Opportunity number
Department of Labor (DOL)
America’s Promise
Due date
Education & Workforce
Project funding
Program funding
Funding size
$5M to $25M

America’s Promise

RFP Summary provided by the agency

This grant program is designed to create or expand regional partnerships between employers, economic development, workforce development, community colleges, training programs, K-12 education systems, and community-based organizations that make a commitment – or a “promise” – to provide a pipeline of workers to fill existing job openings, meet existing employer needs for expansion, fuel the talent needs of entrepreneurs, and attract more jobs from overseas. These funds will be used to cover tuition and the costs of training-related activities on a first-dollar basis ensuring that training and education are free to individuals. Participants may use other sources of aid—such as Federal financial aid—to cover supplies, books, room and board, and other training-related expenses.

What is the mission and focus of the program: research, social, economic or others?

Economic, Social

How do you submit to this opportunity?

If submitted through Grants.gov, the components of the application must be saved in any of the specified formats and are not corrupt. Application does not exceed the ceiling amount of $6,000,000 Application meets the minimum amount of $1,000,000
Lead Applicant is eligible and all required regional workforce partnership partners are included

Who are the target applicants: cities, universities, companies, small business, nonprofits, or others?

Employer and industry representatives that align with the partnership’s regional sector strategies;
• Workforce investment system representing the regional service area;;
• Economic development agencies representing the regional service area;
• Education and training providers representing the regional service area, including community and technical colleges or systems; joint labor-management training partnerships; and nonprofit and community-based organizations that offer job training; Institutions of higher education- public or other nonprofit educational institutions

Example project(s) summaries from past RFPs:

Grant recipients will use a variety of work-based learning to help participants obtain the necessary skills, competencies and credentials including apprenticeship, on-the-job training, paid work experience and paid internships. Programs will also use a mixture of classroom education, competency-based learning and technology-enabled training strategies.


Other required documents/forms

Applicant has registered with SAM and maintains an active account.
SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance
SF-424 includes a DUNS Number
SF-424A, Budget Information Form
Budget Narrative
Project Narrative

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