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    GRANTS FOR 2012


  • Pay for Success Pilot Projects - SGA-DFA-PY-11-13

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor, announces the availability of approximately $20 million in Pay for Success grants, funded out of the Workforce Innovation Fund in the Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2012 (P.L. 112-74, Div. F, Tit. I). The Workforce Innovation Fund supports innovative approaches to the design and delivery of employment and training services that generate long-term improvements in the performance of the public workforce system, both in terms of positive results for job seekers and employers and cost-effectiveness. Grants awarded under this Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) will fund pilots of a Pay for Success model, an innovative funding strategy for achieving specific social service outcomes.

    Issue Date: June 14, 2012
    Closing Date: December 11, 2012

    Full Announcement (pdf format)

    Issue Date: November 26, 2012
    Closing Date: January 4, 2013

    Amendment One (pdf format)

    Link to Prospective Applicant FAQ and Webinar

    Awarded
    Grant Awardees for SGA-DFA-PY-11-13



  • Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge - JIAC2012AM
  • This FFO announces the availability of funding for the Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge (Advanced Manufacturing Jobs Accelerator). Under this FFO, regional partnerships across the nation can compete to access complementary Federal resources to support advanced manufacturing activities in order to drive high potential industry clusters. The Advanced Manufacturing Jobs Accelerator is designed to foster job creation, increase public and private investments, and enhance economic prosperity by harnessing the economic growth and job creation potential resulting from advanced manufacturing activities within high-growth industry clusters that have been identified by regional stakeholders. This initiative is designed to leverage existing financial and technical resources from five distinct Federal agencies through awards to approximately 12 projects that will be selected through competitive multi-agency grants. The participating funding agencies anticipate providing approximately $26 million in Federal support for the Advanced Manufacturing Jobs Accelerator that will be used to fund approximately 12 new awards, each with a project period of up to three years. The funding level of each participating Federal Agency will vary, subject to the availability of their respective appropriations. The funding agencies and programs are: The U.S. Department of Commerce's (DOC) Economic Development Administration (EDA); The DOC's National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST's) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP); The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO); The Department of Labor's (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA); and, The Small Business Administration (SBA). This collaboration allows applicants to submit one application to leverage multiple complementary Federal funding sources to comprehensively promote advanced manufacturing activities and support cluster development. In addition, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is making funds available for existing Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grantees (Phase II only) that are part of or central to awarded projects.

    Issue Date: May 24, 2012
    Closing Date: July 9, 2012

    Link to Full Announcement


  • Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for Cooperative Agreements under the Disability Employment Initiative - SGA-DFA-PY-11-11

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), in coordination with Department of Labor's (DOL's) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), announces the availability of approximately $20 million for a third round of cooperative agreements to state agencies that administer the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998. These funds provide an opportunity for states to develop and implement a plan for improving effective and meaningful participation of persons with disabilities in the workforce. DOL is using this funding to make six to ten grant awards designed to: 1) improve educational, training, and employment opportunities and outcomes of youth and adults with disabilities who are unemployed, underemployed, and/or receiving Social Security disability benefits; and 2) help these individuals with disabilities find a path into the middle class through exemplary and model service delivery by the public workforce system. The DOL will award DEI grants for a three-year period of performance.

    Issue Date: April 16, 2012
    Closing Date: June 1, 2012

    Full Announcement (pdf format)

    Issue Date: May 15, 2012
    Closing Date: June 15, 2012

    Amendment One (pdf format)

