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    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.
 

Grants.gov

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

Competitive Grants

 
 

National Dislocated Worker Grants

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    National Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) application submission will transition from the DWG application system (e-System) to the Grants.gov portal, effective July 1, 2019. This webpage provides the current status of that effort, and will eventually house suggested application forms and tools to assist with the new procedures for submitting DWG funding requests and their associated grant modifications.

    DWG applicants/grantees may consult this webpage for updates regarding DWG submission procedures as the transition period unfolds.

    Current DWG application and modification procedures are outlined below. Additional questions regarding the process may be emailed to DOL-ETA-DWG@dol.gov.

    DWG APPLICATION SYSTEM (e-SYSTEM)

    • Applications for DWG funding under Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 2-15 must be submitted through the e-System until July 1, 2019.
    • To request system access, contact Jeanette Provost at provost.jeanette@dol.gov. Eligible applicants will receive e-System registration guidance, culminating with a system pin and password.
    • The system will generate the appropriate on-line forms for the applicant to complete based on the type of DWG funding requested.
    • Modification submissions for grants whose initial application came through the e-System must also be submitted through the e-System. This includes modification requests seeking incremental or supplemental funding. This modification process continues after the July 1, 2019 termination of the e-System application process, until the grant expires.
    • Technical assistance for application and modification submission may be obtained by contacting Jeanette Provost at provost.jeanette@dol.gov.

    GRANTS.GOV APPLICATION SUBMISSION

    • At the present time, only applicants requesting funding under TEGL 4-18, National Health Emergency Phase Two: Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grants to Address the Opioid Crisis (NHE DWGs), may use Grants.gov for application submission. These applicants follow submission instructions found in TEGL 4-18, and in the Grants.gov posting of the funding opportunity.
    • Grantees requesting to modify grants initially submitted through Grants.gov must send a modification request via email to their assigned Federal Project Officer (FPO) in the applicable regional office. Modifications requesting incremental or supplemental funding for these grants are also emailed to the FPO to ensure compliance with application requirements, then formally submitted through the DWG mailbox: DOL-ETA-DWG@dol.gov.
    • Requests for applicants/grantees to revise Grants.gov applications or related modifications will be emailed by the National Office to the applicable FPO for review, via the DWG mailbox. The FPO then forwards to the applicant/grantee. Responses to a revision request must be emailed to the FPO for review/concurrence, then formally submitted to the DWG mailbox, with a cc to the FPO and the requesting grant specialist.

    IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

    • July 1, 2019: The e-System will no longer accept new DWG applications. Funding requests must be submitted through Grants.gov.
    • September 30, 2019: The Quarterly Performance Report (QPR), form ETA-9104 in the e-System, expires. This is the last day a report may be submitted for the quarter ending June 30, 2019. Performance reports for the quarter ending September 30, 2019 must be submitted in accordance with TEGL 14-18, Aligning Performance Accountability Reporting, Definitions, and Policies Across Workforce Employment and Training Programs Administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. The requirements for DWGs are specifically outlined in Attachment 6 of TEGL 14-18.


Formula Grants

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    Funding opportunities for formula grants are available for State Workforce Agencies, State Labor Commissioners, Indian and Native American Program Grantees, and State Apprenticeship Agencies. These opportunities are announced through Training and Employment Guidance Letters (TEGLs) or Unemployment Insurance Program Letters (UIPLs) sent directly to eligible entities (may vary depending on the opportunity), and posted on www.grants.gov and www.doleta.gov/grants. The program purpose, funding, and submission requirements are outlined in the appropriate TEGL or UIPL. An example of a most recent formula grant opportunity can be found here.

ETA Resources:

 
  • 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.
 
  • Division of Cost Determination:

    Information to help explain what indirect costs are and whether they are appropriate for an applicant to include indirect costs in their budget submission. There is also information about how an applicant would work with the Cost Determination Division to commence the indirect cost negotiation process.