September 3, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration is currently reviewing grant applications under The Strengthening Community Colleges Training Grant (SCC). The goal of SCC funding is to enhance the capacity of community colleges to meet the needs of regional industry and local employers by developing hands-on training and career pathways while simultaneously providing greater opportunity for virtual learning due to recent COVID-related changes in higher education.

Community college grantees will be awarded funds in the amount of $1M-$2M to invest in education and career training programs. Consortiums of multiple community colleges and/or partners are eligible for up to $5M in funding. Although the SCC grant is a separate grant, the opportunity is similar in scope to the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program funding from 2012-2016 that over 400 community colleges benefited from nationwide. This additional funding could be an asset to any institution who wishes to continue career training or placement programs that were established through TAACCCT funding or could be allocated to new programmatic ventures dedicated to promoting student placement within in-demand regional career paths.

The Funding Opportunity Announcement requires the submission of a detailed evaluation plan to accompany program design. We have worked with many organizations during the grant writing process to refine program objectives and deliver robust evaluation plans that meet or exceed application requirements.

Applications for this opportunity are due on October 8th, 2020, so contact us soon if you are interested in working together!