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Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI)
Grant Information

In 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) launched round one of WDQI to fund the development, or enhancement, of state workforce longitudinal administrative databases. These state longitudinal databases will, at a minimum, include information on programs that provide training and employment services and will be linked longitudinally at the individual level to allow for analysis leading to enhanced opportunity for program evaluation and better information for customers and stakeholders of the workforce system.

WDQI funding is made available through competitive grants administered by DOL in support of a parallel and much larger effort, the Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) grants administered by the U.S. Department of Education. These two programs encourage the development of state education and workforce longitudinal administrative databases. Ultimately, databases developed through WDQI should be linked to education data at the individual level. Collecting these and other data sources longitudinally will provide a comprehensive picture of workers' earnings throughout their careers. Through analysis, these data will demonstrate the relationship between education and training programs, as well as the additional contribution of the provision of other employment services.

WHAT OUTCOME OR OUTPUTS ARE EXPECTED OF THE GRANTEES?

Each WDQI grantee is expected to fully develop (or expand in the case where states have a database underway) their workforce longitudinal database in addition to using that database to conduct analysis of state workforce and education systems. Additionally, WQDI grantees are expected to use this data analysis to create materials (i.e., scorecards) on state workforce performance to share with workforce system stakeholders and the public.

CURRENT AND PREVIOUS WDQI GRANTEES

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Round 2 (July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2015)

Funding Opportunity Press Release - http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/eta20120352.htm
FOA - https://www.doleta.gov/grants/pdf/wdqi_sga_dfa_py_11_01.pdf
Grant Recipients News Release - http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/ETA20121170.htm

Region

Grantee

FPO
(backup)

FPO
Email

FPO
Phone Number

Region 4

Arkansas

Grant period of performance has ended

Region 6

Hawaii

Denise Dombek

Dombek.Denise@dol.gov

415-625-7945

Region 6

Idaho

Grant period of performance has ended

Region 5

Illinois

Tommy Ouyang

Ouyang.Tommy@dol.gov

312-596-5512

Region 5

Michigan

Grant period of performance has ended

Region 5

Nebraska

Grant period of performance has ended

Region 1

New Jersey

Suzanne Pouliot

Pouliot.Suzanne@dol.gov

617-788-0180

Region 4

Oklahoma

David Lipnicky
(John Kuznar)

Lipnicky.David@dol.gov
(Kuznar.John.A@dol.gov)

972-850-4665
(972-850-4636)

Region 2

Pennsylvania

Grant period of performance has ended

Region 1

Rhode Island

Danielle Worthen-Ramos

Worthen-Ramos.Daniel@dol.gov

617-788-0314

Region 4

South Dakota

David Lipnicky
(John Kuznar)

Lipnicky.David@dol.gov
(Kuznar.John.A@dol.gov)

972-850-4665
(972-850-4636)

Region 6

Washington

Grant period of performance has ended

Round 3 (July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2016)

Funding Opportunity Press Release - http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/eta20130437.htm

FOA - http://www.dol.gov/dol/grants/SGA-DFA-PY-12-07.pdf
Grant Recipients News Release - http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/ETA20131166.htm

Region

Grantee

FPO
(backup)

FPO
Email

FPO
Phone Number

Region 5

Kansas

Tommy Ouyang

Ouyang.Tommy@dol.gov

312-596-5512

Region 3

North Carolina

Melissa Keels

Keels.Melissa@dol.gov

404-302-5367

Region 5

Ohio

Tommy Ouyang

Ouyang.Tommy@dol.gov

312-596-5512

Region 6

Oregon

Denise Dombek

Dombek.Denise@dol.gov

415-625-7945

Region 2

Virginia

Michael Toops

Toops.Michael.E@dol.gov

215-861-5217

Region 4

Wyoming

David Lipnicky
(John Kuznar)

Lipnicky.David@dol.gov
(Kuznar.John.A@dol.gov)

972-850-4665
(972-850-4636)

Round 4 (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2017)

Funding Opportunity Press Release - http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/ETA20140055.htm
FOA - https://www.doleta.gov/grants/pdf/WDQI_SGA_DFA_PY_13_05.pdf
Grant Recipients New Release - http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/ETA20141130.htm

Region

Grantee

FPO
(backup)

FPO
Email

FPO
Phone Number

Region 1

Connecticut

Danielle Worthen-Ramos

Worthen-Ramos.Danielle@dol.gov

617-788-0314

Region 5

Indiana

Tommy Ouyang

Ouyang.Tommy@dol.gov

312-596-5512

Region 3

Kentucky

Melissa Keels

Keels.Melissa@dol.gov

404-302-5367

Region 3

Mississippi

Linda Lundy

Lundy.Linda@dol.gov

404-302-5369

Region 5

Nebraska

Tommy Ouyang

Ouyang.Tommy@dol.gov

312-596-5512

Region 1

New Jersey

Suzanne Pouliot

Pouliot.Suzanne@dol.gov

617-788-0180

Round 5 (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2018)

Funding Opportunity Press Release - http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/ETA20150578.htm
FOA - https://www.doleta.gov/grants/pdf/FOA-ETA-15-06.pdf
Grant Recipients News Release - http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/ETA20151284.htm

Region

Grantee

FPO
(backup)

FPO
Email

FPO
Phone Number

Region 6

Alaska

Denise Dombek

Dombek.Denise@dol.gov

415-625-7945

Region 4

Arkansas

John Kuznar
(David Lipnicky)

Kuznar.John.A@dol.gov
(Lipnicky.David@dol.gov)

972-850-4636
(972-850-4665)

Region 5

Kansas

Tommy Ouyang

Ouyang.Tommy@dol.gov

312-596-5512

Region 1

Maine

Carmen Rodriguez

Rodriguez.Carmen@dol.gov

671-788-0110

Region 5

Michigan

Tommy Ouyang

Ouyang.Tommy@dol.gov

312-596-5512

Region 1

Rhode Island

Amanda Poirier

Poirier.Amanda@dol.gov

617-788-0124

Region 3

Tennessee

Jessica Otieno

Otieno.Jessica@dol.gov

404-302-5379

Region 4

Texas

John Kuznar
(David Lipnicky)

Kuznar.John.A@dol.gov
(Lipnicky.David@dol.gov)

972-850-4636
(972-850-4665)

Region 6

Washington

Denise Dombek

Dombek.Denise@dol.gov

415-625-7945

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