Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Appropriations Act Supplemental - National Emergency Grants (NEGs)

The purpose of the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Appropriations Act Supplemental - National Emergency Grants is to provide states with time-limited funding assistance for the creation of disaster relief employment for workers in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy, and declared eligible for public assistance,
as defined by the Stafford Act administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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 appropriate Employment and Training Administration Regional Office listed in the appendix of the Catalog.


Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Eligible circumstances for funding include: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared disaster areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Entities that are eligible to receive a Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Appropriations Act Supplemental - National Emergency Grant are the designated state Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program grantee agencies in states that have been affected by Hurricane Sandy and have received a public assistance declaration from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Hurricane Sandy.

Funds can be used to create temporary disaster employment to assist with clean up and humanitarian activities as well as to provide employment services (including some supportive services) to eligible participants.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Individuals eligible to participate in a Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Appropriations Act Supplemental - National Emergency Grant are those who have been temporarily or permanently laid off as a consequence of Hurricane Sandy, other dislocated workers, or an individual who is long-term unemployed, as defined by the State.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Applicants are encouraged to coordinate with the appropriate Employment and Training Administration regional office.

Preapplication consultation and assistance is available from the regional offices and is highly recommended prior to application submission.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Applications for the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Appropriations Act Supplemental - National Emergency Grants are submitted via the National Emergency Grants Electronic Application System.

Award Procedures

The Grant Officer issues a Notice of Obligation to the grantee providing the dollar amount, purpose of the funds, and the terms and conditions of the grant based on the information provided in the application.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013, Public Law 113-002.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 15 to 30 days. A decision on an initial Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Appropriations Act - National Emergency Grant application and monetary grant modifications such as requests for incremental funding, are made within 30 working days from the receipt of a complete and responsive request.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Title Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Public Law 105-220.
This program has no matching requirements.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Applications for the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Appropriations Act - National Emergency Grant (NEGs) funds can be awarded in whole or in part. Awarded NEG funds are available 24 months from the date of Federal obligation. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are submitted bi-weekly and monthly.

No cash reports are required.

Workforce Investment Act Performance Reports are submitted quarterly.

Financial reports are submitted quarterly.

Performance monitoring occurs on a quarterly basis.

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

States are required to maintain adequate records in accordance with 29 CFR 95 and 97.

Financial Information

Account Identification

16-0174-0-1-504.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 12 $0; FY 13 est $20,000,000; and FY 14 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

The grant amount awarded PY2012/FY2013 was $20,494,622.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

20 CFR 652 et al., Workforce Investment Act: Final Rules (August 11, 2000); 69 Fed. Reg 23051-23081, Workforce Investment Act: National Emergency Grants - Application Procedures (April 27, 2004)

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Contact appropriate Employment and Training Administration Regional Office listed in the appendix of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Erica R Cantor 200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room C5321, Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Email: cantor.erica@dol.gov Phone: (202) 693-3500 Fax: (202) 693-3149

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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