    Awarded
    Grant Awardees for SGA-DFA-PY-11-11

  • Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) - SGA-DFA-PY-11-10

    The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA), announces the availability of approximately $1,800,000 in grant funds authorized under the WANTO Act of 1992 to award six consortia made up of a community-based organization (CBO), a Local Workforce Investment Area (LWIA) established under the Workforce Investment Act and a registered apprenticeship program (RAP) sponsor. Each consortium will conduct innovative projects to improve outreach, recruitment, hiring, training, employment, and retention of women in apprenticeships in the nontraditional occupations. Each consortium must consist of a minimum of three components: 1) a CBO (which may be a faith-based organization) that has demonstrated experience in providing women with job-training services; 2) a LWIA (which includes a representative of the local government responsible for administering workforce programs under WIA or Workforce Investment Board); and (3) a RAP sponsor (which can be an individual employer, association of employers, or an apprenticeship committee which includes joint and non-joint committees designated by the sponsor to administer and operate an apprenticeship program and in whose name the apprenticeship program is registered or approved). It is anticipated that awards will be in the amount of up to $300,000 over the two-year grant period.

    Issue Date: April 5, 2012
    Closing Date: May 21, 2012

    Full Announcement (pdf format)

    Awarded
    Grants Awardees for SGA-DFA-PY-11-10

  • Serving Adult and Youth Ex-Offenders through Strategies Targeted to Characteristics Common to Female Ex-Offenders - SGA-DFA-PY-11-12

    The Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announces the availability of approximately $12 million in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) to award approximately eight grants to serve adult and youth ex-offenders pre- and post-release. Services to be funded will be targeted to female ex-offenders, but must also be open to eligible male ex-offenders. Applicants may submit only one proposal for up to $1.5 million, with the amount requested depending on the number of participants to be served. These grants will be selected through a competitive process open to any non-profit organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status, unit of state or local government, or any Indian and Native American entity eligible for grants under WIA Section 166. These grants will cover a 30-month period of performance that includes up to six months of planning and a minimum of 24 months of operations. The 24 month period for operations must include time to allow each participant to complete the program and have between 3-4 months of follow-up. Thus, the last cohort of participants must complete program services 3 to 4 months before the end of the grant. Grantees may provide follow-up services to some participants while providing direct services to others.

    Issue Date: March 22, 2012
    Closing Date: May 4, 2012

    Full Announcement (pdf format)

    Awarded
    Grants Awardees for SGA-DFA-PY-11-12

  • Serving Juvenile Offenders in High-Poverty, High-Crime Communities - SGA-DFA-PY-11-09

    The U.S. Department of Labor (Department or DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), announces the availability of approximately $20 million in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Investment Act for four grants to serve juvenile offenders, ages 14 and above, in high-poverty, high-crime communities. The purpose of these grants is to improve the long-term labor market prospects of these youth. These grants will be awarded through a competitive process open to organizations with the capacity to implement multi-site, multi-state projects. The Department expects to award four grants of $5 million each to cover a 32-month period of performance that includes up to 6 months of planning and a minimum of 26 months of operation. The 26 months of operation includes 3-4 months for follow-up services. Grantees may provide follow-up services to some participants while providing direct services to others. DOL will require grantees to competitively select local sub-grantees to operate the program in a minimum of three high-poverty, high-crime communities in at least two states.

    Issue Date: March 15, 2012
    Closing Date: May 1, 2012

    Full Announcement (pdf format)

    Awarded
    Grants Awardees for SGA-DFA-PY-11-09

  • Indian and Native American Employment and Training Programs; Solicitation for Grant Applications and Announcement of Competition Waivers for Program Years 2012 and 2013 - SGA-DFA-PY-11-07

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (the Department or DOL), announces the availability of $47,561,938 in adult funding and $12,365,295 in Supplemental Youth program funding to grantees designated to provide employment and training services to Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians under section 166 of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) for Program Year (PY) 2012 (July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013). Approximately $1,418,542 of these funds are available for competition for the Comprehensive Services Program (Adult), and approximately $8,138 of these funds are available for the Supplemental (Youth) Services Program. This SGA contains the procedures by which the Department will select and designate the WIA section 166 grantees for PYs 2012 and 2013 (July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014).

