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Current Grant Funding Opportunities

    Paid Leave Analysis: FOA-WB-15-01

    The Women's Bureau (WB), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department, or we), announces the availability of approximately $1.25 million in grant funds to award up to ten (10) grants of no more than $250,000 each. This program is intended to support research and analysis needed to explore, develop, implement and/or improve paid family and medical leave programs at the State and municipal levels, as well as in U.S. Territories and Possessions and federally recognized Indian/Native American Tribes. Research and analysis activities must fall into one or more of the following five categories: •Statistical analysis, such as cost-benefit or actuarial studies; •Feasibility analysis; •Economic-impact analysis; •Financing, eligibility and benefit modeling; and •Education, outreach and marketing analysis for implementation purposes.

  • Issue Date: June 15, 2015
    Closing Date: July 15, 2015
    Full Announcement (pdf format)
  • To apply before the closing date: Click Here for the Grants.gov posting page
  • For further information, please see the prospective applicant powerpoint HERE

  • Workforce Innovation Fund Limited Competition Opportunity: FOA-ETA-15-10

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will use approximately $34 million in Workforce Innovation Fund (WIF) grants to promote system reforms and innovations that facilitate cooperation across programs to improve employment outcomes, cost effectiveness, and delivery of customer-centered services to job seekers, youth and employers. Awarded grants will focus on Job-Driven system alignment and implementation of a fully integrated workforce development system. It is designed to complement other federal efforts such as the implementation of the President's Job-Driven Training Agenda, Job-Driven National Emergency Grants (NEG), and previous rounds of WIF grants. Additional information on the President's Job-Driven Training Agenda is available at https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/skills_report_072014_2.pdf. Additional information on the WIF can be found at http://www.doleta.gov/workforce_innovation.

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  • Disability Employment Initiative - Round VI: FOA-ETA-15-08

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor announces the availability of approximately $15 million in grant funds authorized by Section 169, subsection (b), of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). We expect to fund approximately 8 cooperative agreements to state workforce agencies, ranging from $1.5 million to $2.5 million each. Applicants may apply for up to $2.5 million.

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) builds upon the DEI that the Department has funded since 2010. Through this FOA, the Department plans to support the development of job-driven, innovative, integrated, flexible, and universally-designed service delivery strategies in existing career pathways systems and programs. The Department believes that such development will increase the participation of individuals with disabilities in career pathways systems and programs.

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  • WDQI: FOA-ETA-15-06

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department, or we), announces the availability of approximately $10 million in grant funds for grants to State Workforce Agencies (SWA) for the Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI). The Department has reserved up to 3 percent of this round's total grant funding (a maximum amount of approximately $300,000) to provide technical assistance to grantees in developing and implementing their State workforce longitudinal administrative databases. Where such longitudinal systems do not exist or are in early development, WDQI grant assistance may be used to design and develop these databases. WDQI grant assistance can also be used to improve upon existing State workforce longitudinal databases. This FOA provides a description of the application submission requirements, outlines the process that eligible entities must use to apply for funds covered by this FOA, and details how grantees will be selected. Additional background information on the WDQI is available at http://www.doleta.gov/performance/workforcedatagrant09.cfm.

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  • YouthBuild: FOA-ETA-15-05

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL or Department), announces the availability of approximately $76 million in grant funds authorized by the YouthBuild provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (Pub. L. 113-128). It is the Department's intention to align this Announcement with pending WIOA regulations.

    Under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) (formerly known as a Solicitation for Grant Applications), DOL will award grants through a competitive process 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. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, DOL hopes to serve approximately 4,950 participants during the grant period of performance, with approximately 76 projects awarded 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. The grant period of performance for this FOA is 40 months, including a four-month planning period.

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  • Training to Work 3 - Adult Reentry: FOA-ETA-15-07

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department, or we), announces the availability of approximately $27 million in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and the Second Chance Act of 2007 for Training to Work 3 - Adult Reentry (T2W3).

    This Training to Work 3 - Adult Reentry (T2W3) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) provides the opportunity for organizations to develop and implement career pathways programs in demand sectors and occupations for men and women, including veterans, and people with disabilities, who are at least 18 years old and who are enrolled in work release programs (WRP). Additionally, grantees must provide a strategy to prioritize services to veterans that are in these WRPs. Career pathways are frameworks that help to define and map out a sequence of education, training and workforce skills training resulting in skilled workers that meet employers' needs. Career pathways link and coordinate education and training services in ways that enable workers to attain necessary credentials and, ultimately, employment. T2W3 is aligned with the Department's goal to make our Federal employment and training programs more job-driven.

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  • Face Forward 3-Intermediary and Community Grants: FOA-ETA-15-04

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) plans to award four intermediary organization grants of $5 million each and approximately 10 community organization grants of up to $1,050,000 million each, totaling approximately $30,500,000 million, to provide services to youth between the ages of 14 to 24 that have been involved in the JJS and never convicted in the adult criminal system.

    These Face Forward 3- Intermediary and Community grants will build on existing promising practices to assist youth participants, such as earning industry-recognized credentials in demand occupations and sectors, participating in self-exploration activities, providing on-the-job training (OJT) and work-based learning opportunities, participating in career planning and management activities, and strengthening industry and employer connections to ensure that the training program directly aligns with the skills and credentials needed to secure employment.

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  • Linking to Employment Activities Pre-release Specialized American Job Centers (AJCs): FOA-ETA-15-03

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor, announces the availability of approximately $5 million in grant funds authorized by Section 171, Pilot and Demonstration Projects, of the Workforce Investment Act and Section 212 of the Second Chance Act of 2007 for Linking to Employment Activities Pre-release Specialized American Job Centers (AJCs) grants.

    The purpose of this program is to provide locally incarcerated offenders with employability skills by providing them workforce services prior to release from local incarceration and linking them to a continuum of employment, training, education, and support services offered through their community-based AJCs post-release, as well as building connections to local employers that will enable transitioning offenders to secure employment pre-release. The jail-based specialized AJCs will enable transitioning offenders to prepare for employment prior to release and continue with individual development and service plans in the community once released. The aim of these centers is to improve workforce outcomes for transitioning offenders. These jail-based specialized AJCs will build upon the successful and effective strategies that currently exist in similar correctional facility-based one-stop centers across the country.

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  • National Guard Youth Challenge: FOA-ETA-15-01

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department), announces a funding opportunity to develop the Job ChalleNGe program, an expansion of the existing National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program.

    Developed in the early 1990s, the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program seeks to improve the employment and life prospects of youth ages 16 to 18 who have dropped out of high school and are disconnected from the labor market. The program currently operates in 27 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. The department will award three currently operating National Guard Youth ChalleNGe programs up to $4,000,000 each through this competition.

     

  • American Apprenticeship Initiative: FOA-ETA-15-02

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, or the department, or we), announces the availability of approximately $100 million in grant funds authorized by Section 414(c) of the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 (ACWIA), as amended (codified at 29 USC 2916a), for the American Apprenticeship Initiative. This initiative is intended to provide a catalyst in supporting a uniquely American Apprenticeship system that meets our country's particular economic, industry and workforce needs. American Apprenticeships (also referred to as Registered Apprenticeships) are innovative work-based learning and post-secondary earn-and- learn models that meet national standards for registration with the U.S. Department of Labor (or federally recognized State Apprenticeship Agencies).

    Approximately $100 million is expected to be available to fund approximately 25 grants. Grant awards will range from $2.5 - 5 million. Grant awards will be made only to the extent that funds are available.



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