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FY24 STEM Talent Challenge

Open Date:

Close Date:

Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institutions
  • Local Governments
  • Native/Tribal Entities
  • Non-profits
  • State Governments

Program Purpose:

  • Education and Workforce Development

Reserved for Energy



Economic Development Administration (EDA)

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Commerce


The STEM Talent Challenge funds projects that create and implement innovative science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) work-based learning models, including Registered Apprenticeships, that complement their respective region’s innovation economy. Through this program, EDA seeks to develop or expand regional workforce capacity to support high-growth entrepreneurial ventures, industries of the future (including industries that leverage emerging technologies), and other innovation-driven businesses that have a high likelihood of accelerating economic competitiveness and job creation in their respective regions and in the United States.

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - match required
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

More information about the STEM Talent Challenge Program is available online: www.eda.gov/funding/programs/stem-challenge

Contact Information

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