The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration is seeking applications for the State Occupational Licensing Review and Reform grant program. The goal of the program is to provide states with the means to review and streamline occupational licensing requirements in state-identified occupations as well as to promote the portability of state licenses to and from other states, which is of particular concern to dislocated workers and military families. States will objectively analyze the relevant licensing criteria, potential portability issues, and determine whether licensing requirements are overly broad or burdensome in presenting barriers to specific populations, such as those with criminal records or people convicted of a crime. States may consider the potential of alternative approaches that would be adequate to protect public health and safety.
Learn more and apply. Applications are due by May 14.