Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, tribes, government agencies, IHEs, and special districts for workforce development during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Applicants are advised that required registrations take several weeks to finalize. The goal of the program is to help get Americans back to work by developing and strengthening regional systems to develop and execute sectoral partnerships that will lead to well-paying jobs.
Regional workforce training systems and sectoral partnerships funded under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) should connect employers in an industry with key regional stakeholders, including state and local governmental entities, economic development organizations, workforce development boards, employer-facing organizations, education and training providers, community‑based organizations (CBOs), worker-serving organizations (WSOs), and/or labor unions. The system or partnership should be led by a System Lead Entity or Backbone Organization, respectively, serving as an intermediary that has convening power in the region and the capacity to coordinate all necessary stakeholders.