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Industry Partnerships

Applications due by August 16, 2017

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) has released the FY17-18 Next Generation Industry Partnership Notice of Grant Availability (NGA) application and associated materials. This round of Industry Partnership (IP) grants will align the program with the next generation sector model. Partnerships will be awarded $25,000 seed grants to launch and sustain the “Next Gen IPs.” Funded partnerships will be able to apply for additional funding later this year to address priorities established by business members. Additional information about that funding will be available this fall. 

Applications for the first round of funding are due to no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday, August 16. Materials for the application submission can be found at the links below:

FY17-18 IP NGA – Partnership Development Plan – Attachment 1

FY17-18 IP NGA – Budget Form – Attachment 2

FY17-18 IP NGA – Membership Summary Form – Attachment 3

FY17-18 IP NGA – Program Development Timeline Form – Attachment 4

FY17-18 IP NGA Application & Proposal Narrative Form

FY17-18 IP NGA Final

L&I will hold a Next Gen IP question-and-answer session via teleconference on Friday, July 21 at 10:00 am. 

Call-in number: 1-855-750-1027; PIN 313584



Pennsylvania’s Industry Partnerships (IPs) bring together companies in the same industry sector (such as healthcare, manufacturing and energy) to identify and invest in core and cutting-edge skills needed to make industries more competitive nationally and globally. The partnerships themselves include industry, education, workforce and other community partners who meet formally and work together to align training to industry needs.  For Pennsylvania’s $600 billion economy, industry partnerships are a bipartisan, business-labor, and public-private approach that works effectively.

IPs leverage funding from multiple sources, including state funding, private industry contributions, private and public grants, and other sources. Besides worker training, IPs provide forums for companies to address a variety of issues common to their particular industry. Wage gains, career advancement, entry-level employment, and increased productivity are just a few ways that IPs provide a return on investment. Learn more about IPs.


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