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Friday Federal Funding Opportunities

Forecasted Opportunities

Workforce Pathways for Youth

Department of Labor (DOL)

Employment and Training Administration (ETA)


Estimated Post Date: Mar 21, 2023

Award Ceiling: $2,000,000

Expected Number of Awards: 7

The applicant must be a national OST non-profit (501(c)(3)) organization, as required by Congress, that proposes to serve youth from rural communities that have been historically underserved and marginalized. This includes, Black, Latino, and Indigenous and Native American persons, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other persons of color; members of religious minorities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) persons; persons with disabilities; and persons otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality;  in addition to youth with barriers to employment including, but not limited to, foster youth, parenting youth, homeless youth, and youth with justice system involvement.

For purposes of this FOA, a national organization is defined as an organization that has affiliates operating in at least three states. Note that while the organization must be a national OST organization, the applicant has the option to select the geographic scope (statewide or multi-state; please refer to section 1.I.B: Program Authority, Geographic Scope) in which it chooses to operate this grant. An OST organization is a non-profit that operates a supervised program that young people regularly attend when school is not in session.  This can include before- and after- school programs on a school campus or at facilities located outside of a school campus such as academic programs (e.g., reading or math focused programs), specialty programs (e.g., sports teams, STEM, arts enrichment), and multipurpose programs that provide an array of activities. Applicants, based on Employer Identification Numbers, which received funding from the FY 2021 Workforce Pathways for Youth grant [FOA-ETA-22-07] are not eligible to participate in this competition and their applications will be considered non-responsive.

Workforce Opportunities for Rural Communities (WORC)

Department of Labor (DOL)

Employment and Training Administration (ETA)


Round 5: A Grant Initiative for the Appalachian, Delta, and Northern Border Regions

Estimated Post Date: Mar 07, 2023

Estimated Due Date: Jun 05, 2023 

Award Ceiling: $1,500,000

Expected Number of Awards: 35

The WORC Initiative provides grant funds to enable impacted communities to develop local and regional workforce development solutions aligned with existing economic development strategies and community partnerships to promote new, sustainable job opportunities and long-term economic vitality.  Questions regarding this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

DOL Building Pathways to Infrastructure Jobs Grant Program

Department of Labor (DOL)

Employment and Training Administration (ETA)


Estimated Post Date: Feb 22, 2023

Estimated Due Date: Apr 23, 2023

Award Ceiling: $5,000,000

Expected Number of Awards: 25

The purpose of the DOL Building Pathways to Infrastructure Jobs Grant Program is to fund public-private partnerships to develop, strengthen, and scale promising and evidence-based training models in H-1B industries and occupations critical to meeting the goals of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and to maximize the impact of these investments. The United States (U.S.) will need a proficient workforce to fill the good-paying jobs created by this historic investment, and this grant program will train job seekers in advanced manufacturing; information technology; and professional, scientific, and technical services occupations that support renewable energy, transportation, and broadband infrastructure sectors.

The DOL Building Pathways to Infrastructure Jobs Grant Program represents a down payment for the future skilled workforce needs that are being developed through the BIL investments by investing in the development and expansion of the workforce partnerships that will be needed to build equitable pathways to good infrastructure jobs.The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Grant Program serves dual purposes by implementing and scaling worker-centered sector strategies to support the workforce necessary for successful implementation of the BIL. Applicants must choose one of the following tracks for this grant program: 1) Development Track: Developing and Implementing Local/Regional Worker-Centered Sector Strategy Programs; or 2) Scaling Track: Scaling Effective Worker-Centered Sector Strategy Programs. The goal of the Development Track is to use promising training models to invest in and establish local/regional partnerships that will implement sector-based training programs across one or multiple infrastructure-related sectors. This track will support equitable participation and growth of worker-centered sector-based training programs,  particularly those serving rural and smaller communities and historically marginalized, underrepresented, and underserved populations. The goal of the Scaling Track is to scale an existing training model to the statewide or national level, that has shown demonstrated success in one infrastructure-related sector. This track will invest in statewide and national partnerships that will set the stage to enable support and growth in evidence-based worker-centered sector strategies.

Both tracks require public-private partnerships to develop workforce training programs which incorporate the following core principles into their grant project design to ensure equitable access to quality jobs: 1) strategies for ensuring diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility; 2) career pathways that lead to middle- to high-skilled employment; and 3) worker-centered sector strategies. To embed strong worker voice into these grant projects, applicants should engage workers during the initial grant proposal development phase to ensure that worker needs and priorities and job quality are incorporated into the project design.

FDA Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (R13 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Health and Human Services (HHS)

The Food and Drug Agency (FDA)


Estimated Due Date: Apr 12, 2023  

Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,000,000

Expected Number of Awards: 30

The purpose of the FDA (R13) Scientific Conference Grant Program is to facilitate the provision of federal financial assistance in support of high-quality conferences and scientific meetings designed to research and investigate a topic clearly aligned with the FDA mission. The FDA recognizes the value of supporting high quality conferences and scientific meetings relevant to its mission and to the public health. A conference or scientific meeting is defined as a symposium, seminar, workshop, or any formal meeting, whether conducted face-to-face or virtually to exchange information and explore a defined subject, issue, or area of concern impacting the public's health within the scope of the FDA's mission. Permission to submit a conference grant application does not assure funding or funding at the level requested. FDA will not issue a conference grant award unless it can be issued before the conference start date. 


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