Funding for this program will utilize federal funds from the U.S. Department of Labor under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. It is expected that 8-10 pilot projects of $250,000 to $500,000 will be funded through this NOFO. The funding amounts for proposals will correspond with the project’s anticipated outcomes and deliverables. Grant awards will generally not exceed $500,000. However, the Department of Commerce may elect to award amounts over this amount based on strength of application or strength of performance during the grant period.