Labor Management Cooperation

To support the establishment, expansion, and activities conducted by committees at the company/plant level, area, industry-wide, and for public sector employees joint labor management committees in order to improve labor-management relations, economic development, and organizational effectiveness and
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Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2008: FMCS was not funded.

FY2005 - FY2007--Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, OH; Bronze Craft Corporation, Nashua NH; Chicago Building Trades Council, Chicago IL; City of Tamarac, Tamarac, FL; Construction Institute, Boston, MA; Iowa Health Buyers Alliance, Ames, IA; Multnomah County and AFSCME Local 88, Portland, OR; Skilled Trades Diversity Council, Ithaca, NY; West Michigan Construction Alliance, Coopersville, MI.

Fiscal Year 2009: Data not availabe.

Fiscal Year 2010: Data not available.

Agency - Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

Website Address

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2008: FMCS Labor Management Cooperation Program was not funded. However, since 1981, the program has provided partial financial support for the establishment and an expansion of over 343 labor-management committees in 36 States, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Fiscal Year 2009: Data not available. Fiscal Year 2010: Data not available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants are used only to create new or expand existing joint labor-management committees where recognized collective bargaining agreements exist at the company/plant, area, public sector, and industry-wide levels (as applicable) and where both labor and management agree to the establishment or expansion.

FMCS subject to funds availability, set aside a sum not to exceed thirty percent of its non-reserved appropriation to be awarded on a noncompetitive basis.

These funds will be used only to support applications that have been solicited by the Director of the Service and are not subject to the dollar range.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals): Training.

Local (includes State-designated lndian Tribes, excludes institutions of higher education and hospitals: Training.

Profit organization: Training.

Private nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Training

Beneficiary Eligibility

State; Local; Profit organization; Private nonprofit institution/organization


Evidence of the existence of a current collective bargaining agreement and of joint commitment to the project by both labor and management. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

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.


Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. We will accept Applications beginning May 1, 2009 and continue to do so until August 15, 2009. You may request an application kit from our Grants Office at (202) 606-8181, through a local mediator, download an application on our website at, or you may send Linda Stubbs an email at

Award Procedures

All FY2009 grant applicants will be notified of results and all grant awards will be made before September 30, 2009. FY2010 not applicable at this time.


May 01, 2009 to Aug 15, 2009: All FY2009 applications must be postmarked no later than August 15, 2009.


Labor-Management Cooperation Act of 1978, Title VII, Section 6, Public Law 95-524, 29 U.S.C 175a.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

For fiscal year 2009 the range is before October 1, 2009.


Administrative review by the Director of the Service; hearings held by the Service.


FMCS reserves the right under special condition to award supplemental (continuation) grants subject to funds availability for FY 2009. Continuation grants may be projected for FY2010 subject to funds availability.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.

Matching Requirements: Percent: 10.%. In fiscal year 2009, dollars only, no in-kind or project income contributions. FMCS FY2010 not applicable at this time.

This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

In fiscal year 2009, generally between 12 and 18 months. Grant fund advances no more often than monthly for the following month. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Reimbursements upon request. Funds are issued via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).

Post Assistance Requirements


During the life of the grant: quarterly narrative (milestones), LMC meeting minutes, and financial reports.

No cash reports are required.

After the grant: within 90 days of grant expiration an evaluation summary of accomplishments and or failures.

No expenditure reports are required.

Formal evaluations are negotiable.


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. In accordance with applicable Office of Management and Budget Circulars


In accordance with applicable Office of Management and Budget Circulars.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Salaries) FY 08 $0; FY 09 est $650,000,000; FY 10 est $0 - All FY2009 applications must be postmarked no later than August 15, 2009.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$65,000 for company/plant or single department public sector applicants; up to $125,000 for area industry and multi-department public sector committee applications.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

FMCS Current Fiscal Year Program Guidelines/Application Solicitation Announcement and Financial and Administrative Grants Manual which incorporates all applicable Federal grant regulations.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Linda Stubbs 2100 K Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20427 Email: Phone: 202-606-8181 Fax: 202-606-8181

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applicant need, measurable goals, practicality of approach, commitment of appropriate parties, cost benefit and effectiveness; overall feasibility.

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