    Issue Date: March 15, 2012
    Closing Date: April 18, 2012

    Full Announcement (pdf format)

  • Senior Community Service Employment Program National Grants for Program Year (PY) 2012 - SGA-DFA-PY-11-04

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department) announces a grant competition for national grantees funded under the Community Service Employment for Older Americans program, authorized under title V of the Older Americans Act (OAA) as amended in 2006, Pub. L. No. 109-365. This program is commonly referred to as the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). Approximately $346,000,000 in grant funds will be available for national grantees.

    Issue Date: March 8, 2012
    Closing Date: May 10, 2012

    Full Announcement (pdf format)

    Appendix A (Word format)
    Appendix B (Word format)

    Awarded
    Grants Awardees for SGA-DFA-PY-11-04

  • YouthBuild Grants - SGA-DFA-PY-11-06

    The Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), announces the availability of approximately $75 million in grant funds authorized by the YouthBuild provisions of the Workforce Investment Act [29 USC 2918a]. YouthBuild grants will be awarded through a competitive process. Under this solicitation, DOL will award grants to organizations to oversee the provision of education, occupational skills training, and employment services to disadvantaged youth in their communities while performing meaningful work and service to their communities. Based on FY 2012 funding, DOL hopes to serve approximately 5,210 participants during the grant period of performance, with projects operating in approximately 75 communities across the country.

    Issue Date: March 7, 2012
    Closing Date: May 8, 2012

    Full Announcement (pdf format)

    Issue Date: April 9, 2012
    Closing Date: May 8, 2012

    Amendment One (pdf format)

    Awarded
    Grant Awardees for SGA-DFA-PY-11-06

  • Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants Program - SGA-DFA-PY-11-08

    The U.S. Department of Labor (the Department) announces the availability of up to $500 million in grant funds to be awarded under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grants program. The TAACCCT grants program provides eligible institutions of higher education, as defined in section 102 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1002), with funds to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career training programs that can be completed in two years or less, and are suited for workers who are eligible for training under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Workers Program ("TAA-eligible workers") of the Trade Act of 1974 (as amended) 19 U.S.C. 2271-2323, as well as other adults. Eligible institutions may be located in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico or the U.S. territories; however, the competitiveness of institutions in the U.S. territories under this SGA may be impacted by their limited opportunity to serve TAA-eligible workers. The Department intends to fund multi-year grants to eligible institutions for either developing new education and career training program strategies or for replicating existing evidence-based design, development, and/or delivery strategies for such programs.

    Issue Date: February 24, 2012
    Closing Date: May 24, 2012

    Full Announcement (pdf format)

    Issue Date: April 18, 2012
    Closing Date: May 24, 2012

    Amendment One (pdf format)

    Awarded
    Grant Awardees for SGA-DFA-PY-11-08

  • Workforce Data Quality Initiative - SGA-DFA-PY-11-01

    The Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announces the availability of approximately $12.1 million from funds made available through the Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 DOL appropriation for Training and Employment Services for grants to State Workforce Agencies (SWA) to develop the Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI). ETA expects to award approximately twelve grants of up to $1 million each for a 36 month period of performance. This performance period includes all necessary implementation and start-up activities. Eligible applicants for this solicitation are those SWAs within the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands that were not recipients of a round one WDQI grant (as a result of solicitation SGA/DFA PY 09-10). Grants awarded will provide SWAs the opportunity to develop and use State workforce longitudinal administrative data systems. These State longitudinal data systems will, at a minimum, include information on programs that provide training, employment services, and unemployment insurance. These systems must also be linked longitudinally at the individual level to allow for analysis which will lead to enhanced opportunity for program evaluation and lead to better information for customers and stakeholders of the workforce system. In addition, these systems must connect with the U.S. Department of Education's (ED) Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) databases. Where such longitudinal systems do not exist or are incipient, WDQI grant assistance may be used to design and develop workforce data systems that are longitudinal and which are designed to link with relevant education data or longitudinal education data systems. WDQI grant assistance may also be used to improve upon and more effectively use existing State longitudinal systems.

