U.S. Department of Labor Announces $80 Million Available for Training Transit Maintenance Workers and Mechanics

Published on: April 21, 2023

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the availability of $80 million through the Building Pathways to Infrastructure Jobs Grant Program, which supports workforce training programs in manufacturing, information technology, transportation and other sectors. Transit agencies are encouraged to apply for this funding to train transit maintenance workers and mechanics.

The grants will enable organizations to provide learning opportunities for several occupations, including those involved in the design, construction, modernization, and maintenance of the nation’s infrastructure. Nonprofits, labor organizations, public and state institutions of higher education, economic and workforce entities, and state, county and local governments may apply for grants ranging from $500,000 to $5 million. Unions, community-based organizations, community colleges, and workforce boards that help transit agencies recruit and train workers are also eligible applicants.

With the Building Pathways to Infrastructure Jobs Grant Program, successful applicants will develop strategies that provide training and supportive services for careers in infrastructure-related industries, with emphasis on programs serving people from rural or historically marginalized, underserved, and underrepresented communities. Applications are due July 7, 2023.

DOL Press Release
Building Pathways to Infrastructure Jobs Grant
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