The Office of Apprenticeship (OA) announced new co-enrollment policy for apprenticeship grants effective August 12, 2020.
What is co-enrollment? Co-enrollment is defined as enrolling a participant in more than one grant program, contract program, or cooperative agreement program that is funded with apprenticeship appropriated funds and where they are receiving grant, contract, or cooperative agreement-funded participant services. Co-enrollment services can include training (such as related technical instruction and on-the-job learning/on-the-job training), supportive services, and other activities supported by ETA funds. Co-enrollment is intended to maximize the number of resources available to participants in apprenticeship and other job training programs, while minimizing duplication of services.
Please note, grantees cannot co-enroll participants more than once in the same OA-funded program. State apprenticeship expansion grants are considered the same program. Therefore, participants cannot be co-enrolled in more than one state apprenticeship expansion grant, which includes State Apprenticeship Expansion (SAE), Apprenticeship State Expansion (ASE), and State Apprenticeship Expansion 2020 (SAE2020) grants.
The policy is outlined in OA’s co-enrollment policy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) available here. Please note that this guidance does not pertain to H1-B funded grants; to better understand those grants, view the H1-B Scaling Apprenticeship Through Sector-Based Strategies FAQs page here and see the webcast below.
A March 2021 co-enrollment webcast walks grantees through the purpose of co-enrollment; DOL’s co-enrollment policy for apprenticeship appropriated funds and H1-B funded apprenticeship grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements; FAQs; and roles and responsibilities. The webcast also introduces several possible scenarios of co-enrollment and explains whether each would be allowed. The webcast is available here and can be found along with the webcast transcript in the Related Content section on the left side of this page.
If you have any questions about this updated policy, please contact your assigned FPO.