City of Scranton Opens Apprenticeship Grant Applications Through May 29

April 15, 2024

SCRANTON, PA. – The City of Scranton is announcing a total of $75,000 in grants available for pre-apprenticeship programs in the building trades and carpentry. Applications are due by Wednesday, May 29, 2024. Interested groups can apply online through OpenGov at

“Scranton residents deserve the chance to pursue a family-sustaining career. The completion of an apprenticeship program can lead them to very valuable employment,” said Mayor Paige G. Cognetti. “We are excited that the opportunities these apprenticeship programs can bring to our workforce and local small businesses focused on these trades.”

Grants are available to organizations that offer apprenticeship opportunities that can help create employment for those living in Scranton.

Applicants should be registered pre-apprenticeship programs to be eligible. They should provide a comprehensive budget for their funding request, explain the expected outcomes of their program, and discuss how program successes will be evaluated. 

The maximum grant award per application is $25,000. Programs may be funded in part or in full based on available funds. All funds must be used by December 31, 2024.

Applications are open now. Interested groups can contact City of Scranton Compliance Specialist Jack Caufield at with questions.

ABOUT THE CITY OF SCRANTON: Incorporated in 1866, the City of Scranton has a population of approximately 76,000 residents and is the sixth-largest municipality in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Scranton City Hall is located at 340 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, PA 18503. Residents requiring services should visit

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