Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Indian and Native American Program - Employment and Training Grants
This opportunity provides grants to support employment and training activities for Indians and Native Americans in the areas of healthcare, manufacturing, IT, energy, and other industries. Funds should be used to assist eligible participants with employment, financial assistance for education and training, and other supportive services necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Funding will be awarded in two different categories.
- Comprehensive services program for adults
- Supplemental youth services
Eligible applicants include:
- Federally recognized tribes
- Tribal organizations
- Alaska Native-controlled organizations
- Native Hawaiian-controlled organizations
- Indian-controlled organizations serving Native Americans
- State-recognized tribal organizations
- Consortia of eligible entities
The Department of Labor intends to fund 176 grants. Funding amounts vary depending on the number of Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians who are unemployed and/or living in poverty in a geographic service area. Approximately $49,000,000 is set aside for Comprehensive Service Program (adult) activities, and $13,000,000 is available for Supplemental Youth Services that will be awarded to those grant recipients that serve Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian youth living on or near Indian reservations and in Oklahoma, Alaska, and Hawaii.
The project period is 4 years.
Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through grants.gov. Application instructions may be found on the related documents tab.
Applications may be submitted online through grants.gov or mailed to:
U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Office of Grants Management
Attention: Jimmie Curtis, Grant Officer
200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N4716
Washington, DC 20210
A courier/hand delivery address is also provided in the application instructions.
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.