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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 registration from the time of application through the end of the period of performance.

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

Competitive Grants



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    On July 1, 2019, the Employment and Training Administration is phasing out the National Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) Application System (e-System). All new DWG applications must be submitted through Applications in e-System draft status as of July 1, 2019 may be submitted in the e-System after the July 1 deadline. Click here: Instructions for the Submission of National Dislocated Worker Grant Applications and Modifications.

    As of 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 and 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.