Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Dislocated Worker National Reserve Demonstration Grants

To carry out demonstration and pilot projects for the purpose of developing and implementing techniques and approaches, and demonstrating the effectiveness of specialized methods, in addressing employment and training needs of Dislocated Workers.


Agency - Department of Labor

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.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Contact the nearest Employment and Training Administration Regional Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Website Address

http://www.doleta.gov



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

To carry out demonstration and pilot projects for the purpose of developing and implementing techniques and approaches, and demonstrating the effectiveness of specialized methods, in addressing employment and training needs of Dislocated Workers.

Grants awarded for carrying out demonstration and pilot projects under this subsection shall be awarded only on a competitive basis, except that non competitive award may be in the case of a project that is funded jointly with other public or private sector entities that provide a portion of the funding for the project.

Funding for all demonstration projects is awarded competitively, except those funded jointly with other public or private sector entities.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State and local governments, Federal agencies, private non-profit and for profit organizations, including faith-based and community-based organizations, and educational institutions.

Note: Applicant eligibility may be restricted to one or more applicant classes under the particular announcement or solicitation.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Project participants are dislocated workers and incumbent workers.

Credentials/Documentation

Non-governmental entities ordinarily must furnish documentary evidence of adequate financial controls. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Grants for projects are awarded on a competitive basis, announced in Solicitations for Grant Applications (SGA) in the Federal Register and also on ETA"s Internet website http://www.doleta.gov. To compete for a grant, organizations develop a proposal and budget that demonstrate how the organization will provide services to a targeted population. The SGA provides all of the necessary information for applying for federal assistance.

Award Procedures

Procedures for each project are specified in the applicable SGA. Generally, the procedure is as follows: A technical review panel composed of staff from ETA program offices as well as peer reviewers evaluate eligible submitted applications. The panel prepares a report for the ETA Grant Officer identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the application and the cumulative rating. Once selections are made by the Grant Officer, an award notification is sent through the appropriate congressional channels for notification. After awardees are notified, the list of awardees is posted on the ETA Web site at www.doleta.gov. If an application is rejected, a letter is sent to the applicant.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Workforce Investment Act , Title 1, Part D, Section 171(d), Public Law 105-220, 29 U.S.C 2916.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals

Procedures for each project are specified in the applicable SGA.

Renewals

Project extensions available upon approval by the Grant Officer (renewals are not automatic). Requests for extensions or renewals must be submitted in writing.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Most projects last 1 to 2 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Program reports are required for accountability purposes.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are required for accountability purposes.

Cash reports are required for accountability purposes.

Quarterly progress reports on all grants awarded are a mandatory requirement of all solicitations.

Monthly progress reports are required for contracts/task orders.

Quarterly progress reports on all grants awarded are a mandatory requirement of all solicitations.

Monthly progress reports are required for contracts/task orders.

Performance monitoring is done by the Contracting Officer"s or Grant Officer"s Technical Representative in accordance with Federal Acquisition or Department of Labor Management Series Guidelines.

Audits

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.

Records

Recipients are required to maintain books, records, documents and other evidence of accounting procedures and practices sufficient to reflect properly all direct and indirect costs claimed to have been incurred for the performance of the grant. Records are to be retained for three years from the date of final payment unless the grant officer authorized earlier disposal.

Financial Information

Account Identification

16-0174-0-1-504.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Contracts)) FY 09 $4,000,000; FY 10 est $15,000,000; FY 11 est $17,000,000 - A maximum of ten percent of the WIA Dislocated Worker National Reserve may be used for Demonstration and Pilot projects.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Notices of SGAs are published periodically in the Federal Register on the ETA website at www.doleta.gov

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Contact the nearest Employment and Training Administration Regional Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Crystal Antiri, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room C5311, Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Email: antiri.crystal@dol.gov Phone: (202) 693-3512.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria for each proposal are specified in the applicable SGA.



Social Entrepreneurship
Spotlight



Social Enterprise Wins Start-up of the Year Award with $10,000 Prize

Social Enterprise Wins Start-up of the Year Award with $10,000 Prize
Bettr Barista Coffee Academy, a social enterprise that adopts a whole-person approach devoted towards enriching the...



Nonprofit Jobs in Washington

  Social Services Jobs
  Social Work Jobs
  Human Services Jobs
  Social Services Employment
  Executive Director Jobs





More Federal Domestic Assistance Programs


Drug-Free Communities Support Program National Youth Leadership Initiative | Water 2025 | Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms | Environmental Monitoring/Cleanup, Cultural and Resource Mgmt., Emergency Response Research, Outreach | Alzheimer"s Disease Demonstration Grants to States |  Site Style by YAML | Grants.gov | Grants | Grants News | Sitemap | Privacy Policy


Edited by: Michael Saunders

© 2004-2016 Copyright Information Organizers, LLC