Grants to be awarded for partnerships between local schools and businesses


CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A $2.5 million grant is available for partnerships between local schools and employers if they meet certain requirements.

Here is how an organization is eligible:

  • Registered with the Ministry of Labor and Industry as a pre-apprenticeship program.
  • An established link to a registered apprenticeship program and work on pre-apprenticeship registration.
  • Who will have full responsibility for the administration and operation of the program.
  • The sponsor of the application must be associated with at least one school in a school district, charter school, regional charter school, cyber charter school, intermediate unit, or vocational and technical school.

Each project can raise a maximum of $250,000. Grants will be awarded and funded based on the availability of funds.

Proposals must establish learning opportunities for students and must focus on coordination through group work and have resources for those who are on the path to continued employment and career growth enabling to support their families.

“Once again, this is a great opportunity for our schools and employers to build bridges between the classroom and careers, which is essential for the economic development of our region,” said the State Representative. Frank Burns (D Cambria). “My office has helped secure millions of dollars in grants for these types of workforce development programs, and I’m here to encourage eligible organizations to apply.”

Proposals will be accepted until after 4 p.m. on March 15 with contracts beginning July 1 and due to be completed by December 31, 2024.

For more information, visit the PA Department of Labor and Industry website.

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