National Employer Policy, Research, and Technical Assistance Center on the Employment of People with Disabilities

The U. S. Department of Labor (DOL or Department), Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), announces the availability of up to $ 1. 85 million to fund one cooperative agreement to manage a National Employer Policy, Research, and Technical Assistance Center on the Employment of People


with Disabilities (Center).

This solicitation is a re-competition of an existing cooperative agreement.

The Center will build upon the work of ODEP’s prior National Employer Technical Assistance Center (NETAC) to identify, develop, implement, and promote employer policies and practices that advance employment initiatives from NETAC, as well as develop and implement innovative new initiatives.Funding of up to $ 1. 85 million will be awarded through a competitive process for the first budget year of a cooperative agreement covering a 60-month performance period.

Additional budget year funding may be available based on recipient performance and the availability of funds.

This solicitation provides background information, describes the submission requirements, outlines the application process, and provides the evaluation criteria that will be used to select the awardee.
Related Programs

Disability Employment Policy Development

Department of Labor

Agency: Department of Labor

Office: OASAM

Estimated Funding: $1,850,000

Who's Eligible

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Eligible Applicants To be considered eligible for this cooperative agreement, an applicant must be one of the following four (4) types of entities: a) a business membership association; b) an institution of higher education; c) an employment service provider; or d) a national disability-serving organization.

The applicant should have commitments by third parties for partnerships to start upon the award date.

Applicants are required to have a partnership with entities from each of the other eligible applicant categories, as well as with a top-tiered business school and a State policy association.

Applications that do not include each of the five (5) required partners will be considered non-responsive.

The eligible applicant can fulfill no more than two (2) of the required partnership roles.

For example, an institution of higher education also may be a top-tiered business school.

Additional partners can be proposed that significantly contribute to the goals of this solicitation.

Applicants must possess at least five (5) years’ experience in their respective area of expertise and specifically in delivering outreach and technical assistance to employers directly or through other organizations that serve employers (e.g., business membership associations and/or employment service providers).

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Cassandra MitchellGrants Management SpecialistPhone 202-693-4570

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