DOL Grant and Entrepreneurship - New Funds Available
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Posted by: Matthew Montoya
are new funds available to your college to develop entrepreneurship programs
U.S. Department of Labor has just announced the availability of up to $500
million in grant funds. These funds will be awarded under the Trade Adjustment
Assistance Community College and Career Training grants program (TAACCCT).
are available to community colleges to expand and improve your ability to
deliver education and career training programs that can be completed in two
years or less, are suited for workers eligible for training under the Trade
Adjustment Assistance for Workers program, and prepare program participants for
employment in high-wage, high-skill occupations.
the "Build Programs That Meet Industry Needs, Including Developing Career
Pathways” on page 7, an area of concentration prominently listed is:
entrepreneurship training, including mentoring and peer-to-peer training, which
may be appropriate and effective in serving the needs of the targeted
colleges are being encouraged to assess the needs of their community and region
to determine where efforts can be concentrated to meet these needs in the most
effective and efficient way possible.
believes community colleges with greater capacity and depth in its
entrepreneurship programs will elevate communities in a way no other training
program can. I am therefore, encouraging you to seize this opportunity to
launch or expand your entrepreneurship programs.
would be grateful if you would provide me with an update in the next 30 days
advising if your college plans to incorporate entrepreneurship training as one
of your capacity building initiatives.
full solicitation can be found here: http://www.nacce.com/?DoLTAACCCTSo
Heather Van Sickle | Executive Director
National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship
1 Federal St. Bldg. 101-R | Springfield MA 01105
413 306-3131 | firstname.lastname@example.org