Grants Update

September 25, 2023

Applying for a new round of apprenticeship grants

Registered apprenticeship programs across the state have an opportunity to receive their share of $3.3 million in grant funding. The money provides services for pre-apprentices and program participants.

The application period opens Oct. 1, 2023 through Sept. 30, 2024. Awards are based on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application reviews take place until the funds have been distributed or the application period ends. Any funds remaining will be allocated to current awardees.

Recipients must spend grant funds by June 30, 2025. Reimbursements for allowable expenses could be retroactive to July 1, 2023.

See below for the application. The document includes instructions and additional information to ensure eligibility for the funding. Download and fill out the application, then send to either:


Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
Apprenticeship Program
P.O. Box 44530
Olympia, WA 98501

What’s available

The 2023 Legislature approved funding to expand and sustain registered apprenticeship. A total of $3,325,000 is available for:

  • Wrap-around services. Provides supportive assistance to pre-apprentices and registered apprentices as part of recognized preparation programs. Applicants can also include nonprofit organizations supporting individuals currently in or seeking to enter a program.
  • Driver education vouchers. Additional funding totaling $12,000 annually is available to minors age 16-17 to cover the cost of driver education courses. The recipient must be enrolled in a state registered apprenticeship program.

Specific eligibility requirements can be found in the application.

An accompanying FAQ is also available.

For additional information, contact: