Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Funding and Resources

Open Funding Opportunities

Funding to address substance use disorders (SUDs) and related issues. List may include programs with a primary purpose other than addressing SUDs.

No funding programs from this federal agency are currently accepting applications.

Inactive Funding Opportunities

Many inactive programs are likely to be offered again. Grant deadlines are often short, and viewing inactive programs can give you a head start in applying next time.

Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) Initiative Inactive

Supports workforce development activities and economic development plans in rural areas throughout the Appalachian, Lower Mississippi Delta (Delta), and Northern Border regions. Provides funds for career training, and support services to prepare dislocated workers, including workers affected by substance use disorder (SUD), for good jobs in high-demand occupations in these regions. Ensures that efforts align with existing economic growth strategies in order to increase employment opportunities and foster long-term regional economic prosperity.

Application Deadline: Jun 20, 2024
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
Young Adult Reentry Partnership (YARP) 2 Inactive

Offers funding for education and job training services for young adults ages 18 to 24 who are involved in the criminal justice system or those who left high school before graduation. Establishes partnerships between community colleges, the criminal justice system, employers, and other stakeholders to improve workforce outcomes for the target population. Builds capacity in community colleges to provide occupational training and helps young adults reentering society from the criminal justice system gain skills and education to meet the needs of the local labor market and find stable employment in high-demand occupations.

Application Deadline: Apr 26, 2021
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
H-1B Rural Healthcare Grant Program Inactive

Provides funding for the creation of employment and training programs in high demand rural healthcare occupations, including behavioral and mental healthcare. Seeks to address rural health workforce shortages by increasing the number of individuals training in occupations that directly impact the care of rural populations. Assists unemployed, underemployed, and incumbent workers to transition into sustainable health careers that qualify as middle or high-skilled occupations under the H-1B visa program. Focuses on training for veterans, military spouses, transitioning service members, women, people of color, ex-offenders, people with disabilities, and other underrepresented rural populations.

Application Deadline: Nov 13, 2020
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
Support to Communities: Fostering Opioid Recovery Through Workforce Development Inactive

Provides funding to state workforce agencies and tribal organizations to make subgrants to local workforce development boards to address the economic, workforce, and health impacts of the opioid crisis in communities with high rates of substance use disorder (SUD). Supports collaboration between key community stakeholders to provide career, job training, and employment services to help individuals find and retain employment. Funds comprehensive screening services, outpatient recovery care, and other services for individuals with SUD that can also support their efforts to obtain and/or maintain employment.

Application Deadline: Jan 9, 2020
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (ETA)