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Fully delivering on the promise of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law requires investing in equitable workforce development. These investments will ensure that employers have the skilled, diverse talent pool they need to deliver infrastructure projects, and workers, including those who have historically been underrepresented in traditional infrastructure sectors, have a fair shot at the good jobs required to implement the law. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes more than $800 million in dedicated investments for workforce development, as well as significant additional funds that may flexibly be used for that purpose. These investments will provide workers in underserved communities with the skills and training to access newly created high-quality, unionized jobs in growing sectors.
This guide provides an overview of federal funding resources to support equitable workforce development including funding included in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and key federal funding sources outside of law to support workforce development. The guide is intended for cross-sector stakeholders, including those who are directly responsible for deploying Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding and those who are investing in and implementing workforce development strategies and programs. These include, but are not limited to state, local, and Tribal government entities, employers, unions, workforce development boards, economic development entities, industry associations, institutions of higher education including community colleges, other training providers, community-based organizations, and philanthropic organizations.
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