Recovery Act - Category 1--Healthcare Virtual Career Platform (HVCP) and Category 2--Enhancing the Ability of Community- and Faith-Based Organizations to Deliver Virtual Career Exploration Services, Including Healthcare Careers

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U. S. Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department), announces the availability of approximately $1 3. 2 million in grant funds authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act) for projects that use virtual service-delivery


models to promote career opportunities in the healthcare sector.This Solicitation provides applicants with the option to choose from two categories to submit a single grant application.

These categories are:
Category 1—Healthcare Virtual Career Platform (HVCP) and Category 2—Enhancing the Ability of Community- and Faith-Based Organizations to Deliver Virtual Career Exploration Services, Including Healthcare Careers Under Category 1, ETA intends to award one grant for up to $ 6. 6 million to develop and operate an HVCP.

Under Category 2, ETA intends to award two to four grants totaling approximately $ 6. 6 million to national community- and faith-based organizations and non-profit One-Stop Career Center operators.

The Category 2 grantees will increase access to virtual career exploration services by (a) building their capacity to deliver these services to their customers in local communities and (b) increasing the ability of their customers to make use of and benefit from online resources.

Agency: Department of Labor

Office: Employment and Training Administration

Estimated Funding: $13,200,000

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Under this Solicitation, applicants may apply under one of two categories: Category 1 – Healthcare Virtual Career Platform (HVCP); or Category 2 – Enhancing the Ability of Community- and Faith-Based Organizations to Deliver Virtual Career Exploration Services, Including Healthcare Careers.


Eligible applicants for Category 1: Eligible applicants for Category 1 grants are private nonprofit organizations with a nationally-focused mission to promote education, workforce development, career pathways, employment, or retention (such as national healthcare occupational associations, national health associations with experience in working with diverse populations, national educational associations with experience in healthcare workforce development, national workforce development associations, or nationwide healthcare systems that focus on both healthcare service delivery and education).

An organization with a mission that focuses on a specific State, region, or local area (such as a State Workforce Agency, local workforce investment board, or community college) is not eligible to apply as the lead applicant, but may be included as part of the strategic partnership described in section III.A.ii.


Eligible Applicants for Category 2: Eligible applicants for Category 2 grants are private national or multi-state nonprofit community- or faith-based organizations that deliver services through networks of local affiliates, coalition members, or other established partners, including labor management organizations and non-profit organizations that operate One-Stop Career Centers in more than one state.

It is ETA’s intent that investments in Category 2 achieve geographic balance across the country and increase capacity in both rural and urban settings in at least six different sites.

Therefore, applicants under Category 2 must demonstrate that they have the capacity to work in a variety of communities in more than one state.

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Melissa AbdullahGrants Management SpecialistPhone 202-693-3346

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