In mid-January, Michael posted an announcement about the Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship Grant Initiative. Shortly after the announcement, New America hosted an information webinar to address frequently asked questions about the initiative, the application and selection processes, and the purpose of the grants. Please watch the PAYA Grants Informational Webinar to learn more!
Led by New America, the Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship (PAYA) is a multi-year initiative that will support efforts in states and cities to expand access to high-quality apprenticeship opportunities for high school age youth by:
- Improving public awareness of high-quality youth apprenticeship programs and advancing understanding of how well such programs serve students, employers, and communities.
- Disseminating better information about the conditions and strategies necessary for success and sustainability of youth apprenticeship partnerships.
- Supporting more high-quality, scalable youth apprenticeship partnerships that better serve participating employers, students, and communities.
The PAYA Grant Initiative will award 4-8 grants (up to approx. $200,000 each) to support partnerships of employers, education institutions, community partners, and policy leaders who are working together to build high-quality youth apprenticeship programs to meet local economic need. To learn more about the Grant Initiative, please click here or read Michael's previous post. To go directly to the application portal, please click here.
Thank you for your interest in PAYA!