Community Based Job Training Grants

What is the aim of the Community Based Job Training Grants?

Workers must have the skills needed to secure good jobs and pursue careers in high-growth, high-demand industries. Community colleges are important training providers for workers needing to develop, retool, refine, and broaden their skills in high-growth, high-demand occupations because of their close connection to local labor markets.

In the FY10 budget, the Career Pathway Innovation Fund was announced, replacing the Community Based Job Training Grant program. This competitive grant program builds on the Community Based Job Training Grants, strengthening the role of community colleges in promoting the U.S. workforce’s full potential, and focuses on career pathway programs at community colleges to help individuals of varying skill levels enter and pursue rewarding careers in high-demand and emerging industries. Career Pathways Innovation Fund Grants are awarded through a competitive process to support workforce training for workers to prepare them for careers in high-growth industries through the national system of community and technical colleges.

Who is Eligible to Apply for the Community Based Job Training Grants?

Eligible applicants could include community and technical colleges, consortia of community colleges, and two-year colleges that have been designated as Hispanic-Serving Institutions or Historically Black Colleges. Please refer to the Solicitation for Grant Application for specific eligibility.

How and Where to Apply for the Community Based Job Training Grants?

Grants for projects are awarded on a competitive basis, announced in Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGAs) in the Federal Register and also on ETA’s Web site at To compete for a grant, organizations develop a proposal and budget that demonstrate how the organization will provide services to a targeted population. The SGA provides all of the necessary information for applying for Federal assistance.

How much is the Range and Average of Community Based Job Training Grants?

Grants typically range from $500,000 to $2 million dollars per award.

For more information on the Community Based Job Training Grants, contact:

Headquarters Office
Thomas Hooper 200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room N-4643, Washington, District of Columbia 20210
Phone: 202-693-3865
Fax: 202-693-3890
Web Site Address:

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