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Registered Apprenticeship Funding Opportunities

Iowa Health Careers Registered Apprenticeship Program

What is the Iowa Health Careers Registered Apprenticeship Program? 

The Iowa Health Careers Registered Apprenticeship Program is a new grant opportunity aimed at addressing the workforce needs of the health care sector. The program was created due to the increasing demand for Iowa to recruit and retain a robust healthcare workforce. Program funding will help jumpstart a high school-based registered apprenticeship program (either new or existing) that accelerates the pathway into the health care field.  

The grant will award successful applicant communities who display a commitment to establishing apprenticeship programs based on earn and learn models. Awarded funds can be used to acquire equipment, training materials, and other necessary tools to implement innovative models of care delivery (Awardees will receive supplemental assistance from the State of Iowa to acquire simulation software and hardware to further enhance apprentices’ educational and practical experience, and readiness for the field). 

Awardees Announced - June 28, 2022

Governor Kim Reynolds has announced the 2022 awardees for the Iowa Health Careers Registered Apprenticeship Grant. 8 school districts have been awarded, with 22 total districts participating. In total, those receiving funding will support an estimated 450 apprentices in the health care sector.

Teacher & Paraeducator Registered Apprenticeship (TPRA)

What is the Teacher & Paraeducator Registered Apprenticeship Program?

The Teacher & Paraeducator Registered Apprenticeship Program is a new grant opportunity that provides additional opportunities for current high school students and adult paraeducators to earn credentials all while learning and working in the classroom. 

Current high school students will be able to earn a paraeducator certificate and associates degree, and paraeducators will be able earn their bachelor's degree. The program will begin in the 2022-2023 school year.  

Awardees Announced - June 9, 2022

Governor Reynolds has announced the awardees for the 2022 Teacher & Paraeducator Registered Apprenticeship Program grant. 19 districts were awarded with a total of $45.6 million (note: several awarded districts have multiple partnered districts listed).

Funding Information

The Iowa Department of Education (DOE) and Iowa Workforce Development Agency (IWD) will use American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to create the model program which will train and educate current high school students and paraeducators for the next step in their teaching careers while they learn, work, and get paid in Iowa schools. 

Covered Costs

Paraeducator program tuition and full salary for students working as an aide and 50% of salary when working for the district as a classroom aide after graduation and completing coursework (Maximum $40,500 per participant)

Teacher preparation program tuition and 50% of salary while working for the district as a paraeducator and completing coursework (Maximum $47,000 per participant) In order to be eligible for grant funds in the teacher track, a candidate must be a certified paraeducator or have an Associate's degree or Bachelor's degree.

 

Adding of New District If an awarded Sponsor district that is part of a larger consortium chooses to request an additional Partner district(s) to join their established consortium after the initial award, the additional district(s) and/or apprentice(s) will have no effect on the total awarded amount.

The additional district(s) wishing to join an established consortium must submit a letter of request to the Sponsor district formally requesting to become a Partner district under the consortium.  If the Sponsor district chooses to add the district(s) to the consortium, the Sponsor district must submit a formal letter of support to Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) requesting to add the additional district(s) as a formal Partner district under the awarded consortium.

The requested Partner district(s) must have an MOU agreement with a higher education partner (RTI) included with their request that is an established RTI provider within the consortium.  No new RTI providers will be eligible to be added to the consortium based on the additional district(s).  The MOU agreement must contain the same requirements as stated in the contract agreement between IWD and the Sponsor district. 
 

 

More Information

Guidance: Iowa Workforce Development and the Iowa Department of Education (IDE) will host a webinar for awardees to discuss next steps. 

For more information, contact us at RegisteredApprenticeship@iwd.iowa.gov or use our contact form.

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TPRA Welcome Webinar 

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TPRA Welcome Webinar Slide Deck

 

 

TRPA Webinar I - Fiscal Agents and Contracts Video

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Iowa Registered Apprenticeship Act - 15B

What is the Iowa Registered Apprenticeship Act (15B?)

The Iowa Apprenticeship Act (15B) provides annual funding to support training or ongoing costs within any active Iowa Registered Apprenticeship program. Funding available under this grant is based on the applicant’s proportionate share of the statewide total of qualified registered apprentices participating in a qualified registered apprenticeship program. A qualified apprenticeship program must be registered with the DOL/OA and the program must provide a minimum of 100 in-person contact hours to qualify for funding. 

FUNDING STATUS AND 2022 AWARDEES

The application period for 15B funding is currently closed. Typically, the application period will open on January 1 of each year and is open to any Iowa-registered DOL/OA sponsor or lead sponsor for the previous training year (Jan-Dec). 

The 2022 15B Awardees have been finalized. 57 recipients received 15B funding for 2022.

Awardees: View the 2022 15B awardees here
Press Release: 
Iowa Workforce Development Awards Over $3.6 Million to Grow and Expand Registered Apprenticeship Programs Across Iowa

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, contact us at RegisteredApprenticeship@iwd.iowa.gov or use our contact form.

  • Registered Apprenticeship Funding Programs FAQ
  • Registered Apprenticeship 15B Development Fund
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  • Apprenticeship 15B Manual
  • Registered Apprenticeship 15C Development Fund
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Iowa Registered Apprenticeship Development Fund - 15C

What is the Iowa Registered Apprenticeship Development Fund (15C?)

The Iowa Apprenticeship Act (15C) provides annual funding to support the growth of new Registered Apprenticeship programs, particularly programs that feature high-demand occupations. These competitive grants are available annually for RA programs that create a new program with an eligible high-demand occupation or add an eligible high-demand occupation to their existing program.

FUNDING STATUS AND 2022 AWARDEES

The application period for 15C funding is currently closed. Typically, the application period will open on January 1 of each year and is open to 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).

The 2022 15C Awardees have been finalized. 31 recipients received 15C funding for 2022.

Awardees: View the 2022 15C Awardees here
Press Release: 
Iowa Workforce Development Awards Over $3.6 Million to Grow and Expand Registered Apprenticeship Programs Across Iowa

MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE 

For more information, contact us at RegisteredApprenticeship@iwd.iowa.gov or use our contact form.

 

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 

For more information, contact us at RegisteredApprenticeship@iwd.iowa.gov or use our contact form.

 

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 

For more information, contact us at RegisteredApprenticeship@iwd.iowa.gov or use our contact form.

 

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

 

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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