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Pennsylvania Industry Partnership Grant

Grants to Pennsylvania Nonprofits, Educational Organizations, and
Business Associations for Workforce and Economic Development

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I)

Conf. Date:

09/01/21

Deadline Date:

10/22/21 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations, non-governmental entities, workforce development boards, educational organizations, economic development entities, business associations, and labor organizations for collaborative workforce and economic development initiatives.

Pennsylvania is seeking industry partnerships that improve the economic prosperity and prepare the Commonwealth’s workforce for the jobs of today and tomorrow.  The Industry Partnership program requires businesses within a targeted industry partnering to strengthen their industry through training initiatives, recruitment strategies, raising career awareness, and working together to address additional challenges identified by the businesses.  

This Notice of Grant Availability (NGA) seeks applications to support Industry Partnership initiatives across PA that work to identify workforce, education & training, and economic development needs, coordinate regional teams to support industry needs, identify public and community resources to address industry identified needs and increase collaboration among businesses within a targeted industry sector.

The goal is to increase regional collaboration to support business needs within an industry sector.  Applicants must articulate a clear plan to evaluate the effectiveness of their proposed strategies to address business identified priorities.

Additionally, ensuring the participation of diverse businesses and reaching underrepresented populations in order to increase equity is a priority of this grant program.  Applicants are reminded that equity is distinguished from equality; whereas equality means providing the same to all, equity means recognizing that not all start from the same place and steps must be taken to address existing imbalances.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 198268

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$4,000,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards of up to $250,000 each

Term of Contract:

L&I anticipates a performance period beginning January 1, 2022 and ending on June 30, 2023.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include local workforce development boards, non-profit and non-governmental entities, community-based organizations, educational and post-secondary educational organizations, labor organizations, business associations, and economic development entities. The applicant(s) must be capable of bringing together relevant partners to achieve the overall project goals of this NGA. Additionally, the lead applicant must demonstrate the ability to coordinate the project design and implementation of the project, manage the project budget, and implement a strategy to collect, analyze, and report performance outcomes. For all lead applicants other than local workforce development boards, the lead applicant must demonstrate engagement with the local workforce development board.

All applicants and fiscal agents must be registered with the Commonwealth as a vendor. Applicants and fiscal agents that are not current vendors are strongly encouraged to begin this process immediately following the application submission by registering their organization with the Vendor Data Management Unit (VDMU).

Fiscal agents include eligible applicants, as detailed above. If organizations apply as a partnership, the application must appoint a single entity as the lead applicant who must also act as fiscal agent. The fiscal agent will receive, manage, and disburse grant funds.

Pre-proposal Conference:

September 1, at 11:00 AM EST: NGA Webinar for Interested Applicants:
Industry Partnership NGA Bidders Webinar: https://zoom.us/j/93572138563?pwd=QUNETE1obEhYaUFxTWQveHc0VVNKZz09

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted by 4:00 PM on October 22, 2021.

Key Dates
- August 23, 2021: Application Period Opens
- September 1, at 11:00 AM EST: NGA Webinar for Interested Applicants:
- October 22, 2021 at 4:00 PM EST: Applications Due
- December, 2021: Notifications to Applicants
- January 1, 2022: Contract Start Date
- June 30, 2023: Contract End Date
- September 1, 2023: Final Program Report Due

Pennsylvania law requires private sector matching funding or at least 25 percent of the grant.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications must be submitted to RA-LI-PAWDB-IP@pa.gov resource account with the email subject: “Pennsylvania Industry Partnership Application”

Questions regarding the content of this NGA must be submitted in writing to RA-LI-PAWDB-IP@pa.gov.

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