YARG Grantees At-A-Glance

In June of 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and Office of Apprenticeship awarded $42,296,247 in grants to 14 grantees in 12 states and the District of Columbia for the Youth Apprenticeship Readiness Grants (YARG) program. Individual awards ranged from $1.4 million to $5 million to support apprenticeship programs in advanced manufacturing, coding, construction, healthcare, hospitality, financial, and maritime sectors.


YARG awards are structured to support the enrollment of youth (16 - 24 years, in-and-out of school) into new or existing Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs) and promote the apprentices’ prospects of success in the program by ensuring wraparound services are readily accessible.

Through the YARG grant program, the partnership will directly engage educational entities, including traditional, alternative, and non-traditional schools, as well as programs that serve out-of-school youth, school boards, workforce boards, employers, workforce partners, and other apprenticeship intermediaries, to develop comprehensive approaches to establishing new apprenticeship models for youth or expanding existing apprenticeship programs for youth.

For more detailed information on the YARG grantees see the “YARG Grantees At-A-Glance” document in the Related Content section.