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On-the-Job Training Program

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Eligible Recipients:

  • State Government

Program Purpose:

  • Education and Workforce Development

Reserved for Energy


Upcoming Milestones:

2/7/2023 – The Department of Transportation (DOT) is hosting a webinar to help potential grant applicants navigate different DOT funding opportunities on Wednesday, February 8, 2023. The session will dig into some of the tools available on the DOT Navigator – the Department’s one stop shop for technical assistance, including the upcoming funding opportunity calendar, tools for identifying Federal disadvantaged community areas, and which programs provide non-Federal match flexibility. The session will also spotlight several funding opportunities at USDOT that are currently accepting applications to expand transportation opportunities to urban, rural, and Tribal communities. Learn more and register for the webinar here.


First round of funding allocated/selections expected to be announced in 2022-2023.

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Transportation


The On-the-Job Training program helps develop the capacity of the Nation’s current and future highway construction industry workforce by providing the development and diversity of skilled labor.

Eligible Uses: The On-the-Job Training Program directly supports the requirement that prime contractors participating on Federally-assisted contracts to establish apprenticeship and training programs targeted to move minorities, women, and disadvantaged individuals into journey-level positions and provides funds for State departments of transportation to implement skills training programs to prepare individuals to participate in the highway construction workforce as trainees and apprentices on Federally-assisted construction contracts. Additionally, funding is provided to States to partner with accredited academic institutions for the National Summer Transportation Institute program focused on science, technology, engineering, and math opportunities for high school and junior high/middle school students to learn about, and become familiar with, transportation-related career options. Funding also supports the Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups, which provides internship opportunities for college students to engage with Department of Transportation modes to work in a transportation-related career field.


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Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - match required
Total Amount Available:
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Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

For questions regarding On-the-Job Training Supportive Services (OJT/SS), please contact National OJT/SS Program Manager Chrisy Currier at (202) 923-0986, or by email at [email protected]

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