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H-1B Technical Skills Training Grants

The H-1B Technical Skills Training Grant Program funds projects that provide training and related activities to workers to assist them in gaining the skills and competencies needed to obtain or upgrade employment in high-growth industries or economic sectors. Funds are used to provide job training and related activities to assist workers in gaining the skills and competencies needed to obtain or upgrade employment positions in high-growth industries and economic sectors.

H-1B Technical Skills Training Grants

    Solicitation for Grant Applications
  • Issue Date: May 2, 2011
    Closing Date: June 2, 2011 and November 17, 2011

    Full Announcement
  • Issue Date: May 12, 2011
    Closing Date: June 2, 2011 and November 17, 2011

    Amendment One

Information on grants awarded under this initiative is available here.

H-1B Jobs Accelerator and Innovation Challenge

    Information on grants awarded under this initiative is available here.

H1B Make It In America

    Information on grants awarded under this initiative is available here.

STEM Opportunities in the Workforce System Initiative

    In 2008, ETA awarded $10 million in grant funds through the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Opportunities in the Workforce System Initiative (STEM Initiative). These grants were awarded through a two-phased competitive process to primarily expand and align current and new STEM workforce education and training strategies, activities, and resources in One Stop Career Centers to promote, attract, and prepare disadvantaged youth and dislocated workers for STEM careers, while simultaneously enhancing the competitive position of local and regional employers. Click here to learn more.

Long-term Health Care Grants

    On June 26, 2007, the Department of Labor announced the award of $3 million in grants to six organizations to prepare workers for careers in long-term care. Click here to learn more.

Aging Worker Initiative

    The Aging Worker Initiative (AWI) seeks to expand the workforce investment system's understanding about how to best serve the older worker population and develop models to share with all local workforce investment areas. Click here to learn more.

High Growth Job Training Initiative

    The High Growth Job Training Initiative was an effort to prepare workers to take advantage of new and increasing job opportunities in high growth, high demand and economically vital sectors of the American economy. This initiative targeted worker training and career development resources toward helping workers gain the skills they need to build successful careers in these and other growing industries.

    Information on grants awarded under this initiative is available here.

    While ETA no longer maintains this page, archived information on the initiative is available here.

WIRED Initiative

    In 2005, the Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) initiative was created to integrate education, economic and workforce development activities to demonstrate that talent development can drive economic transformation in regional economies across the United States. With the conclusion of this multi-year initiative in 2011, the Employment and Training Administration has archived the WIRED content developed by the agency and the 39 grantees to permit continued access by practitioners in workforce development and economic development.  ETA, however, will no longer update the content found on these pages.

    These pages may be accessed at:

  • About WIRED
  • WIRED FAQs
  • WIRED Regions and Plans
  • WIRED Resource Library
  • WIRED Tools