Recovery Act - Pathways Out of Poverty

The Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department) announces the availability of approximately $150 million in grant funds authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act) for projects that provide training and placement services to provide pathways out of poverty and

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into employment within the industries described in the Supplementary Information, Part B of this SGA.

Grantees selected from two separate types of applicants will be funded through this solicitation:
(1) national nonprofit entities with networks of local affiliates, coalition members, or other established partners; and (2) local entities.

Additional specific eligibility guidance is included in Section III.A, “Eligible Applicants and Required Partnerships.” ETA intends to fund grants ranging from approximately $3 to $8 million for national grantees, and grants ranging from approximately $2 to $4 million for local grantees.

Agency: Department of Labor

Office: Employment and Training Administration

Estimated Funding: $150,000,000





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
SGA-DFA-PY-08-19

Additional Information of Eligibility:
To be eligible to apply for these grants, applicants must fall into one of two categories: (1) national entities; or (2) local entities.

1.

National Entities :For the purposes of this SGA, applicants qualify as national entities if they are private nonprofit organizations that have the following characteristics: (a) they deliver services through networks of local affiliates, coalition members, or other established partners (such as a network of affiliated community or faith-based organizations); and (b) their local affiliates, coalition members, or other established partners have the ability to provide services in 4 or more States.

These entities, along with their partners, are expected to implement projects in multiple communities across the country.

In order to apply as a national entity, an applicant must propose a project that serves communities (see Section III.C.2 for the definition of community) located in at least 2 States, with a minimum of 1 community located in each State, and a range of 3-7 total communities served.

(For the purposes of this SGA, the term “State” means each of the 50 States of the United States, the District of Columbia, and U. S. territories as defined in Section VI.B.2.iv).

By serving a range of 3-7 total communities, national applicants can ensure that each community has adequate funding to implement training and job placement programs.

National entities will be required to fund sub-grants or sub-contracts in each designated community, through which the local affiliates, coalition members, or other established partners will implement each project in collaboration with the required partners detailed in Section III.A.3.i.

2.

Local Entities: For the purposes of this SGA, applicants qualify as local entities if they are public organizations (such as community colleges or workforce investment boards) or private nonprofit organizations (such as community or faith-based organizations) whose service area is limited to a single sub-State geographic area, such as a neighborhood, city, county, sub-State region, or interstate region comprised of multiple sub-State regions (such as Kansas City).

In order to apply as a local entity, an applicant must propose a project that serves one single community (see Section III.C.2 for the definition of community).

Local entities must implement the project in collaboration with the required partners detailed in Section III.A.3.i.

A local entity that receives an award under this SGA may n

Full Opportunity Web Address:
http://www.doleta.gov/grants/find_grants.cfm

Contact:
Melissa AbdullahGrants Management SpecialistPhone 202-693-3346

Agency Email Description:
Melissa Abdullah

Agency Email:
Abdullah.Melissa@dol.gov

Date Posted:
2009-06-24

Application Due Date:
2009-09-29

Archive Date:
2009-10-29



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