    Issue Date: February 21, 2012
    Closing Date: April 19, 2012

    Full Announcement (pdf format)

    Awarded
    Grants Awardees for SGA-DFA-PY-11-01

  • Serving Young Adult Ex-Offenders through Training and Service-Learning - SGA-DFA-PY-11-03

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department), announces the availability of approximately $30 million in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Investment Act for Reintegration of Ex-Offenders (RExO) Training and Service-Learning grants to serve young adult offenders ages 18 through 21 who have been involved in the juvenile justice system from the age of 14 or above and have never been convicted as an adult under Federal or State law. ETA expects to award a minimum of 20 grants at various amounts up to $1.5 million each to cover a 30-month period that includes up to four months of planning and a minimum of 26 months of operation. Any non-profit organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status, unit of state or local government, or any Indian and Native American entity eligible for grants under WIA Section 166 may apply for these grants. Service-learning projects conducted through these grants must integrate meaningful community service with instruction and reflection that enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and encourage lifelong civic engagement. Training provided through these grants is expected to lead to credentials recognized by in demand industries in the grantee's geographic area to be served. Through service-learning, returning offenders are offered the opportunity to reestablish community-based trust while enhancing their work-based skills and status in their communities.

    Issue Date: February 16, 2012
    Closing Date: April 17, 2012

    Full Announcement (pdf format)

    Awarded
    Grants Awardees for SGA-DFA-PY-11-03

  • Reintegration of Ex-Offenders (RExO) Adult Generation 5 - SGA-DFA-PY-11-02

    The Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, announces the availability of approximately $20.6 million to serve adult ex-offenders returning to their communities. The Department expects to award approximately 17 grants of up to $1,212,000 each for 27-months, which includes up to three months for a planning phase and a minimum of 24 months of operation. Any non-profit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status may apply for these grants to provide pre-release and post-release services to ex-offenders returning to high-poverty, high-crime communities. These services will include job training leading to credentials for in-demand industries, employment preparation, mentoring and assistance connecting to supportive services such as housing, and substance abuse programs and mental health treatment.

    Issue Date: January 12, 2012
    Closing Date: March 13, 2012

    Full Announcement (pdf format)

    Issue Date: February 7, 2012
    Closing Date: March 13, 2012

    Amendment One (pdf format)

    Awarded
    Grant Awardees for SGA-DFA-PY-11-02

  • Workforce Innovation Fund - SGA-DFA-PY-11-05

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), announces the availability of approximately $98.5 million in Workforce Innovation Fund grants authorized by the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (P.L. 112-10). These funds support innovative approaches to the design and delivery of employment and training services that generate long-term improvements in the performance of the public workforce system, both in terms of outcomes for job seeker and employer customers and cost-effectiveness.

    Issue Date: December 22, 2011
    Closing Date: March 22, 2012

    Full Announcement (pdf format)

    Issue Date: January 27, 2012
    Closing Date: March 22, 2012

    Amendment One (pdf format)

    Awarded
    Grants Awardees for SGA-DFA-PY-11-05

  • GRANTS FOR 2011


  • Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for Cooperative Agreements Under the Disability Employment Initiative - SGA-DFA-PY-10-14

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), in coordination with Department of Labor's (DOL's) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), announces the availability of approximately $20 million for a second round of cooperative agreements to state agencies that administer the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). These funds provide an opportunity for states to develop and implement a plan for improving effective and meaningful participation of persons with disabilities in the workforce.

    DOL is using this funding to implement the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI), through which the Department intends to make six to ten grant awards designed to: 1) improve educational, training, and employment opportunities and outcomes of youth and adults with disabilities who are unemployed, underemployed, and/or receiving Social Security disability benefits; and 2) help these individuals with disabilities find a path into the middle class through exemplary and model service delivery by the public workforce system. The DOL will award DEI grants for a three-year period of performance.

