Training Grants

Training grants are available through the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for preparing the American workforce for new and better jobs and ensuring the adequacy of America’s workplaces. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) supports the U.S. labor market by providing employment, labor market information, high quality job training and income maintenance services primarily through state and local workforce development systems.  Training grants are generally available to companies that are creating a specific number of jobs, investing in certain skills training and/or creating job growth or retaining jobs in certain geographic areas. The federal government and many state and local governments offer training grants and tax credits related to training or re-training.

On March 25, 2005, ETA announced Program Year 2005 state allotments for training grants totaling $4.2 billion for seven programs, including WIA Adults, Youth, and Dislocated Worker Activities, Employment Service, Reemployment Services, Workforce Information Grants, and Work Opportunity Tax Credit. See for Federal Register and TEGL publication information and for additional information on allotment formulas and data factors.

OSHA awards grants on a competitive basis through its Susan Harwood Training Grants Program. Training grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations to provide training and education programs or to develop training materials for employers and workers on the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of safety and health hazards in their workplaces. OSHA selects the safety and health topics and holds a national competition to award grants in two different categories:

  • Targeted Topic Training Category Grants
  • Training Materials Development Category Grants

U.S.G.G. grant writing workshops focus on the process for writing successful grant proposals – including proposals for training grants.  Beverly Santicola, President of U.S.G.G. has extensive experience in workforce development projects and knows the secrets to success in applying for training grants.

U.S.G.G. Grant Writing Courses are unique, unlike any other in the country.  Most college, university and association courses cover things such as the history of philanthropy, terminology, fundraising ethics, strategic planning, volunteers and staffing, planned giving, and facts and figures of who gives and why.  In contrast, U.S.G.G. Grant Writing Courses provide the “nuts and bolts” for putting together a successful grant proposal.  We focus more on how to write a good problem statement – the area in which most grant proposals fail – and how to have 90% of your grant proposal done before you begin. Specific ideas for wording the problem statement, goal statement, project objectives, and evaluation are provided. Students learn exactly how to write diversity statements, capability statements, and statements on how the project will affect social change. Methodologies for evaluating grant proposals, along with tools for budgeting, and increasing community collaboration are just a few of the “highly acclaimed” grant writing course contents.

For more information on training grants contact Beverly Santicola, President of U.S.G.G. at 866-843-3493.

  • Employment Grants
  • Training Grants
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Grants
  • Retraining Grants For Unemployed Or Underemployed Workers
  • Labor Union Grants
  • Job Counseling Grants

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