Deadline to Apply for Registered Apprenticeship Funding is Friday, Oct. 26

October 18, 2018

With workforce a top priority for businesses across the state, Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) announced organizations have until 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 to submit proposals to receive funding to grow Registered Apprenticeship opportunities in Iowa.

The U.S. Department of Labor recently awarded IWD an additional $1 million ApprenticeshipUSA State Expansion Grant to strengthen and grow Iowa’s Registered Apprenticeship opportunities. The grant is focused on expanding opportunities in healthcare and advanced manufacturing, the fastest growing and largest employment sectors in the state, as well as increasing the participation of women, youth, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities.

The full Request for Proposal (RFP) and the guidelines for submitting a proposal are available online. Organizations may apply for funding in five areas: Quality Pre-Apprenticeship, High School Registered Apprenticeship, Healthcare Sector Registered Apprenticeship, Advanced Manufacturing Sector Registered Apprenticeship and the Pilot Quality Pre-Apprenticeship Program.

A portion of the funds were awarded in September to 10 schools and organizations. IWD is offering another opportunity to submit proposals since not all the funding was allocated in the first round.