In Fall 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) awarded 36 states and 1 territory a combined $50.5 million dollars in SAE grants to engage industry and workforce intermediaries, employers, and other partners to expand apprenticeship to underserved populations, expand apprenticeship into new occupations and industry sectors, and integrate apprenticeship as a talent solution into their education, workforce, and economic development systems.