Registered Apprenticeship and Other Training Grant

What is the aim of the Registered Apprenticeship and Other Training Grant?

To stimulate and assist industry in the development, expansion, and improvement of Registered Apprenticeship and other training programs designed to provide the skilled workers required by U.S. employers, ensure equal employment opportunities in Registered Apprenticeship and other training programs, and ensure the quality of all new and existing Registered Apprenticeship programs.

Who is Eligible to Apply for the Registered Apprenticeship and Other Training Grant?

Employers, a group of employers, or an association of employers, or individual employers with or without in each case the participation of a labor union. For grants: community based organizations, which may be faith based – see announcement of solicitation for grant applications.

How to Apply for the Registered Apprenticeship and Other Training Grant?

Prospective program sponsors must meet with an OA or SAA field representative, as appropriate, to develop a set of apprenticeship training program standards. These include the age and educational background of apprentices, and a schedule of the work processes and related theoretical instruction subjects to be covered during the training program. The program will be registered if it meets Federal requirements covering (a) the apprenticeability of the occupation(s) and (b) the suitability of the training standards for providing apprentices with sufficient knowledge to become skilled workers. 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 Internet website 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.

Where to Apply for the Registered Apprenticeship and Other Training Grant?

Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Regional or Local Office Persons are encouraged to communicate with the Regional Directors of the Office of Apprenticeship (OA), as appropriate.

The Regional Directors are the following:
Region I (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virgin Islands), Ms. Jill Houser, Boston Regional Director, USDOL/ETA/OA, JFK Federal Building, Room E 370, Boston, MA 02203
Telephone (617) 788-0177
FAX (617) 788-0304

Region II (Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia), Mr. Joseph T. Hersh, Philadelphia Regional Director, USDOL/ETA/OA, 170 S. Independence Mall West, Suite 820 East, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Telephone (215) 861-4830
FAX (215) 861-4833

Region III (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee), Mr. Garfield G. Garner, Jr., Atlanta Regional Director, USDOL/ETA/OA, 61 Forsyth Street, SW, Room 6T71, Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone (404) 302-5478
FAX (404) 302-5479
E-mail: garner.

Region IV (Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming), Mr. Steven D. Opitz, Dallas Regional Director, USDOL/ETA/OA, Federal Building, Room 303, 525 S. Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202
Telephone (972) 850-4681
FAX (972) 850-4688

Region V (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Wisconsin), Mr. Dean Guido, Chicago Regional Director, USDOL/ETA/OA, 230 South Dearborn Street, Room 656, Chicago, IL 60604, Telephone (312) 596-5500
FAX (312) 596-5501

Region VI (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington), Mr. Michael W. Longeuay, San Francisco Regional Director, USDOL/ETA/OA, 90 Seventh St., Suite 17-100, San Francisco, CA 94103
Telephone (415) 625-2230
FAX (415) 625-2235

Headquarters Office
Donald E. Palmer, Jr., USDOL/ETA/OA, Room N-5311, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20210
Phone: (202) 693-3812
Fax: (202) 693-3799
Web Site Address:

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