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State Apprenticeship Expansion Grant - Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program (MATP)

US Department of Labor (USDOL) Award:
In June 2019, MD Department of Labor (MD Labor) received a State Apprenticeship Expansion Grant award of $2,854,797.39 from the USDOL for a three-year grant period, July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022. The goal of Maryland’s State Apprenticeship Expansion Grant is to expand Registered Apprenticeship and grow capacity by (1) increasing staffing and infrastructure; (2) strategically conducting outreach and education with stakeholders, including the business community and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Partners; and (3) advancing innovative practices. MD Labor is leveraging this grant money to support multiple initiatives, including two funding opportunities - the Apprenticeship Innovation Fund 2.0 (AIF 2.0) and the Related Instruction Reimbursement Program. MD Labor is now accepting proposals for these grant funds to support Registered Apprenticeship Programs across the State.

PI 2020-02, State Apprenticeship Expansion Grant 

AIF 2.0:
Due to the success of the AIF model, MD Labor is allocating $1.75 million of its State Apprenticeship Expansion Grant to this new fund, which allows for larger award opportunities. The AIF 2.0 is a competitive grant program that awards up to $250,000 to a minimum of seven separate entities to develop and scale larger Registered Apprenticeship programs. The AIF 2.0 provides funds to seed the implementation of new and promising ideas, adapt proven strategies at the systems or service delivery level, and expand the reach of Registered Apprenticeship programs in Maryland.

Exhibit D – Competitive Grant Proposal – AIF 2.0 (Word)
Exhibit D – Competitive Grant Proposal – Attachment A – Narrative Proposal (Word)
Exhibit D – Competitive Grant Proposal – Attachment B – Budget Proposal (Excel)

Apprenticeship Innovation Fund (AIF) 2.0 webinar

Apprenticeship Innovation Fund (AIF) 2.0 PowerPoint

Reimbursement Fund:
MD Labor is allocating $699,226.39 of its State Apprenticeship Expansion Grant to the Related Instruction Reimbursement Program. This program is available to Registered Apprenticeship sponsors or participating/signatory employers with a Registered Apprenticeship sponsor to cover the actual cost of Related Instruction, up to $3,000 per new Registered Apprentice in their first year of a Registered Apprenticeship. These funds are also accessible for Youth and/or School-to-Apprentices to utilize as a supportive service to pay any actual costs associated with becoming a Registered Apprentice.

Exhibit A – Related Instruction Reimbursement Program Application

For additional information, contact:
Jeffrey Smith, Targeted Populations Grant Program Manager
Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning
Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Room 209
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-0227
Fax: 410-333-5162