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SAM.gov
A government-wide registry for vendors doing business with the federal government. ALL DOL funding recipients must have and maintain an active SAM.gov registration from the time of application through the end of the period of performance in the event of award selection.

DUNS: Dun & Bradstreet website: Currently, all organizations must have a DUNS number in order to register with SAM.gov

Grants.gov

 
    The web site where discretionary DOL grant applications are submitted, and which lists Federal grant opportunities from other Departments/Agencies.
 

ETA Resources:

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  • OMB Uniform Guidance: The Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) at 2 CFR 200 is the first consolidation of grant management requirements in many years. Prior to the Uniform Guidance, Federal grant management requirements governing administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements were found in eight separate OMB Circulars.

    The Department of Labor's adoption of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) is found at 2 CFR 2900 which includes a limited number of exceptions approved by OMB to ensure consistency with existing policy and procedures.
  • Standard Terms and Conditions: Standard grant terms and conditions template for ETA grants. Individual grant agreements may contain slightly different terms and/or conditions thus each recipient should refer and adhere to those terms and conditions in each grant agreement document. 2016 Terms Template, 2015 Terms Template, 2014 Terms Template
 
  • Division of Cost Determination: Information to help explain what indirect costs are, whether they are appropriate for an applicant's budget submission, and how to proceed with negotiation with the Cost Determination Division if they are.