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Funding Opportunities

Review Current & Archived Funding Opportunities Including Additional Resources

New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) Teacher Residency Program (TRP) Request for Applications (RFA)

Date of Release: October 24, 2022

Proposal Due Date: January 27, 2023

TRP Applicant Workshop

Date: November 17, 2022 from 10:00-12:00

An applicant workshop recording can be found here.

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The purpose of this New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) Teacher Residency Program (TRP) Request for Applications (RFA) is to partially or fully fund master’s degree or teacher certification programs for graduate-level K-12 teacher candidates who complete a two-year residency program within a public New York State (NYS) school district or Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) program.  Funded programs would involve the State University of New York (SUNY), the City University of New York (CUNY), and/or NYS private colleges and universities partnering with public school districts/BOCES.

For the purposes of this RFA, a teacher residency program is a structured, school district or BOCES-supervised learning experience for a candidate in a teacher education program, designed and implemented through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), or similar collaborative agreement, between an institution of higher education (IHE) and an educational setting.  Under this MOU/collaborative agreement, the partners design the residency to provide candidates with instructional experiences connected to program learning goals and school district/BOCES priorities and develop shared expectations for the candidate’s gradual assumption of responsibilities in their placement in the subject area of the master’s degree sought. Candidates complete academic coursework during the residency and practice under the direct supervision of a certified school district/BOCES-based teacher.

NYSDOL Consolidated Funding Application Workforce Development Initiatives (CFA WDI) Round 3

CFA WDI Awardees

Apprenticeship Expansion Grant (AEG-3) Request for Applications (RFA)

Date of Release – July 20, 2022

Business Eligible? – Yes

Proposal Due Date – December 30, 2022

The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) is making up to $2.55M in funding available under the Apprenticeship Expansion Grant (AEG-3) Request for Applications (RFA). The purpose of this RFA is to expand New York State (NYS) Registered Apprenticeship (RA) training by increasing employment opportunities for approximately 170 apprentices, with a focus on underrepresented populations. These apprentices will enter trades in high-demand occupations, with a focus on the emerging fields of Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare, Hospitality, and Information Technology, as well as other in-demand occupations. Please note that this solicitation focuses on promoting the expansion of NYS RAs and as such, RAs in the field of Construction are not eligible for funding under this RFA unless the trade is to be used for the upkeep and maintenance of a facility owned by the business entity employing the apprentice, such as plant maintenance trades.

AEG Awardees

Reimagine Workforce Preparation (RWP) Request for Applications (RFA)

Date of Release – June 15, 2022

Business Eligible? – Yes

Proposal Due Date – December 30, 2022

The purpose of this Reimagine Workforce Preparation (RWP) Request for Application (RFA) is to secure the services of eligible organizations that can assist the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) in creating or expanding short-term education and training opportunities that help participants return to work, become entrepreneurs, or expand their small businesses

For the purposes of this RFA, short-term educational program means a program that provides not less than 150, and not more than 600, clock hours of instructional time per participant over a period of not less than 8 weeks and not more than 15 weeks.

  • If a program intends to train for the maximum of 600 hours, the program must be 40 hours per week and can be no longer than 15 calendar weeks. 
  • Short-term programs lead to certificates, badges, micro-credentials, licenses, and other workplace-relevant credentials; respond to the needs of businesses; and create opportunities for individuals to more rapidly prepare for, and over time adapt to, changing workplace needs.

These activities will assist businesses in addressing an insufficient supply of qualified workers in the wake of a pandemic, the likes of which our country has never seen, and will prepare workers with the occupational skills and credentials that businesses so desperately need.  This cross-collaboration between businesses, workforce development entities, and job seekers will create a local talent pool with relevant occupational skills for in-demand occupations and provide a reliable talent pipeline to businesses during these unprecedented times.

Archived Funding Opportunities

Apprenticeship Expansion Grant

Date of Release: June 18, 2019

Business Eligible? Yes

Proposal Due Date: July 1, 2022

 

The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) is making up to $2,000,000 in funding available under the Apprenticeship Expansion Grant (AEG-2) Request for Applications (RFA). The purpose of this RFA is to expand Registered Apprenticeship (RA) training by increasing employment opportunities for approximately 800 apprentices with a focus on underrepresented populations. These apprentices will enter into trades in high-demand occupations, with a focus on the emerging fields of Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare, and Information Technology, as well as other in-demand occupations. This funding will cover costs associated with the provision of training apprentices through RA, such as Related Instruction (RI), On-the-Job Training (OJT), books, and tools.

