Transition Assistance Program

To provide employment instruction, information and assistance to separating and retiring military personnel and their spouses through domestic and overseas installations and or facilities by offering job search and other related services.


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 Regional administrator or State Director for Veterans" Employment and Training at the nearest office listed in Appendix IV of this Catalog.


Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2008: (Grants & Contracts) Participants for FY 2008 - 130,671. Fiscal Year 2009: (Grants & Contracts) Estimate of participants for FY 2009 - 160,000. Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

These services are provided through comprehensive workshops at military installations worldwide.

TAP Employment Workshops provide service members and spouses with labor market information as they return to the world of civilian employment; resume assistance; and information on available service benefits.

TAP Employment Workshops are provided through State Employment Agencies (Local Veterans Employment Representative program---17.804), and through a competitively awarded training and assistance contract.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals): Employment/Labor/Management.

U.S.

Territories and possessions (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Employment/Labor/Management.

Non-Government - General: Training

Beneficiary Eligibility

Veteran/Service person/Reservist (including dependents

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

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs".

An applicant should consult the office of the official designated as single point of contact for more assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

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.

Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance, Standard Form 424A, Budget Information Non-Construction Programs, along with a State Plan narrative and a fiscal narrative in accordance with instructions in the grant application process or annual modification instructions. For competitive contracts, as determined by the Department of Labor"s Contracting Officer.

Award Procedures

Grant awards are approved by a Department of Labor grant officer annually for the Assistant Secretary for Veterans" Employment and Training based on the recommendations of Regional Administrators and Directors for Veterans" Employment and Training (RAVETs/DVETs). Contract awards are approved approximately annually based on a determination by the Department of Labor"s Contracting Officer.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Defense Reauthorization Act of 1991, Public.Law 101-510, 10 U.S.C. 1144.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days. Grant application submittal deadlines are established by Grant Application Instructions or Veterans" Program Letter distributed by the ASVET through the Grant Officer for each applicable fiscal year. Contract deadlines are irregular and depend upon fluctuating demand and the ability of the LVER program to provide TAP Employment Workshops.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

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

Funding is awared each fiscal year (October through September). States may obligate funds to provide TAP Employment Workshops for a fifth fiscal year quarter (until December 31). Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Quarterly reporting of TAP participants.

HHS 272 Report through the HHS system.

No progress reports are required.

Federal Financial Report (SF 425) through the Department"s E-Grants system.

No performance monitoring is required.

Audits

Not Applicable.

Records

Cost accounting and performance records to be maintained in accordance with Veterans" Program Letters.

Financial Information

Account Identification

16-0174-1-0-702.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 08 $6,592,718; FY 09 est $7,104,618; FY 10 est not reported. - (Grants) FY 2008 actual $3,098,000; FY 2009 estimate $3,068,000. (Contracts) FY 2008 actual $3,494,718; FY 2009 estimate $4,036,618.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

(Grants) $0 - $987,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Title 38, Chapter 41.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Contact the Regional administrator or State Director for Veterans" Employment and Training at the nearest office listed in Appendix IV of this Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Patrick Hecker 200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room S-1312, Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Email: hecker.patrick@dol.gov Phone: (202) 693-4709

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Based on criteria in Grant Application Instructions.



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