Issue Brief 16-22
April 27, 2016

On April 21, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) published Training and Employment Guidance Letter 19-15, announcing the availability of $9.5 million in ApprenticeshipUSA Accelerator grants. These non-competitive grants are available immediately to any state or territory that commits to furthering plans for expanding registered apprenticeships. ETA encourages states to apply by April 30, 2016, but the official deadline is May 15, 2016. The grants are provided in advance of $51.5 million in ApprenticeshipUSA competitive grants that ETA plans to distribute later this year.

This Issue Brief provides further detail, and a timeline of key dates for both grant programs.