As an Intermediary Services provider, TalentGro can identify available grant funds and resources to create and manage apprenticeship programs for employers.  We have several grants that can offset some of the associated program costs at both the federal and state level.

Providing your workforce with development and training opportunities has proven to increase recruiting and retention.  We encourage you to leverage these valuable grant opportunities.

For more information on these grants, see below.


DoL Grant (Healthcare Apprenticeship Expansion Program)

TalentGro, the Workforce Development Division of Hamilton-Ryker, and Argentum, a national trade association serving companies that own, operate and support professionally managed senior living communities, assembled a consortium of healthcare providers to apply for the “Apprenticeships: Closing the Skills Gaps” US DOL Federal Grant.

In collaboration with additional employers and educators, our proposed program was awarded nearly $6M in grant funds.

The Healthcare Apprenticeship Expansion Program (HAEP) has committed to expanding nine existing healthcare apprenticeship paths; and launching at least two new programs in:

  • Cyber Security/Healthcare IT

  • Leadership

For more information on this grant, click on the icon above to download our HAEP Information Sheet for employers. If you have questions, or are interested in participating in the grant, click this link .


DoD Grant (MEEP) Scholarships

TalentGro has partnered with Tooling U-SME on a new Department of Defense workforce and education grant to support the Manufacturing Engineering Education Program. The purpose of the grant is to promote manufacturing technologies and   develop a skilled workforce.

TalentGro will focus on workforce training and development for civilian and veteran talent. Through the grant, veterans, separating/retiring military, women, youth and others will be placed into careers in manufacturing.

The grant is aimed at all types and sizes of manufacturing organizations in sectors such as Defense, Aerospace, Automotive, Medical Devices and more.

For more information on this grant, click on the icon to download our Grant Scholarships Information Sheet.

Mechatronics Apprenticeship

TalentGro is partnering with Motlow State College in Tennessee for the Governor’s Investment in Vocational Education (GIVE) grant project. The grant budget will provide funding toward 10 Mechatronic apprenticeship opportunities and 3 IT apprenticeships.

These grant funds will include $10/hour, for a total of 1800 hours per apprentice, which can be used toward the cost of apprentice wages and intermediary services on behalf of the industry partner. These apprenticeships will begin in February of 2021.

“Our cultural and economic landscape is changing as we have become a high-tech society and culture. We want to give our students the skills necessary for a successful high-tech future,” said Donald Choate, Motlow emerging technology liaison and trainer for Motlow State.

If you are interested in participating in this grant, please contact Shari Franey at


New Jersey GAINS Grant

TalentGro has been awarded the Growing Apprenticeship In Nontraditional Sectors (GAINS) Grant in New Jersey! Click on the image below to find out more:


Kansas SAEEI Grant

In Kansas, the Department of Commerce, as the state’s apprenticeship agency, has received funds from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration to establish the Kansas Registered Apprenticeship State Expansion, Equity and Inclusion (SAEEI) grant project.

The purpose of this grant is to catalyze or build upon existing strategies to expand and diversify Registered Apprenticeship opportunities in Kansas using an innovative intermediary model.  The goal is to increase the number and diversity of Registered Apprenticeship employers/sponsors and programs, as well as the number of Apprentices in the state.

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