    Issue Date: May 31, 2011
    Closing Date: July 15, 2011

    Full Announcement (pdf format)

    Grant Awardees for SGA-DFA-PY-10-14

  • Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge - SGA-DFA-PY-10-15

    This posting announces the availability of funding for the Jobs Accelerator. Regions across the nation can compete for complementary Federal resources that will be targeted to address the gaps and opportunities specific to their self-identified, high-potential industry clusters. The Jobs Accelerator leverages existing financial and technical resources from 16 Federal agencies and bureaus to support the development of approximately 20 high-growth industry clusters selected through a competitive inter-agency grant process. Funds awarded to the winning applicants can be used to achieve measurable outcomes such as commercialization, business formation, expansion of existing businesses, job creation, and exports. Total proposed funding for the Jobs Accelerator is approximately $33 million in direct Federal support from funding agencies, subject to the availability of appropriations.

    The funding agencies are the Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration, the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration, and, subject to the availability of appropriations, the Small Business Administration. This collaboration is designed to allow applicants to submit one application to access three complementary Federal sources to comprehensively support cluster development, and applicants must apply for all three funding sources available under the Jobs Accelerator FFO. Awards are expected to range from approximately $1.5 million to $2.2 million per cluster through the three funding agencies, and matching funds are required for a portion of the funding.

    Issue Date: May 20, 2011
    Closing Date: July 7, 2011

    Full Announcement (pdf format)

    Grant Awardees for SGA-DFA-PY-10-15

  • H-1B Technical Skills Training Grants - SGA-DFA-PY-10-13

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL or the Department), announces the availability of approximately $240 million in funds for an H-1B Technical Skills Training Grants program. This grant program is designed to provide education, training, and job placement assistance in the occupations and industries for which employers are using H-1B visas to hire foreign workers, and the related activities necessary to support such training. H-1B technical skills training grants are financed by a user fee paid by employers to bring foreign workers into the United States under the H-1B nonimmigrant visa program. This technical skills training program was authorized under Section 414 (c) of the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 (ACWIA), as amended (29 USC 2916a). Grant awards will be made only to the extent that funds are available.

    The Department will make awards to two types of training grants: those that provide On-the-Job Training (OJT) to all participants and those that use other training strategies. Of the awards granted through this Solicitation, at least $150 million will be awarded to grantees that provide OJT to all participants. Between the two types of grants awarded (OJT and other training strategies), DOL intends to fund at least $45 million to applicants proposing to provide training for occupations in the health care industry and at least $60 million to applicants that serve long-term unemployed individuals. While this Solicitation is open, DOL anticipates that additional funding will accrue for this grant program. Such additional funding may be made available for awards during the second round of funding,depending on the quality of applications received.

    The Department expects to award approximately 75-100 grants ranging from $1 million to $5 million with up to a 48-month period of performance. The Department will award grants to a partnership of private and public sector entities as defined in ACWIA. This partnership must include at least two entities from among the following groups: (1) businesses or business-related nonprofit organizations, such as trade associations; (2) education and training providers, including community colleges and other community-based organizations; and (3) entities involved in administering the workforce investment system established under Title I of the WIA, and economic development agencies.

    Issue Date: May 2, 2011
    Closing Date: June 2, 2011 and November 17, 2011

    Full Announcement (pdf format)

  • Issue Date: May 12, 2011
    Closing Date: June 2, 2011 and November 17, 2011

    Amendment One (pdf format)

    Questions & Answers (pdf format)

