The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of job seekers, wage earners and retirees by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities, protecting their retirement and health benefits and generally protecting worker rights and monitoring national economic measures.
Fiscal Year 2008: Outcomes are published annually and posted on the Internet at:
www.doleta.gov/Performance/eta_default.cfm. Fiscal Year 2009: Performance plans are published annually and posted on the Internet at:
www.dol.gov/dol/aboutdol/main.htm#budget. Fiscal Year 2010: Once finalized, Department of Labor budgets are posted on the Internet and are available at:
Uses and Use Restrictions
The Act authorizes three levels of service, which are available to all job seekers.
"Core" services include outreach, job search and placement assistance, and labor market information, and are available to all jobseekers.
"Intensive" services include more comprehensive assessments, development of individual employment plans and counseling, and career planning, and are available to those who could not find employment through core services.
Those customers who cannot find employment through intensive services may receive "training" services linked to job opportunities in their communities, including both occupational training and training in basic skills.
To promote customer choice and involvement in career decisions, participants use an "individual training account" to select an appropriate training program from a qualified training provider.
The Act also authorizes the provision of supportive services (e.g., transportation and child care assistance) to enable an individual to participate in the program.
Funds reserved by the Secretary are also used for technical assistance and training and demonstration programs.
Funds must be used in accordance with the statute and regulations.
State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals): Employment/Labor/Management; Training.
Territories and possessions: Employment/Labor/Management
Formula-funded programs are subject to governor/Secretary Agreement and State Plan. States sign a grant document agreeing to comply with the Act and regulations for the formula-allotted program. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is required.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.
12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. The governor submits a single Strategic State Plan in accordance with one of the Planning guidance, either Stand-Alone or Unified, issued through the Federal Register. The planning guidance provide detailed instruction on what must be included in the State Plan. The Unified Planning Guidance provides a framework for collaboration across programs and integration of services beyond WIA Title I programs and Wagner-Peyser Activities, including non-DOL programs and other DOL programs. The plan is submitted to the Federal Coordinator for Plan Review and Approval, currently Janet Sten, Division of Workforce System Support, Office of Workforce Investment, Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room S-4231, Washington, DC 20210.
Formula Funds: Those portions of the State Plan over which the Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training exercises authority are reviewed and approved by the Employment and Training Administration. Formula funds are awarded to the states based on a statutory formula provided in the authorizing legislation.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Title I, Subtitle B, Chapter 5 , Title I, Public Law 105-220, 20 U.S.C 9201; The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009, Title VIII, Public Law 111-5.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 90 to 120 days. State plans will be reviewed in accordance with 20 CFR 661.220(e), which provides that the Secretary must approve all state plans within 90 days of their submission, unless the Secretary determines in writing that: (1) the state plan is inconsistent with the provisions of Title I of WIA or the WIA regulations, including 29 CFR Part 37; or (2) the portion of the state plan impacting the Wagner-Peyser Act plan does not satisfy the criteria for approval in section 8(d) of the Wagner-Peyser Act or the Wagner-Peyser Act regulations at 20 CFR Part 652.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title Workforce Investment Act of 1998 , Public Law 105-220.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Formula funds are allotted to states under a statutory formula based on the distribution of unemployed individuals by state in three categories of unemployment. There are no matching requirements. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Post Assistance Requirements
Program reports are submitted annually.
No cash reports are required.
No progress reports are required.
Quarterly financial reports are required in accordance with 20 CFR 667.300.
Regional Federal Project Officers conduct monitoring using risk assessments, desk reviews, and on-site visits.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Subject to audits by the Department of Labor or other authorized Government agencies.
States are required to maintain adequate records in accordance with 29 CFR 95 and 97.
16-0184-0-1-504 - ARRA; 16-0174-0-1-504.
(Formula Grants) FY 08 $0; FY 09 est $1,241,000,000; FY 10 est $0. (Formula Grants) FY 08 $1,001,000,000; FY 09 est $971,000,000; FY 10 est $1,130,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Formula fund grants ranged from $ 1,950,897 to $ 212,284,647.
Recovery Act grants ranged from $ 2,039,325 to $ 221,906,888.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
20 CFR 652 et al., Federal Register of August 2000.
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Contact appropriate Regional Employment and Training Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Margaret Ewell, 200 Constitution Ave, N.W., Room S-4209, Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Email: email@example.com Phone: (202) 693-3160 Fax: (202) 693-3160
Criteria for Selecting Proposals