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Workforce Innovation Fund Solicitation

Round 2

The solicitation for Round 2 under the Fund will provide up to $53 million in grants authorized by Consolidated Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (P.L. 113-6) and the Consolidated Funding Act, 2014 (P.L. 113-76) to states, local workforce areas, and entities eligible for Section 166 Indian and Native American Program grants.
See News Release dated May 2014

These funds will support innovative approaches to the design and delivery of employment and training services that generate long-term improvements in the performance of the public workforce system, both in terms of outcomes for job seeker and employer customers and cost-effectiveness. Particularly the Fund seeks to:

  • Re-tool service delivery strategies and/or policy and administrative systems and processes to improve outcomes for workforce system customers; and
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of such activities.

By focusing on change at both the service delivery and the systems levels, and by requiring rigorous evaluation of each investment, ETA seeks to ensure that these investments form the basis for broader change and continuous improvement in the operation of the public workforce system. By adding new value for our customers, ETA seeks to contribute to the identification and documentation of evidence-based practice within the field of workforce development.

Round 1

This first solicitation issued under the Fund provided approximately $146.9 million in grants authorized by the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (P.L. 112-10) and the Appropriations Act, 2012 (P.L. 112-74, Div. F, Tit. I) to states, local workforce areas, and entities eligible for Section 166 Indian and Native American Program grants.

To see what grantees from Round 1 are doing, please visit http://innovation.workforce3one.org

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