    First Round Grant Awardees for SGA-DFA-PY-10-13

    Awarded
    Second Round Grant Awardees for SGA-DFA-PY-10-13

  • Young Parents Demonstration - SGA-DFA-PY-10-12

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL, or the Department) announces the availability of approximately $5.5 million authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 to support applicants in providing intensive mentoring services to low-income young parents (both mothers and fathers, and expectant parents ages 16 to 24) participating in workforce development programs. Activities under this SGA are authorized under Section 171(b) of the Workforce Investment Act, which allows for demonstration and pilot projects for the purpose of developing and implementing techniques and approaches, and demonstrating the effectiveness of specialized methods, in addressing employment and training needs. Applicants must currently be operating a program for young parents that includes educational and occupational skills training, case management and supportive services that lead to family economic self-sufficiency. Funded projects will be encouraged to serve young parents in high-risk categories, including those who are victims of child abuse, children of incarcerated parents, court-involved youth, youth at-risk of court involvement , homeless and runaway youth, Indian and Native American youth, migrant youth, youth in or aging out of foster care, and youth with disabilities.

    Issue Date: March 30, 2011
    Closing Date: April 29, 2011

    Full Announcement (pdf format)

  • Awarded
    Grants Awardees for SGA-DFA-PY-10-12

  • National Farmworker Jobs Program - SGA-DFA-PY-10-05

    The U. S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Office of Workforce Investment, Division of Adult Services, announces a grant competition for operating the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP), under section 167 of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), 29 U.S.C. 2912. WIA generally requires DOL to conduct a general grants competition every two years to select NFJP grantees. Under section 167(a) of WIA, the Secretary must award grants on a competitive basis to eligible entities for the purposes of carrying out the activities authorized under section 167. We are conducting this competition before the passage of the Department of Labor's Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 appropriation in anticipation of the appropriation of funds for Program Year (PY) 2011 NFJP grants, but we will not obligate any funds for PY 2011 grants unless and until they are appropriated. The FY 2011 appropriation request for this program is $78,410,000, to be allocated among state service delivery areas for operation of NFJP. All interested applicants should read the full announcement in its entirety.

    Issue Date: March 16, 2011
    Closing Date: May 2, 2011

    Full Announcement (pdf format)

  • Awarded
    Grant Awardees for SGA-DFA-PY-10-05

  • National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Housing Assistance Program - SGA-DFA-PY-10-08

    The U.S. Department of Labor (the Department or DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Office of Workforce Investment (OWI), Division of Adult Services (DAS), announces a grant competition for operating the Housing Assistance portion of the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP), under section 167 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), 29 U.S.C. 2912. Section 167(a) of WIA requires the Secretary to conduct a grants competition every two years for the purpose of carrying out the activities authorized under section 167. Although housing assistance is identified in WIA as one of the allowable activities under NFJP, Congressional appropriations language directs the Department to make available a specific amount of the funds appropriated for the NFJP for migrant and seasonal farmworkers housing assistance grants, and requires that no less than 70 percent of the specified amount must be used for permanent housing activities. We are conducting this competition before the passage of the Department of Labor's Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 appropriation in anticipation of the appropriation of funds for Program Year (PY) 2011 NFJP housing assistance grants, but we will not obligate any funds for PY 2011 grants unless and until they are appropriated. The FY 2011 appropriation request for the housing assistance program is $5,700,000. All interested applicants should read the full announcement in its entirety.

    Issue Date: March 16, 2011
    Closing Date: May 3, 2011

    Full Announcement (pdf format)

  • Awarded
    Grant Awardees for SGA-DFA-PY-10-08

  • Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration (ETJD) - SGA-DFA-PY-10-11

    The Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announces the availability of approximately $40 million in grant funds authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 to support successful applicants in providing enhanced transitional jobs (ETJ) programs, as well as other activities and services, to increase the workforce participation of low-income, hard-to-employ populations, specifically non-custodial parents and/or ex-offenders reentering their communities. ETA intends to fund grantees proposing to implement ETJ program models that go beyond transitional jobs (TJ) programs currently operating or tested previously. ETA seeks applications from either Local Workforce Investment Boards or non-profit community or faith-based organizations with 501(c)(3) IRS status with experience with providing TJ programs, or that represents a partnership that includes an organization with experience providing TJ programs. Applicants must demonstrate that a relationship exists with the required partners or that such a relationship could be established quickly because of existing connections and agreements to work together. Applicants may also include other partners that can provide needed services for program participants and/or refer participants to the applicant as described in the SGA. Upon selection, all grantees will be required to participate in a random assignment evaluation.

