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$100 Million Announced for TechHire Partnership Grants

Posted on 01/06/2016

Announced on Nov. 17 by the Department of Labor, the TechHire Partnership Grants External link opens in new window or tab funding opportunity offers significant new money and approaches to education and training partnerships to train more adults for the IT industry, with an emphasis on young adults between the ages of 17 and 29 and those with barriers to employment. OCTAE stakeholders working with these populations are encouraged to learn more. Sign up External link opens in new window or tab to stay current with technical assistance and announcements on this opportunity.

Applications are due March 11, 2016.

See a fact sheet External link opens in new window or tab from the White House on the larger TechHire initiative.

At least $50 million of this funding opportunity will be awarded to applicants proposing programs serving out-of-secondary school youth and young adults between the ages of 17 and 29 with barriers to training and employment as their primary target population. Applications must include significant employer engagement, including a minimum of at least three employer partners, or a regional industry association consisting of at least three employers, with demonstrated engagement in the project. Additional partners that reflect the character and resources of the local or regional economy and the community are strongly encouraged. This funding opportunity announcement describes the application submission requirements that are listed in Section VI.B, Content and Form of Application Submission. Finally, the Department is committed to producing strong evidence on the effectiveness of the grantee programs; therefore, full participation in any national evaluation initiated by DOL is a condition of all grants awarded.


OCTAE Website.2016. (accessed January 4th, 2016) http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/index.html External link opens in new window or tab .