New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) - Office of Apprenticeship
11/29/19 12:00 Noon
Grants to New Jersey employers, nonprofits, trade associations, labor and workforce organizations, LEAs, vocational schools, workforce development boards, and IHEs to expand and develop approved apprenticeship programs. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to cover wage reimbursement and training costs, and to provide incentives to employers to hire registered apprentices.
The main goal of this Notice of Grant Opportunity is to promote equality of opportunity, upward mobility, and economic fairness.
The purpose of the GAINS program is to promote the expansion and development of USDOL approved Registered Apprenticeship programs that drive economic development through skills and educational attainment and create pathways to better-paying careers and advanced credentials. While this NGO describes ten (10) sectoral/occupational areas of focus, all occupations that are recognized by USDOL as “apprenticeable” are encouraged to apply.
This competitive NGO is being made available to accomplish any of the following primary goals:
Establish and expand registered apprenticeship programs in the following sectors: Advanced Manufacturing; Bio Pharma/Life Sciences; Energy, Utilities, and Infrastructure; Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism; Financial Services/Insurance; Transportation, Logistics, and Distribution; Information Technology/Cyber Security; Renewable Energy; Healthcare; and Other Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) related sectors/occupations.
Long Term Objectives:
GrantWatch ID#: 184661
For new and expanding USDOL Registered Apprenticeship program applicants: GAINS funding can be used to reimburse employers up to 50% of new apprentice’s wage rate, which shall not be below 150% of the State minimum wage ($15.00 in 2019 and $16.50 for 2020) at the date of hire for the apprentice, not to exceed a maximum of 40 hours weekly, and for a duration no longer than 26 work weeks. This wage incentive shall only be used for apprentices that are registered after the beginning of the period of performance of the contract. This amount may not exceed $8,000 per individual apprentice. Sponsors are free to distribute the incentive among as many individual apprentices as needed (e.g. $8,000 for 10 apprentices, $4,000 for 20, $2000 for 40 etc.)
The anticipated length of the contract period is 12 months unless otherwise extended or reduced at the discretion of the LWD.
Additionally, successful applicants may be eligible for multi-year funding awards up to three years, contingent on availability of funds.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For information, contact:
New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Office of Apprenticeship
1 John Fitch Plaza
PO Box 055, 7th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0055
Contact: James Manning, Chief, Contracts and Programs, Office of Apprenticeship
Telephone: (609) 633-6438
USA: New Jersey