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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 6, 2022

Marc Purvis


This opportunity provides grants to support employment and training activities for 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 as defined at 20 CFR 684.130
  • State-recognized tribal organizations
  • Tribal colleges and universities
  • Consortia of eligible entities
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $6,500,000 per year
Award floor: $15,000 per year
Project period: Up to 4 years
Estimated number of awards: 167
Estimated total program funding: Approximately $57,000,000 is set aside for Comprehensive Service Program (adult) activities, and $14,000,000 is available for Supplemental Youth Services that will be awarded to those grant recipients that serve tribal, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian youth living on or near reservations and in Oklahoma, Alaska, and Hawaii.

Application process

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

Organizations (2)

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