Apprenticeship Expansion Grant

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The Apprenticeship Expansion Grant will provide up to $1,179,000 in grants to existing and emerging apprenticeship programs across Indiana. Funds will be given to programs that engage industry and other partners to expand apprenticeships to new non-traditional sectors and new populations, identify ways to promote and advance greater inclusion and diversity in apprenticeships and/or create or expand pre-apprenticeship programs for both youth and adults.


Existing and emerging apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs for sub-grant applicants should focus their work on:

  • Engaging industry and other partners to expand the apprenticeship model of training to new non-traditional employment sectors and populations; and/or
  • Development of innovative ways to incentivize employers to develop and offer apprenticeship programs; and/or
  • Identifying ways to promote apprenticeships to underserved populations (e.g. women, minorities, graduating high school seniors) and advance greater inclusion and diversity in apprenticeships; and/or
  • Creating or expanding pre-apprenticeship programs (for both high school aged youth and adults).


Eligible applicants are any education and workforce partners/organizations, not-for-profits, community based organizations and employers/companies. This list is not exhaustive and DWD welcomes all to apply.


Event Date
Release of RFA November 14, 2016
Deadline to Submit Questions November 21, 2016
Responses to Written Questions November 30, 2016
Submission Due Date for Applications December 12, 2016 by 4:00pm EST
Anticipated Notice of Award Date TBD
Anticipated Grant Start Date January 1, 2017
Anticipated Grant End Date March 30, 2018


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