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Resources for Braided Funding

New Registered Apprenticeship Funding is becoming available at federal, state and philanthropic levels all of the time. The Kansas Office of Registered Apprenticeship does its best to track these opportunities and make them available to our growing ecosystem

This page is intended to be a one-stop resource page for our grant partners. When available, we will also link new grant and funding opportunities here as well as on the Kansas Commerce site:

U.S. Department of Labor Open Funding Opportunities are also found here: 

Kansas Apprenticeship Tax and Grant Act

Effective July 1, 2023, Governor Kelly signed into law the Kansas Apprenticeship Act (Act), which establishes a tax credit and grant incentive programs for apprenticeships and creates a matching grant program. This act establishes an incentive fund for businesses and non-profits hiring registered apprentices. It is separated into 3 specific areas including $7.5 million in tax credits to for-profit businesses, $2.5 million for non-profits and healthcare, and $3 million for K-12 Education. The incentive fund is a use it or lose it fund as it does not allow for carry over funding nor building value. It also does not have a sunset clause.

For more information on the act, please visit this link.

Total fund established is $13 million/year

Download complete guidance document here:

Kansas For-Profit Businesses Tax Credits

authorizes Kansas Department of Revenue to award tax credits up to $2,500 until after December 31, 2025 when it goes up to $2,750 for each employed apprentice, not to exceed 20 such credits in any taxable year per eligible employer and up to 4 years per apprentice. The tax credit is to be claimed by an eligible employer for the taxable year in which the apprentice completed the probationary period or the taxable year succeeding the calendar year in which the apprentice completed the probationary period while employed by the eligible employer. There is an additional $500 credit for Registered Apprenticeship programs connected to Perkins Eligible programming.The K-24 form will need to be completed through KS Department of Revenue. This form will be available mid-December.

Application for tax credit periods:
For taxable year 2023, applications can start January 1, 2024

REQUIRED STEPS FOR APPLYING FOR APPRENTICESHIP TAX CREDIT:
Outlined below, are the steps that each organization will need to take to apply and qualify for the tax credit.

  1. Ensure eligibility of apprentices.
  2. Complete KS Apprenticeship Act – Tax Credit Application form. This needs to be filled out by the company/taxpayer that plans to claim the credits. This form is automatically submitted to the Kansas Office of Registered Apprenticeship.
  3. Kansas Office of Registered Apprenticeship (KOA) will review and send a ‘Tax Credit Confirmation’ Certificate back to the company to confirm eligibility and the tax credit amount.
  4. The company/taxpayer fills out schedule K-24.
    *NOTE* the credit amount allocated for the company will be listed on ‘Tax Credit Confirmation’ Certificate, which will be needed when filling out Line 1 on schedule K-24.
  5. The Tax Credit Confirmation Certificate and schedule K-24 Form must be submitted with the Kansas Tax Return to the Kansas Department of Revenue.

Kansas Nonprofit Apprenticeship Grant Program

authorizes Commerce to develop, award, and administer grants to eligible nonprofit employers and eligible nonprofit health care employers that employ an apprentice pursuant to a registered apprenticeship agreement. The amount of the grant is up to $2,750 for each employed apprentice, not to exceed 20 such grants in any taxable year per eligible employer and up to 4 years per apprentice.

Kansas Educator Registered Apprenticeship Grant Program

authorizes Commerce to develop, award and administer grants to eligible Teacher Educator apprentices attending applicant schools and awarded through their employer. The use of grant funds for the payment of apprentice tuition, fees, and the cost of books and materials, up to a maximum of $2,750 per year for four years. Apprenticeship Grant funds will be reimbursed two times per year. Documentation showing expenditures will be required for each distribution. Purchase orders, invoices, and/or proof of payment via canceled checks or bank statements can be submitted as proof of expended matching funds and awarded dollars.

Application for Non-Profit periods:
Fiscal Year – July 1, 2024 (Apprentice must have completed their probationary period and can only be claimed one time per calendar year.)
Funding window 1: January 1 through January 31 for 2024
Funding window 2: May 1 through May 31 for 2024

Fiscal Year – July 1, 2025 (Apprentice must have completed their probationary period and can only be claimed one time per calendar year.)
Funding window 1: January 1 through January 31 for 2025 
Funding window 2: May 1 through May 31 for 2025