Education Stabilization Fund: Reimagine Workforce Preparation (ESF-RWP) Grants

The U.S. Department of Education has recently released information on a funding opportunity. The Education Stabilization Fund: Reimagine Workforce Preparation (ESF-RWP) grants are for, “State Workforce Boards that, at the Governor’s direction, will award subgrants to business organizations, trade associations, continuing education providers employer-based educational organizations, labor organizations, education and training organizations and institutions of higher education to create or expand innovative education and training opportunities, primarily through short-term educational programs and career pathways programs that are responsive to rapidly changing economic conditions, provide new opportunities for education providers to help more individuals meet employer needs and workforce demands, and/or help entrepreneurs succeed in rebuilding their businesses and finding new opportunities for growth.”

Opportunity Number

Funding Opportunity Title
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE): FY 2020
Education Stabilization Fund: Reimagine Workforce Preparation (ESF-RWP) Grants Program CFDA Number 84.425G

Agency Name
Department of Education

Estimated Total Program Funding


  • June 23, 2020 – Applications Available
  • June 29, 2020 – Pre-Application Webinar
  • July 13, 2020 – Notice of Intent to Apply
    We [Department of Education] will be able to develop a more efficient process for reviewing grant applications if we know the approximate number of applicants that intend to apply for funding under this competition. Therefore, the Secretary strongly encourages each potential applicant to notify us of the applicant's intent to apply by sending an email to with Intent to Apply in the subject line. Applicants that do not send a notice of intent to apply may still apply for funding.
  • August 24, 2020 – Deadline for Transmittal of Applications