DOL Building Pathways to Infrastructure Jobs Grant Program - Federal Grants

Funding Opportunity Overview

DOL Building Pathways to Infrastructure Jobs Grant Program is a Discretionary grant funded by Employment and Training Administration. It's award amount is up to $5,000,000 and 25 awards are expected. It is categorized in Employment, Labor and Training. The grants is open to all (government, organization, and/or individual) entities. The application deadline (close date) to apply is 2023-04-23 (79 days left).
The following table summarizes the DOL Building Pathways to Infrastructure Jobs Grant Program opportunity.
Opportunity NumberFOA-ETA-23-31
Opportunity TitleDOL Building Pathways to Infrastructure Jobs Grant Program
Opportunity CategoryDiscretionary
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Post DateJanuary 4, 2023 (Wednesday)
Last Updated DateJanuary 4, 2023 (Wednesday)
Close DateApril 23, 2023 (Sunday)
Award Amount$500,000 - $5,000,000 (total funding : $80,000,000)

Detailed Funding Description

The purpose of the DOL Building Pathways to Infrastructure Jobs Grant Program is to fund public-private partnerships to develop, strengthen, and scale promising and evidence-based training models in H-1B industries and occupations critical to meeting the goals of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and to maximize the impact of these investments.
 The United States (U.S.) will need a proficient workforce to fill the good-paying jobs created by this historic investment, and this grant program will train job seekers in advanced manufacturing; information technology; and professional, scientific, and technical services occupations that support renewable energy, transportation, and broadband infrastructure sectors.
The DOL Building Pathways to Infrastructure Jobs Grant Program represents a down payment for the future skilled workforce needs that are being developed through the BIL investments by investing in the development and expansion of the workforce partnerships that will be needed to build equitable pathways to good infrastructure jobs.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Grant Program serves dual purposes by implementing and scaling worker-centered sector strategies to support the workforce necessary for successful implementation of the BIL. Applicants must choose one of the following tracks for this grant program: 1) Development Track: Developing and Implementing Local/Regional Worker-Centered Sector Strategy Programs; or 2) Scaling Track: Scaling Effective Worker-Centered Sector Strategy Programs.
The goal of the Development Track is to use promising training models to invest in and establish local/regional partnerships that will implement sector-based training programs across one or multiple infrastructure-related sectors. This track will support equitable participation and growth of worker-centered sector-based training programs, particularly those serving rural and smaller communities and historically marginalized, underrepresented, and underserved populations.
The goal of the Scaling Track is to scale an existing training model to the statewide or national level, that has shown demonstrated success in one infrastructure-related sector. This track will invest in statewide and national partnerships that will set the stage to enable support and growth in evidence-based worker-centered sector strategies.
Both tracks require public-private partnerships to develop workforce training programs which incorporate the following core principles into their grant project design to ensure equitable access to quality jobs: 1) strategies for ensuring diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility; 2) career pathways that lead to middle
  • to high-skilled employment; and 3) worker-centered sector strategies.
To embed strong worker voice into these grant projects, applicants should engage workers during the initial grant proposal development phase to ensure that worker needs and priorities and job quality are incorporated into the project design. Questions regarding this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Forecast may be emailed to IN_FOA-ETA-23-31@dol.

Dates and Awards Details

The following table shows the dates and awards information in detail for DOL Building Pathways to Infrastructure Jobs Grant Program federal grants. It posted on 2023-01-04 and will be closed on 2023-04-23.
The estimated total program funding is $80,000,000 for 25 awards (expected). The maximum award amount is $5,000,000 and the award floor amount is $500,000.
Agency NameEmployment and Training Administration
Important Dates
Post DateJanuary 4, 2023 (Wednesday)
Close DateApril 23, 2023 (Sunday)
Applications must be
Last Updated DateJanuary 4, 2023 (Wednesday)
Awards Detail
Award Floor$500,000
Award Ceiling$5,000,000
Estimated Total Program Funding$80,000,000
Expected Number Of Awards25
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementYes

CFDA Numbers

The next CFDA (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance) numbers are associated to this federal grant.
  • 17.268 - H-1B Job Training Grants

Categories of Funding Activities

  • Employment, Labor and Training
  • No Additional Explanation Reported

Funding Eligibility

Eligible Applicants:
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Additional Information:   . 

Grantor Contact Information

Grantor DetailAriam Ferro