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BOLI Apprenticeship Grants Program

Open Grant Programs

Firefighter Apprenticeship Grant Program

The Bureau of Labor and Industries (“BOLI") Apprenticeship and Training Division (“ATD") implemented a legislatively created workforce development grant program to support the development, expansion, and implementation of registered apprenticeship in the Firefighting Occupation in Oregon. The grant program was authorized by House Bill 2294 (2023), also known as Firefighter Apprenticeship Training. Firefighter Apprenticeship Training is a significant investment in workforce development.

Funding Limitations:
Funding is limited to a maximum of $4.7 million and no more than 10 recipients.

RFGA Information & Application Instructions
Please review the Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) linked below for details about eligibility and timelines. 

Request for Grant Apps (RFGA) & Application Released


Application Deadline


Review & Approval


Award Notification


Grant Period Begins


Grant Period Ends


Legislative Final Report Due


Grant Application & Related Document Links:

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Application Review Process

Criteria for grant applications are summarized below. Review the RFGA for a complete description. 
1.  Application Submission: ATD will screen, and review all submitted applications to ensure they are complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered, and the applicant will be notified of disqualification. 

2.  Evaluation Committee: Complete applications will be reviewed and scored by the Grants Evaluation Committee using the Scoring Rubric in Attachment C of the RFGA. The Evaluation Committee will include a diverse panel of stakeholders that have knowledge about apprenticeship and/or workforce development in Firefighting.

3.  ATD Recommendations to ATD Director: The ATD Grant Administrator will review the Evaluation Committee scores and forward funding recommendations to the Division Director for review and final approval.

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Closed Grant Programs

Future Ready Oregon

The Future Ready Oregon Grant Program was funded by the Oregon State Legislature through the passage of Senate Bill 1545  (2022). The Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) Apprenticeship and Training Division (ATD) was one of three state agencies awarded funding. 

BOLI/ATD received $18.9 million in grant funding to support the development, expansion and implementation of Registered Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship programs in Oregon. Future Ready Oregon accelerated innovation in health care and manufacturing apprenticeships and supported the development of Pre-Apprenticeship training programs in healthcare, manufacturing, and construction.

Future Ready Oregon increased BOLI's ability to offer Oregonians even more options to attain family-sustaining wages through apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship programs. 

Grant Awards

The Future Ready Oregon Grant Program opened on April 6, 2022, and closed on November 3, 2023, after 4 application rounds. A total of 54 grants were awarded to community-based organizations, labor organizations, local workforce development boards and other entities to develop apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship training programs that prioritize program participation by apprentices from populations historically underrepresented in apprenticeship.

Grant Awards by Rounds:

  • Round 1: Award Description Link - here
  • Round 2: Award Description Link - here
  • Round 3: Award Description Link - here
  • Round 4: Award Description Link - here

Grant Awards by Industry (Rounds 1-3):


  • 28 Total Grants
    • 9 New Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs (PATPs)
    • 16 Expansion of Existing PATPs
    • 3 Planning/Development PATPs; 0 Enrollment
    • $8,965,714.74 Investment
    • 1078 Total Participants Construction PATPs


  • 11 Total Grants
    • 3 New Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs)
    • 2 New Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs
    • 3 Expansion of Existing RAPs
    • 3 Planning/Development PATPs; 0 Enrollment
    • $2,052,309.00 Investment
    • 60 Total Participants Construction PATPs


  • 9 Total Grants
    • 2 New Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs)
    • 3 Expansion of Existing RAPs
    • 4 Planning/Development PATPs; 0 Enrollment
    • $4,811,537.00 Investment
    • 61 Total Participants Construction PATPs

Additional Grant Award Information Coming Soon

Oregon State Apprenticeship and Training Division Council Meeting Materials

Previous meeting decisions, summaries, and notices of upcoming meetings including for BOLI Apprenticeship Grants Program oversight, can be found on the OSATC page

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Future Ready Oregon: BOLI Apprenticeship Grants Program, please direct them to  We will respond to all questions regarding the application and evaluation process by posting to the FAQ sheet above.  Please direct media inquiries to