Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grants

The Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grants Program will help community colleges and other institutions develop, offer, or improve education and career training programs suitable for workers who are eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance.

The focus
will be on programs that can be completed in less than 2 years.

With these resources, institutions of higher education across the country will expand their capacity to provide training for individuals to obtain employment in good jobs where they are likely to remain employed and earn family-sustaining wages.


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.

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

The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act includes $2 billion over four years for the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program.

These resources will help community colleges and other institutions develop, improve, and provide education and training, suitable for workers who are eligible for trade adjustment assistance.

The initiative will be housed at the Department of Labor and implemented in close cooperation with the Department of Education.

Specific rules and requirements are published in the Solicitation for Grant Application.

Approximately one hundred percent of available funds are used for discretionary activities.

Grant opportunities are published in the Federal Register.

Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education as defined in Section 102 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C.

1002), but only with respect to a program offered by the institution that can be completed in not more than 2 years.

Please refer to the Solicitation for Grant Application for specific eligibility.

100%.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

See Uses Section Above.

Beneficiary Eligibility

See Information Above.

Credentials/Documentation

Grantees must demonstrate an educational capacity need in their community and the impact that the new capacity will have on training workers in that community. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Section 278 of the Trade Act of 1974 as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 requires community outreach to employers and other entities such as the workforce system to identify shortcomings in existing educational and career training opportunities available to workers in the community and any future employment opportunities within the community.

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. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. OMB Circulars No. A-21, A-110, A-122, A-133 apply to this program. Grants for projects are awarded on a competitive basis, announced in Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGAs) in the Federal Register and also on ETA"s Internet Web site at 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 request for proposals. Generally, the procedure is as follows: A technical review panel composed of federal staff and peer reviewers evaluates eligible submitted applications. The panel prepares a report for the ETA Grant Officer identifying the strengths and weaknesses of each application and the cumulative rating. Selections are made based on the best rated proposals, as well as other factors as cited in the SGA. 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 website at www.doleta.gov. If an application is rejected, a letter is sent to the applicant as notification that they were not selected as a recipient of the grant.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Trade Act of 1974 as amended by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5, 19 U.S.C 2372a(b); Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Public Law 111-152.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days. ETA announces grant recipients once the paneling process is complete (see above).

Appeals

Procedures for each project are specified in the applicable Solicitation for Grant Application.

Renewals

Renewals with funds are not available. However, with significant justification ETA may elect to exercise its option to award no-cost extensions to these grants for an additional period at its own discretion, based on the success of the program and other relevant factors.

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 3 years. Payments to grantees are usually made by Letter of Credit draw-down procedures. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Quarterly progress reports are required within 45 days following the end of the quarter.

Quarterly financial reports are required within 45 days following the end of the quarter.

Final progress reports are required no later than 90 days after all grant funds have been expended, or the period of grant funds availability has expired.

Regional Federal Project Officers conduct monitoring using risk assessments, desk monitoring, and on-site reviews.

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 authorizes earlier disposal.

Financial Information

Account Identification

16-0187-0-2-504.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 09 $0; FY 10 est $0; FY 11 est $500,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

We expect grant awards to be no lower than $2.5 million per award. Please see Solicitation for Grant Application for details.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Provided in the applicable Solicitation for Grant Applications.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

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

Headquarters Office

Jennifer W. Troke, Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, N-4643, Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Email: taaccct@dol.gov Phone: (202) 693-3949 Fax: (202) 693-3890.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria for each proposal are specified in the applicable Solicitation for Grant Application.



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