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Grants to USA IHEs, Secondary Schools, and Agencies for Workforce
Development Programs to Benefit the Aviation Industry

Aviation Workforce Development Grants - Maintenance Technical Workers

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) - Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Conf. Date:

05/11/22

Deadline Date:

06/17/22 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description:

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Grants to USA IHEs, secondary schools, and government agencies for workforce development programs to benefit the aviation industry. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to finalize. Funding is intended to expand the workforce of aviation maintenance technical workers workforce throughout the United States and support activities to facilitate the transition to careers in aviation maintenance.

Through the award of these grants, the USDOT and the FAA will assist in expanding the United States aviation maintenance technical workers workforce. The Program aims to provide meaningful educational experiences to stimulate interest and encourage students throughout the Nation to prepare to enter this career field. The Program also supports activities to facilitate the transition to careers in aviation maintenance, including members of the Armed Forces. By advancing equity across the Federal Government, we can create opportunities for the improvement of communities that have been historically underserved. Consistent with Federal policy and the Authorizing Legislation, the Program will further benefit the public by advancing equity.

Eligible Projects

Eligible categories are listed below and projects may address one or more of the categories.

  1. Projects that establish new educational programs that teach technical skills used in aviation maintenance, including purchasing equipment, or to improve existing programs;
  2. Projects that establish scholarships or apprenticeships for individuals pursuing employment in the aviation maintenance industry;
  3. Projects that support outreach about careers in the aviation maintenance industry to:
    1. Primary, secondary, and post-secondary school students; or
    2. Communities underrepresented in the industry;
  4. Projects that support educational opportunities related to aviation maintenance in economically disadvantaged geographic areas;
  5. Projects that support transition to careers in aviation maintenance, including for members of the Armed Forces; or
  6. Projects that otherwise enhance aviation maintenance technical education or the aviation maintenance industry workforce.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 203250

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$5,000,000

Number of Grants:

Expected Number of Awards:10

Estimated Size of Grant:

The FAA may award between $25,000 and $500,000 (the ceiling established by legislation) for any one grant in any one fiscal year.

Term of Contract:

Awards will be made for a project period of 12 months.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility

a. A holder of a certificate issued under part 21, 121, 135, or 145 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations or a labor organization representing aviation maintenance workers;

b. An accredited institution of higher education (as defined in section 101 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001)) or a high school or secondary school (as defined in section 7801 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7801); or

c. A State or local governmental entity

Funding Restrictions can be found on page 6 of the NOFO. See Attached Files, below.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The FAA is hosting a pre-application technical assistance (TA) webinar on Wednesday, May 11, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Eastern Time.

To register:
https://faavideo.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_F0OO2I0nQ1mmGngBuosEHw

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Questions Accepted Until: June 7, 2022 at 11:59 pm
- Electronic Application Due Date: June 17, 2022 at 11:59 pm prevailing Eastern Standard Time (Extended deadline).

Proposals responding to this Funding Opportunity must be submitted to www.grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. No other methods of submission will be permitted. Proposals submitted after the stipulated deadline will be rejected without being evaluated.

The Authorizing Legislation does not require cost share or matching contributions for this Program.

Required Registrations:
1) Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) is required for Grants.gov registration. The identifier is used for tracking purposes and to validate address and point of contact information for Federal assistance applicants, recipients, and sub recipients. Obtaining a DUNS number or UEI is a free, one-time activity that can be completed by calling 1-866-705-5711 or by applying online at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform.
2) All applicants for Federal financial assistance must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) to successfully register in Grants.gov. The SAM database is the repository for standard information about Federal financial assistance applicants, recipients, and sub-recipients. Applicants must update or renew their SAM registration at least once per year to maintain an active status; therefore, it is critical to check registration status well in advance of relevant application deadlines. Information about SAM registration procedures can be accessed at: https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/.
3) Applicant must have an active UEI and SAM registration at the time of applicant’s submission of its application.

FAQs:
https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ang/grants/awd/technical/faqs

View this opportunity on Grants.gov:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=339802

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Direct Questions to: Cynthia Nelson, Grant Program Analyst, AWD-Grants@faa.gov

U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
800 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20591
Attn: NextGen Grants Management Branch (ANG-A19)
NextGen Management Services (ANG-A)

CFDA Number:

20.112

Funding or Pin Number:

22-FAA-AWD-AM

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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