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2017 Funding Opportunites

GRANTS FOR 2017

  • Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations ("WANTO") Technical Assistance Grant Program: FOA-WB-17-01

    The Women's Bureau ("WB"), U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL," or "the Department," or "we"), announce the availability of approximately $1.294 million in grant funds to fund approximately four grants to provide technical assistance ("TA") to employers and labor unions to encourage employment of women in apprenticeable occupations and nontraditional occupations ("A/NTO").


  • Disability Employment Initiative Grants : FOA-ETA-17-05

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), announces the availability of approximately $15 million in grant funds t to fund approximately 8 grants (as defined in 2 CFR 200.24) to state workforce agencies, ranging from $1.5 million to $2.5 million each. Applicants may apply for up to $2.5 million of funding. The purpose of this program is to provide funding to expand the capacity of American Job Centers (AJCs), also known as One-Stop Centers, to promote the use of existing career pathways to serve two populations: 1) adults (ages 18 and older) with visible, non-visible, and significant disabilities, including those who have acquired disabilities in adulthood; and 2) youth (ages 14-24) with visible, non-visible, and significant disabilities, including those who have chronic health conditions. Under this round of DEI funding, grantees will focus on improvements needed to make their existing "career pathways" systems fully inclusive of and accessible to individuals with disabilities.


  • Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) Round 6: FOA-ETA-17-01

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announces the availability of approximately $5.7 million in grant funds to provide funding to eligible State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) to develop or make improvements to a State's longitudinal data system. SWAs in the 50 States, DC, PR, USVI, AS, GU and MP are eligible to apply, with restrictions as found in Section III.A. of the Funding Announcement itself.

    ETA anticipates awarding up to up to four awards, three awards of up to one million dollars, and one award of up to $2.7 million. These grants will have a three-year period-of-performance.


  • Reentry Projects (RP): FOA-ETA-17-02

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announces the availability of approximately $66 million in grant funds to serve either adults (ages 25 or older), or young adults (ages 18-24) who have been involved in the justice system make successful transitions back to the community. All projects must be located in high-poverty, high-crime communities.

    ETA anticipates awarding up to $4,500,000 each to approximately eight (8) intermediary organizations, approximately three (3) proposing to serve adults and approximately five (5) proposing to serve young adults. ETA also plans to award up to $1,500,000 each to approximately twenty (20) CBOs, approximately thirteen (13) proposing to serve adults and approximately seven (7) proposing to serve young adults. These grants will have a three-year period-of-performance.


  • Indian and Native American Employment and Training Programs - Assistance to Unique Populations in Alaska and Hawaii: FOA-ETA-17-04

    The U.S. Department of Labor announces the availability of $497,000 in funding to serve Native Hawaiian and Alaskan Native youth and young adults, ages 14-24, to develop skills needed for high-growth, in-demand occupations and industries. These grants are designed specifically to provide skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields. They aim to increase Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native enrollment in STEM-related certificate and degree programs, as well as provide education mentoring programs and work experience in STEM-related professions. Public and private nonprofit organizations, tribal organizations, American Indian tribal colleges or universities, and institutions of higher education are eligible. Funds are awarded on a competitive basis.


  • YouthBuild 2017: FOA-ETA-17-03

    The Employment and Training Administration announces the availability of approximately $80 million in grant funds for YouthBuild. WIOA further engages the YouthBuild program by making it a required One-Stop partner, providing the opportunity for YouthBuild to share its expertise in serving out-of-school youth. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, DOL hopes to award approximately 80 projects across the country. Individual grants will range from $700,000 to $1.1 million and require an exact 25 percent match from applicants, using sources other than federal funding.

    Prospective Applicant Webinar Recording

    NOTE: Grantees who received funding from the FY 2016 YouthBuild competition [FOA-ETA-16-10] are funded through mid-February 2020, and these grantees (based on their unique Employer Identification Numbers) are not eligible to participate in this competition.




 

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