Growing and Sustaining An Equitable and Inclusive Tech Training Ecosystem
The New York City Employment & Training Coalition (NYCETC), in collaboration with Google NYC Tech Opportunity Fund, invites proposals from workforce development-focused service providers, education, training, and technical assistance institutions, New York State and New York City colleges, advocacy and resource networks and intermediaries, and non-profit community-based organizations to support the development of pilot and/or innovations within existing bridge programs, pre-apprenticeships and wraparound support into tech training programs, with the ultimate goal of increasing underrepresented communities in the tech industry.
Grant Details, Eligibility & Timeline
NYCETC seeks proposals that offer new, creative solutions to creating pathways for underrepresented communities in the tech sector–including but not limited to Black and Latinx communities, women of color, Veterans, justice-involved individuals, out-of-school/out-of-work (OSOW) youth, people with disabilities, individuals from communities/neighborhoods with limited broadband access, and/or people who come from non-traditional work backgrounds–towards securing employment in technology jobs. Solutions that can be utilized and analyzed to influence the re-orientation and reorganization of the current tech ecosystem for the purpose of improving equity and inclusivity will be prioritized.
We will consider proposals from coalition members and organizations operating in New York City that are engaged in, or endeavor to engage in, the NYC tech ecosystem. Grantees must be a 501(c)(3) organization, have a 501(c)(3) financial administrator, and/or serve as part of the City University of New York. If you are not a member of NYCETC, and have an interest in becoming a member, you can find information about membership here. Grants will be selected by a grantmaking committee of NYC workforce development funders, providers, and intermediaries coordinated by NYCETC.
Please submit your application through the NYCETC Tech Bridge Grant Google form by 5:00pm EST on August 30, 2023. Grantees will be identified and notified no later than September 29, 2023.
NYCETC hosted and recorded two RFP information sessions on Friday, July 21 from 10 am to 10:45am and on Tuesday, July 25 from 3pm to 3:45pm. We encourage all interested applicants to read our FAQ developed from questions in each session.