Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Dislocated Worker National Reserve Technical Assistance and Training

To support the coordination, development, and provision of appropriate training, technical assistance, staff development, and other activities, including assistance in replicating programs of demonstrated effectiveness to States, local areas, and other entities involved in providing assistance to dislocated
workers as well as promoting the continuous improvement of assistance provided to dislocated workers under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

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.
Website Address

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants awarded to entities other than States or local units of government that are for amounts in excess of $100,000 shall only be awarded on a competitive basis.

Of the amounts available pursuant to WIA Section 132(a)(2), The National Reserve Account, the Secretary shall reserve not more than 5 percent of such amounts to provide technical assistance to States, local areas and other entities involved in providing reemployment services to dislocated workers, to promote the continuous improvement of assistance provided to dislocated workers, under this title.

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

Funds are used to promote the continuous improvement of assistance provided to dislocated workers.


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.


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. Applicants submit application to US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

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 information provided in the application.


Not Applicable.


Workforce Investment Act , Title 1, Part D, Section 170, Public Law 105-220, 29 U.S.C 2915.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.


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

Not applicable. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are required for accountability purposes.

Cash reports are required for accountability purposes.

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

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

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.


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.


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



(Project Grants) FY 09 $7,000,000; FY 10 est $7,000,000; FY 11 est $6,000,000 - Grants and cooperative agreements. Contracts are excluded.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

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

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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