    Issue Date: March 2, 2011
    Closing Date: April 15, 2011

    Full Announcement (pdf format)

  • Issue Date: March 8, 2011
    Closing Date: April 15, 2011

    Amendment One (pdf format)

    Issue Date: March 18, 2011
    Closing Date: April 15, 2011

    Amendment Two (pdf format)

    Awarded
    Grants Awardees for SGA-DFA-PY-10-11

  • Career Pathways Innovation Fund Grants Program - SGA-DFA-PY-10-06

    On April 15, 2011, the President signed Public Law 112-10, Full Year Continuing Appropriation Act, 2011, to appropriate funds for the Department of Labor and other agencies for the remainder of fiscal year 2011. Among the budget cuts, the Full Year Continuing Appropriation contained a rescission of the $125 million in prior year funds that were to be used for this grant competition. In light of this rescission, ETA must cancel the competition. We will not panel applications submitted in response to the Career Pathways Innovation Fund solicitation or take other steps to evaluate the proposals. All applications that were submitted will be properly disposed in accordance with applicable Federal record-keeping requirements.

    We do not anticipate that we will renew this funding opportunity in the near future. The Continuing Resolution did not appropriate fiscal year 2011 funds for the Career Pathways Innovation Fund. Additionally, we do not anticipate that the Career Pathways Innovation Fund will be funded in the fiscal year 2012 Department of Labor appropriation.

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL or the Department) announces the availability of up to $122 million in grant funds to be awarded under the Career Pathways Innovation Fund (CPIF) Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA, or Solicitation). Based on statutory requirements, at least $65 million of the total designated funds will be reserved for projects that focus on the health care sector. Four types of entities are eligible to apply as lead grantees: Local Workforce Investment Boards (LWIBs), individual community and technical colleges, community college districts, and state community college systems. For the total amount of funds available through this SGA, DOL intends to fund approximately 40 to 50 grants ranging from $1 million to $5 million. In addition, DOL intends to reserve funding of approximately $6.25 million of the total appropriation to award additional funding to support grantee efforts to conduct a third-party evaluation of the grant activities.

    Issue Date: February 28, 2011
    Closing Date: March 31, 2011

    Full Announcement (pdf format)

  • Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) for Serving Juvenile Offenders in High-Poverty, High-Crime Communities - SGA-DFA-PY-10-09

    The Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announces the availability of approximately $17 million in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to serve juvenile offenders, ages 16 to 24, in high-poverty, high-crime communities. The purpose of these grants is to improve the long-term labor market prospects of these youth. The Department expects to award two grants of $8.5 million each to organizations with the capacity to implement multi-site, multi-state projects. Grantees will be required to competitively select local sub-grantees to operate the program in a minimum of five high-poverty, high-crime communities in at least two states.

    Issue Date: February 28, 2011
    Closing Date: April 12, 2011

    Full Announcement (pdf format)

    Issue Date: March 17, 2011
    Closing Date: April 12, 2011

    Amendment One (pdf format)

  • Awarded
    Grants Awardees for SGA-DFA-PY-10-09


  • Green Jobs Innovation Fund - SGA-DFA-PY-10-07

    The Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announces the availability of approximately $40 million in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Title I, Subtitle D, Section 171(d), Public Law 105-220 for the Green Jobs Innovation Fund (GJIF) to increase the number of individuals completing training programs who receive industry-recognized credentials and to increase the number of individuals completing training programs for employment in green jobs. ETA proposes to fund approximately five to eight grants to national and statewide organizations with local affiliates with existing career training programs to provide technical and basic skills training that lead to green job opportunities in at least six communities per grant with this SGA. With these grants, the Department is emphasizing critical steps along green career pathways by: 1) forging linkages between Registered Apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs, and/or 2) integrating the delivery of technical and basic skills training through community-based partnerships.

