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The application period for Youth Apprenticeship Local Grants for the 2023-2024 school year is now CLOSED.
The purpose of the grant is to sustain and expand the statewide youth apprenticeship program. All local partnerships must be approved by the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) to operate a Youth Apprenticeship Program.
Funding under this RFP is available to local consortiums, which mutually implement and coordinate a YA program via a local consortium steering committee. Local consortiums are defined as:
Grant requests are limited to $1,100 per youth apprentice served, and grantees must serve at least 25 students to be eligible. All grant awards are contingent upon the availability of state funds. The grant application materials are available for review below.
2023-2024 Local Youth Apprenticeship RFP Application Materials
All grant applications will now be submitted through the Youth Online Data Application (YODA). For information on how to access the system, View the instructional document.
If you have questions about the youth apprenticeship program or desire technical assistance in planning a new program, please contact:
2023-2024 Request for Proposal (RFP) Bidders Webinar
Here is the link to the 2023-2024 RFP Bidders Webinar. This webinar explains the grant application and highlights changes from the previous year.