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GRANT OPPORTUNITY
Issue Date: June 17, 2016

 

Innovative Programs that Build Pathways and Partnerships is a grant program designed to promote innovative and promising programs, partnerships and service delivery models that assist individuals to obtain the skills, abilities and connections to find jobs and careers. Such programs could include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Job placement and job coaching programs for special populations facing difficulties in finding employment;
- Training programs leading to an industry-valued credential and connected to the needs of employers;
- Programs that integrate basic skills and occupational training leading to an industry-valued credential;
- Mentoring and job coaching programs for youth and individuals with barriers to employment; and
- Assisting adults over age 25 by preparing them for the college placement test.

Funding for this Notice of Grant Opportunity (NGO) is available through the Workforce Development Partnership Program.  The projected amount of funding available is estimated to be $750,000.

The maximum grant awarded to each grant recipient is up to $250,000 per grantee for a 12-month period.

 

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For Technical Assistance Contact:

Camille DiLeo, Workforce Grant and Program Management, Youth and Apprenticeship Programs

609-292-0762                                                                                                                  

ApprenticeshipUnit@dol.nj.gov                                                                                                        

 

 

County Apprenticeship Coordinator

 

 

Fiscal Year 2017

 

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) is proud to announce a Notice of Grant Opportunity (NGO) for County Apprenticeship Coordinator for Fiscal Year 2017.

 

The purpose of this grant is to fund Apprenticeship Coordinators in 21 counties. The CACs will ensure that registered apprentices (may be youth, ages 16 and up, or adults) can access and complete the related classroom instruction part of registered apprenticeship; will promote registered apprenticeship training programs to job seekers; will expand registered apprentice sponsorship to employers in existing and new occupational areas; and will assist in the development of career ladders from high school to registered apprenticeship training and to related collegiate degree programs.

 

The total amount of funding available in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017) is estimated to be $330,000. The program is state funded through the Workforce Development Program (WDP). Final awards are contingent upon State allocation of funds.

 

Awards are based upon the population of the county where the service is provided. Three levels of awards are identified in the chart below:

 

Population of the County

Maximum Amount of Grant

0-200,000

$10,000

200,001 - 500,000

$15,000

500,001 or above

$20,000

 

The maximum award for each applicant will be:

 

County CAC Grantee

Maximum Award

Atlantic County Vocational School

$15,000

Bergen County Vocational School

$20,000

Burlington County Vocational School

$15,000

Camden County College

$20,000

Cape May County Vocational School

$10,000

Cumberland County Vocational School

$10,000

Essex County Vocational School

$20,000

Gloucester County Vocational School

$15,000

Hudson County Vocational School

$20,000

Hunterdon County Vocational School

$10,000

Mercer County Vocational School

$15,000

Middlesex County Vocational School

$20,000

Monmouth County Vocational School

$20,000

Morris County Vocational School

$15,000

Ocean County Vocational School

$20,000

Passaic County Vocational School

$20,000

Salem County Vocational School

$10,000

Somerset County – Hunterdon County Vocational School

$15,000

Sussex County Vocational School

$10,000

Union County Vocational School

$20,000

Warren County Vocational School

$10,000

 

Please note: Only the above organizations are eligible to apply for funding. Applicants may form a partnership to apply for continuation funds. A partnership is comprised of two or more entities that enter into a written agreement specifying the partnership’s goals, responsibilities and activities. A lead agency must be identified and a separate application must be submitted for each county.

 

Take Notice that, in compliance with N.J.S.A. 52:14-34.4 et seq., the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (hereinafter "the Department" or "LWD") regularly publishes on its website at http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor all notices of fund availability pertaining to federal or state grant funds, which may be awarded by the Department. The notices of fund availability may be found on the Department's website under the heading "Public Notices" and the subheading "Notice of Availability of Grant Program Funds.

 

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