American Rescue Plan Act Good Jobs Challenge

Posted: November 3, 2021

Deadline: January 26, 2022

Grantor: Economic Development Administration

Additional Information

EDA’s American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge aims to get Americans back to work by building and strengthening systems and partnerships that bring together employers who have hiring needs with other key entities to train workers with in-demand skills that lead to good-paying jobs.

Through the Good Jobs Challenge, EDA is allocating $500 million to collaborative skills training systems and programs. EDA encourages efforts to reach historically underserved populations and areas, communities of color, women, and other groups facing labor market barriers.

Read the Notice of Funding Opportunity here under "Related Documents."

Watch the recorded webinar here to take a deeper dive into the technical and programmatic aspects of submitting applications for our American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenges.

The Good Jobs Challenge is designed to support the needs of an applicant’s identified regional workforce system through a single integrated award. EDA will make awards to either the System Lead Entity of a regional workforce system or the Backbone Organization of a sectoral partnership as the lead applicant. These organizations may make subawards to other eligible recipients as necessary to the proposed project and as approved by EDA.


If you have questions, please contact EDA's economic development representative for Georgia:

Jonathan Corso
401 West Peachtree Street, NW
Suite 1820
Atlanta, GA 30308-3510
P: 404-809-7094

You may also send email inquiries about the American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge to

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