Please note – attachments listed within Section IX of the RFA can be found under Upload Properties when completing your application in Grants Gateway. 

 

Apprenticeship State Expansion (ASE) – Registered Apprenticeship Group Programs

Date of Release: July 27, 2021

Business Eligible? Yes

Proposal Due Date: June 30, 2022, 4:00 PM ET

 

The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) is making up to $2.75 million in funding available under the Apprenticeship State Expansion (ASE-1) – Registered Apprenticeship Group Programs Request for Applications (RFA).  The purpose of the RFA is to: (1) support and encourage Registered Apprenticeship (RA) Group Programs to increase the number of registered apprentices by 550 in apprenticeable occupations throughout New York State (NYS); (2) engage and develop additional RA Group Programs; and (3) expand and diversify RA Program models through the creation of new Group Programs in high growth and nontraditional trades designed to meet the 21st Century needs of businesses.  NYSDOL is particularly interested in expanding RA Group Programs in priority industries including, but not limited to, Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare, Information Technology, Hospitality, Film, Transportation and Logistics, sewing/textiles, and others.  Apprentices in the field of construction are not eligible for funding under this RFA unless the trade is to be used for the upkeep and maintenance of a facility owned by the business entity employing the apprentice, such as plant maintenance trades.

Please note – attachments listed within Section VII of the RFA can be found under Upload Properties when completing your application in Grants Gateway.

 

NYSDOL Consolidated Funding Application Workforce Development Initiatives (CFA WDI) Round 2

Date of Release: July 28, 2021

Business Eligible? Yes

Proposal Due Date: 4:00 p.m. ET on April 15, 2022 

Please note: The CFA Portal will close for Round 2 applications on April 15, 2022. If you have an application in process and have not submitted by this date, your current application will not be saved and you will need to start a brand new application when the CFA Portal reopens on May 4, 2022 for CFA WDI Round 3. 

 

Excluded Worker Fund Outreach and Assistance Grant 

Date of Release: May 27, 2021

Business Eligible? Yes

Proposal Due Date: June 25, 2021

 

In April 2021, former Governor Cuomo signed the State Fiscal Year 2021-2022 New York State (NYS) budget.  Included in the budget is $2.1 billion in state funding for a new initiative entitled The Excluded Worker Fund (EWF).  This fund will offer relief to workers who have suffered income loss due to COVID but who are ineligible for Unemployment Insurance or related federal benefits.  The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) will be responsible for administering the program and distributing EWF benefits.

NYS is seeking qualified Not-For-Profit (NFP) organizations to serve as trusted messengers and helpers within communities with high concentrations of excluded workers.  The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) is making up to $10,000,000 in funding available under Excluded Worker Fund Outreach and Assistance Grant (EWF-OAG) Request for Qualifications (RFQ).  In addition to outreach and direct assistance, NFPs may also provide additional services to community members who are not eligible to receive Excluded Worker funds, or ancillary services (e.g., financial literacy counseling) necessary to assist participants who receive funds.

 

NYSDOL CFA Workforce Development Initiatives

Date of Release: May 8, 2019

Business Eligible? Yes

Proposal Due Date: 

  1. Phase One – April 30, 2020
  2. Phase Two – May 29, 2020

NYSDOL CFA Workforce Development Initiatives includes the Request for Applications (RFAs) provided above. Particularly, note the Grants Gateway System requirements, and submissions through the CFA portal written in the RFAs to ensure timely submission of the proposals.

Under the CFA WDI, the application process will take place in two (2) phases. During Phase One, interested Applicants will submit a general project plan to the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) in their region, which will be reviewed by the REDC Workforce Development Committee. The REDC Workforce Development committee will make recommendations to the REDC’s Executive Committee, who will decide which applications advance to Phase Two. Additional information about the WDI process and the Phase One application is available at Workforce Development Initiative.

Note, during WDI Phase One, only the project plan questions will be available in the CFA portal. This does not include the Minimum Threshold Requirement, Program Design, and Budget questions specific to the New York State Department of Labor’s (NYSDOL) Requests for Application (RFA).

Applicants that advance to Phase Two will be notified by the Office of Workforce Development and granted access to the appropriate WDI program questions to complete and submit. These Phase Two questions address the specific requirements of all RFAs for which the applicant is eligible to apply, including NYSDOL’s EET, NHT and UWT programs.

For further information regarding Phases One and Two of the Workforce Development Initiative Process, refer to Workforce Development Initiative Process.

 

For information about more past funding opportunities, please email us at [email protected] with your request.