Occupational Licensing Review and Portability

Notice of Intent requesting Letters of Interest for a sole source award to help enhance the portability of occupational licensing.

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) intends to award up to a total of $7,500,000 to one or a few national or regional organizations that will establish


consortia of states to design and implement strategies that enhance the portability of occupational licenses and to otherwise reduce overly burdensome restrictions.

These funds are authorized in paragraph (6) under the heading “State Unemployment Insurance and Employment Services Operations” in Title I of Division H of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, as further explained in the Explanatory Statement of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, 161 Cong.



10281 (Dec.

17, 2015).
Related Programs

Employment Service/Wagner-Peyser Funded Activities

Department of Labor

Agency: Department of Labor

Office: Employment and Training Administration

Estimated Funding: $7,500,000

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible entities must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit, including but not limited to national or regional organizations across multiple states and/or tribal areas, such as an association of governors’ offices, an association of state legislatures, an association of state licensing boards or agencies, and/or a workforce intermediary or technical assistance organization.

Interested entities must document relevant experience with:• Conducting research on and reviewing licensing requirements and policies across multiple states or geographic areas.• Coordinating among a group of leaders across states (or other relevant entities) to come to common agreement on a set of goals and implementation plan and work together to make progress.• Developing best practices and recommendations for state level reforms.More than one eligible national or regional organization may partner together in this effort.

In the case of these partnerships, one partnering organization must assume the role of lead partner.

Cooperative agreements will be awarded to the lead partner, which will serve as the grantee and have overall fiscal and administrative responsibility for the project.

Sub-grants are not permissible, but contracts and other mechanisms may be permitted.

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