The RA TA Centers of Excellence will focus on providing technical assistance on a national scale, working to support, expand, and diversify the registered apprenticeship system. The Centers will primarily engage key registered apprenticeship stakeholders and customers through a virtual platform/online presence.
The RA TA Centers of Excellence FOA will provide up to $31 million to support four RA TA Centers of Excellence to expand Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAP), as described in 29 C.F.R. 29. Funds will be awarded through a cooperative agreement (one for each Center). The RA TA Centers of Excellence, in close coordination with the Department’s Office of Apprenticeship (OA), will provide technical expertise and services to current and future RAP customers to accelerate and support RAP expansion, improve equity in RAPs, and, ultimately, increase the effectiveness of the use of federal funding appropriated for the expansion of RAPs across the nation.