Critical Sector Job Quality Grants

Critical Sector Job Quality Grants

Administering Agency: Department of Labor – Employment and Training Administration

Closing Date for Applications: July 17, 2023

Estimated Total Program Funding: $15,000,000
Award Ceiling: $3,000,000

Geographic Scope: National

Description: The purpose of this demonstration program is to support transformative efforts to improve job quality and availability of good jobs, particularly for the benefit of historically marginalized populations and communities that have experienced barriers to employment in good jobs. The primary focus of these demonstration grants is expanding job quality in the care, climate resiliency and clean energy transition, and hospitality sectors. In the transit industry, these funds could support job quality for those operating and/or maintaining zero-emission buses. These demonstration grants will support industry-led, worker-centered sector strategies built through labor-management partnerships aimed at improving job quality in key sectors.  These partnerships will address equity, job quality, and worker voice as they design training models and train workers for family-supporting jobs.  Projects under this announcement will fund both short-term capacity-building planning grants and longer-term implementation grants. 

Posted May 18, 2023 to TWC Resource Center. Please refer to the link below for the most up to date information from the funder.