High School Registered Apprenticeship Funding Opportunities

Iowa Registered Apprenticeship Act - 15B

FUNDING AMOUNT

The amount of training grants available is based on the statutory formula established under Iowa Code Chapter 15B
based upon “contact hours.” Contact hours are determined based on an applicant’s combined total of Registered
Apprentices and related technical instruction (RTI) hours for the most recent training year. The training grant is based on
the applicant’s proportionate share of the statewide total of all contact hours.

HOW TO APPLY

The annual application period is from Jan 1 – Feb 1 and will be accepted from any Iowa-registered DOL/OA sponsor or
lead sponsor for the previous training year (Jan-Dec). Application can be made online:
https://www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/Business/apprenticeship

FUNDING AVAILABILITY

Available annually to any Iowa-registered DOL/OA sponsor or lead sponsor.

MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE

Visit https://www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/Business/apprenticeship or email kyle.whitaker@iowaeda.com

Future Ready Iowa Registered Apprenticeship Development Fund - 15C

FUNDING AMOUNT 

Applicants are eligible to receive up to $25,000 per eligible high-demand occupation applied for. Applicants can apply for  more than one eligible occupation; grant awards for applicants receiving more than one grant will be capped at $50,000. 

HOW TO APPLY 

Annual application period is from Jan 1 – Feb 1 and will be accepted from any Iowa-registered DOL/OA sponsor who has  established a Registered Apprenticeship in a new high demand occupation in the previous training year (Jan-Dec).  Application can be made online at: https://www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/Business/apprenticeship 

FUNDING AVAILABILITY 

Available annually to any Iowa-registered DOL/OA sponsor or lead sponsor who has established a new Registered  Apprenticeship in a high-demand occupation. 

MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE 

Visit https://www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/Business/apprenticeship or email kyle.whitaker@iowaeda.com

Registered Apprenticeship State Expansion Grant (ASE) 

FUNDING AMOUNT 

If the high school is registered through the work of Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) on the creation of a program, the  apprentice will receive $100 for approved supportive services.  

HOW TO APPLY 

The high school would need to contact IWD's Registered Apprenticeship Program Coordinator to start the registration  process.  

FUNDING AVAILABILITY 

Funding expires June 30, 2022. 

MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE 

Visit www.EarnAndLearnIowa.gov or email amy.beller@iwd.iowa.gov 

State Expansion Grant 2020 

FUNDING AMOUNT 

$1,500 per Registered Apprentice in the sector of healthcare, agriculture, or an industry or apprentice affected by COVID.  

HOW TO APPLY 

Submit an application at: https://www.earnandlearniowa.gov/business-incentive-application-form 

FUNDING AVAILABILITY 

Funding expires on June 30, 2023. 

MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE 

Visit www.EarnAndLearnIowa.gov or email amy.beller@iwd.iowa.gov 

Coronavirus Relief Registered Apprenticeship Incentive Fund  

FUNDING AMOUNT 

$50,000 

HOW TO APPLY 

Submit an application through www.IowaGrants.gov. Visit this page for application materials: https://www.futurereadyiowa.gov/registered-apprenticeship-grants 

FUNDING AVAILABILITY 

Funding expires on December 31, 2020. Applications are due by October 12, 2020. 

MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE 

https://www.futurereadyiowa.gov/registered-apprenticeship-grants

State Expansion Grant (SAE) 

FUNDING AMOUNT 

Competitive grant funding awarded from 2017-2020 for $15,000 per high school. 

HOW TO APPLY 

Application period already expired. 

FUNDING AVAILABILITY 

Funding expires October 31, 2020. 

MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE 

Visit www.EarnAndLearnIowa.gov or email amy.beller@iwd.iowa.gov 

WIOA Title I Youth Program 

FUNDING AMOUNT 

Funds are determined and associated to eligible participants. Each Local Workforce Development Area (LWDA) has established funding limits regarding the amount and duration of services to a participant unique to their LWDA. 

HOW TO APPLY 

Participants can apply at any time by contacting their local IowaWORKS Center. IowaWORKS Center locations can be found online at: https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/contact 

FUNDING AVAILABILITY 

Funds for youth services are allocated to states and local areas by the United States Department of Labor annually. 

MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE 

Visit https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/services-youth-and-young-adults or email youthservices@iwd.iowa.gov

Urban Institute’s Youth Apprenticeships Intermediary Project 

FUNDING AMOUNT 

Employers may be eligible for an incentive of $1,000 per Registered Apprentice enrolled in the program.  

HOW TO APPLY 

This funding is available to incentivize the creation of Registered Apprenticeship Programs. If you are interested  in starting a registered apprenticeship program at your company or school, please reach out to the Urban Institute  to learn more. 

FUNDING AVAILABILITY 

Funding expires June 24, 2021. 

MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE 

Email Zach Boren at zboren@urban.org or Bhavani Arabandi at barabandi@urban.org Visit https://www.urban.org/policy-centers/center-labor-human-services-and-population/projects/youth apprenticeship-intermediary-project

Additional Federal Funding Opportunities 

To find out additional federal funding opportunities, please visit:  https://www.apprenticeship.gov/active-grants-and-contracts

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