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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Indian and Native American Program - Employment and Training Grants

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 17.265
Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
May 18, 2018

Marc Purvis


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.

  1. Comprehensive services program for adults
  2. 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
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

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.

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through Application instructions may be found on the related documents tab.

Applications may be submitted online through or mailed to:

U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Office of Grants Management
Attention: Jimmie Curtis, Grant Officer
Reference FOA-ETA-18-05
200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N4716
Washington, DC 20210

A courier/hand delivery address is also provided in the application instructions.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Employment and unemployment · Health workforce · Health workforce education and training · Self-sufficiency

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