Grant Details

Pre-Apprenticeship in Career Education (PACE) (New Jersey)

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development


    The purpose of the PACE Program is to prepare individuals to enter and succeed in Registered Apprenticeship programs. These pre-apprenticeship programs have a documented partnership with at least one Registered Apprenticeship program sponsor and together, they expand the participant's career pathway opportunities with industry-based training coupled with classroom instruction. The program will drive economic development through skills and educational attainment and create pathways to better-paying careers and advanced credentials.

    The PACE Program also seeks to eliminate economic barriers commonly associated with an individuals inability to invest in skills training and work readiness. In order to mitigate these barriers, the PACE Program encourages the use of stipend payments for all pre-apprenticeship program participants. This NGO provides funding for stipends. PACE will also provide funding for paid STEM Internships, as defined in this NGO, to stimulate skills training in high-demand STEM related occupations. STEM internships refer to occupations that require education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines


    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    Grant funds provided through this NGO may not be expended for the following:

    • Indirect costs (e.g. travel, meals, lodging);
    • Pension and/or health benefits for part-time staff;
    • Mileage and toll expenses for out-of-state travel;
    • Overnight accommodations;
    • Capital construction or renovation;
    • Costs associated with preparing the grant application; and
    • Costs of memberships in associations or organizations.


    Nicholas Toth

    Nicholas Toth
    Office of Apprenticeship
    540 John Fitch Way John Fitch Plaza
    Trenton, NJ 08625
    (609) 777-2791

  • Eligibility Details

    This competitive grant opportunity is open to the following entities:

    • ¢ Any employer;
    • ¢ Workforce Intermediary Sponsors;
    • ¢ Employer / Trade Associations;
    • ¢ Any labor organization which represents workers in the occupation for which the apprentices will be trained;
    • ¢ Labor/Management Partnership (public or private);
    • ¢ New Jersey Local Education Agency (LEA);
    • ¢ Public vocational schools within New Jersey;
    • ¢ Public high schools within New Jersey;
    • ¢ Two- and four-year institutions of higher education; 
    • ¢ Public or private non-profit organizations (including Community Based Organizations);
    • ¢ Business or trade organizations representing a particular trade, group of trades, contractors or employers;
    • ¢ Community-based organizations;
    • ¢ New Jersey local Workforce Development Boards; 
    • ¢ Economic development organizations;
    • ¢ Local governments within New Jersey;
    • ¢ County governments within New Jersey;
    • ¢ Any other private educational or training entity.

    Deadline Details

    Submissions will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. A similar timeline is anticipated for FY2020 funding.

    • Round 1: Letter of Intent is to be submitted by January 30, 2019. Applications are to be submitted by January 31, 2019.
    • Round 2: Letter of Intent is to be submitted by February 27, 2019. Applications are to be submitted by February 28, 2019.
    • Round 3: Letter of Intent is to be submitted by March 28, 2019. Applications are to be submitted by March 29, 2019.
    • Round 4: Letter of Intent is to be submitted by April 29, 2019. Applications are to be submitted by April 30, 2019.

    Award Details

    Funding for this program is expected to be $3,000,000 for FY2019. The anticipated length of the contract period is 12 months unless otherwise extended or reduced at the discretion of the LWD. LWD seeks to fund multiple programs throughout the program year. Award amounts will vary based on proposals with average awards in the $100,000-$400,000 range for a one-year grant period with the possibility for extension.

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