EDA STEM Talent Challenge

Grant information

What: The U.S. Economic Development Administration’s STEM Talent Challenge aims to build STEM talent training systems to strengthen regional innovation economies through projects that use work-based learning models to expand regional STEM-capable workforce capacity and build the workforce of tomorrow. Competitive projects should clearly align training activities with the talent needs of regional employers, leading to an increase in high-wage, high-growth employment opportunities with innovation-driven businesses and in industries of the future. Projects should clearly indicate how workers will be prepared for employment. Experimentation and innovation are encouraged.

Potential Applicants:

  • State
  • Indian tribe
  • A city or other political subdivision of a State
  • Non-profit organization
  • Institution of higher education
  • Public-private partnership
  • Science or research park
  • Federal laboratory
  • Economic development organization or similar entity that has an application supported by a State, a political subdivision of a State, or a native organization
  • A consortium of any of the above-mentioned eligible applicants

How Much: $250,000

Deadline: October 12, 2021

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