General Grant Program Information
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. 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.
Lead applicants must be a labor organization, government agency, nonprofit, or industry intermediary organizations that will create new partnerships meant to boost job quality or accelerate existing partnerships.
Applicants must form and create partnerships carrying out activities that improve job quality in one of three sectors: climate resiliency, hospitality, or the care economy. Applicants must focus on improving at least two Good Jobs Principles in these sectors. These Principles are a shared federal vision of job quality that describes common elements of a Good Job, including family-sustaining wages and benefits, safety, and stable hours. These programs’ design must promote equity, which involves fair and inclusive treatment of individuals from rural communities.
Projects under this announcement will fund both short-term capacity-building planning grants and longer-term implementation grants. This funding is authorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Sec. 169(c) and appropriated under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 (Pub. L. 117-103, Div. H) for carrying out Demonstration and Pilot projects related to the employment and training needs of dislocated workers, other adults, or youth.
Questions regarding this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) may be emailed to Anu Mathew at DOL-ETA-DWG@dol.gov.
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