    Issue Date: February 23, 2011
    Closing Date: March 29, 2011

    Full Announcement (pdf format)

  • Issue Date: March 4, 2011
    Closing Date: March 29, 2011

    Amendment One (pdf format)

    Issue Date: March 15, 2011
    Closing Date: March 29, 2011

    Amendment Two (pdf format)

    Awarded
    Grants Awardees for SGA-DFA-PY-10-07

  • Reintegration of Ex-Offenders - Adult Program Grants - SGA-DFA-PY-10-10

    Through this notice, The U.S. Department of Labor's (the "Department") Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announces the availability of approximately $11.7 million in grant funds to provide pre-release and post-release services to ex-offenders returning to high poverty, high-crime communities. These services will include job training and employment preparation, mentoring, and assistance connecting to supportive services such as housing, substance abuse programs and mental health treatment. Specifically, the employment component of the grant will focus on the development of employment opportunities in in-demand occupations, including emerging "green" jobs. These grants will be awarded through a competitive process. The Department expects to award approximately 10 grants of approximately $1,170,000 each for a 27-month period of performance.

    Issue Date: February 10, 2011
    Closing Date: March 17, 2011

    Full Announcement (pdf format)

  • Issue Date: February 24, 2011
    Closing Date: March 17, 2011

    Amendment One (pdf format)

    Awarded
    Grant Awardees for SGA-DFA-PY-10-10

  • Civic Justice Corps Solicitation for Grant Applications - SGA-DFA-PY-10-04

    The Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announces the availability of approximately $20 million in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Investment Act for Civic Justice Corps Grants to serve juvenile offenders ages 18 to 24 who have been involved with the juvenile justice system within 12 months before entry into the program. Civic Justice Corps projects funded through this grant announcement will provide young offenders the opportunity to give something back to their communities through community service to make up for past transgressions. Such projects hold promise for reducing the recidivism rate of juvenile offenders by improving their vocational and educational skills and long-term prospects in the labor market and by increasing their attachment to their community and their sense of community responsibility. These grants will be awarded through a competitive process. ETA intends to fund a minimum of 13 grants at various amounts. Applicants may submit only one proposal of up to $1.5 million to cover a 30-month period of performance that includes up to four months of planning and a minimum of 26 months of operation.

    Issue Date: February 7, 2011
    Closing Date: March 15, 2011

    Full Announcement (pdf format)

  • Issue Date: February 25, 2011
    Closing Date: March 15, 2011

    Amendment One (pdf format)

    Awarded
    Grants Awardees for SGA-DFA-PY-10-04

  • Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants Program - SGA-DFA-PY-10-03

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL or the Department) announces the availability of up to $500 million in grant funds to be awarded under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grants program (TAACCCT). These funds are available to eligible institutions of higher education to serve workers who are eligible for training under the TAA for workers program in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The 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 Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers program, and prepare program participants for employment in high-wage, high-skill occupations. The Department intends to fund grants ranging from $2.5 million to $5 million for individual applicants and from $2.5 million to $20 million for consortium applicants.

    Issue Date: January 20, 2011
    Closing Date: April 21, 2011

    Full Announcement (pdf format)

  • Issue Date: February 8, 2011
    Closing Date: April 21, 2011

    Amendment One (pdf format)

    Issue Date: April 5, 2011
    Closing Date: April 21, 2011

    Amendment Two (pdf format)

    Issue Date: April 19, 2011
    Closing Date: April 21, 2011

    Amendment Three (pdf format)

    Awarded
    Grants Awardees for SGA-DFA-PY-10-03



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