The EARN Maryland Program - Maryland’s new workforce training initiative

EARN Maryland - Industry-Led Partnerships, Bridging Maryland.s Skills Gap, Driving Growth


Implementation Tools


Employment Dynamics Information for Strategic Industry Partnerships, PowerPoint Presentation (PPS document, 13MB)

Subject Matter Expert Work Groups, Greater Metro Denver Healthcare Industry Partnership (Word document, 691KB, download Word viewer for free)

Leveraged Resources:

As reflected in the Solicitation for Implementation Grant Proposals, DLLR encourages Partnerships to leverage other funding streams in order to maximize the investment of the Partnership and of the State. To that end, below are links to various federal programs that may be useful to EARN Partnerships and Partners.

  • Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) initiative, U.S. Department of Labor: 
    • TAACCCT provides community colleges and other eligible institutions of higher education with funds to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career training programs that can be completed in two years or less, are suited for workers who are eligible for training under the TAA for Workers program, and prepare program participants for employment in high-wage, high-skill occupations.
  • Ready to Work initiative, U.S. Department of Labor:
    • Will “utilize approximately $150 million in revenues from the H-1B visa program to support high performing partnerships between employers, non-profit organizations and America's public workforce system that will help provide long-term unemployed individuals with the range of services, training, and access they need to fill middle and high-skill jobs.” (Visit The U.S. Department of Labor expects to release grant funding in mid-2014.
  • YouthBuild Program, U.S. Department of Labor:
    • Provides federal grant funding for alternative education programs that assist youth who are often significantly behind in basic skills, in obtaining a high school diploma or GED credential.
  • DLLR will continue to monitor potential sources of Federal funding for training partnerships, and will update these links with any new programs if and when we become aware of them. While DLLR will consider other funding streams as one element of our evaluation of Proposals, applicants are not required to utilize sources such as these to be eligible for EARN funding.