Employment grants usually promote job creation, job retention or job expansion. There are a number of types of grants relating to employment including training grants, vocational rehabilitation grants, retraining grants, labor union grants, labor union apprenticeship programs, job counseling grants and internship program grants.
The federal government, state, county and city governments, as well as private and corporate foundations all award employment grants, but nearly all employment grants go to nonprofit organizations, not individuals. Some of the largest foundations that give employment grants are Microsoft Corporation, Ford Foundation, Good 360, Alta California, and Bank of America.
Other big givers for employment grants include the Wal-Mart Foundation, JP Morgan Chase Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts, Mott Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation and Citi Foundation. The largest percentage of employment grants are awarded to non-profit organizations, healthcare agencies, colleges, local government agencies, tribal institutions and schools.
Another source of employment grants is the federal government. The US Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) funds training programs that teach job skills and provide job placement services for adults. Other types of DOL grants include grants for apprenticeship, dislocated workers, Native Americans, Job Corps, migrant and seasonal farmer workers, people with disabilities, safety and health, seniors, veterans and youth programs. The variety of grants should inspire hope in anyone who wants to improve people’s employment prospects.
Employment grants often have educational components – such as completing a K-12 education or taking adult education courses. USGG grant writers specialize in the arena of employment and education grants. President and CEO, Beverly Santicola has a strong track record of success in leading workshops on writing employment grants and has won grants for education, technology, healthcare, science, literacy programs, economic development and labor-management cooperation. This broad experience with different grants means USGG can help any organization apply for almost any grant.
USGG has a team of grant writers that have generated more than $450 million in grants for their clients, including employment grants for employers and job growth in America.