than 10% of the funds received shall be expended on anything other than direct training costs--direct costs do not include the service provider’s administrative expense(s).
Start Date and End Date of Grant Program: April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applicants must provide the proposal in accordance with the requirements listed within this NGO. Proposals must be emailed to OPG Program Manager Ms. Gerri Brosh at Gerri.email@example.com .
In addition, postal mail proposals must be submitted to:
New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Division of Workforce
Attention: Ms. Gerri Brosh, Opportunity Partnership Grant (OPG) program
1 John Fitch Plaza – 7th Floor
P.O. Box 055
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0055
USA: New Jersey
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