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Youth Apprenticeship Grant Information

2024-2026 Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship Grant Program Announcement (GPA)

The application period for the 2024-2026 Youth Apprenticeship Grants is now OPEN.

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 Grant Program Announcement (GPA) is available to consortia which will implement and coordinate a YA program. Consortia may consist of:


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.

2024-2026 Youth Apprenticeship GPA Application Materials

All grant applications will now be submitted through the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards Electronic Registration System (cBASERS). 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:

Youth Apprenticeship Staff:
Craig Henrickson, (608) 733-3880
Tommie Myles, (608) 733-3856
Amy Phillips, (608) 733-3914
Colton Waters, (608) 405-4203

2024-2026 Grant Program Announcement (GPA) Applicants Webinar

Here is the link to the 2024-2026 GPA Applicants Webinar. This webinar explains the grant application and highlights changes from the previous year.