WIOA Dislocated Worker National Reserve Demonstration Grants

To carry out demonstration and pilot projects for the purpose of developing and implementing techniques and approaches, and demonstrating the effectiveness of specialized methods, in addressing employment and training needs of Dislocated Workers.



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.

Contact the nearest Employment and Training Administration Regional Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Website Address

http://www.doleta.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Employment Development, California Department Of $ 2,632,250   2018-10-012022-03-31
Labor And Training, Rhode Island Dept Of $ 2,659,314   2019-01-012020-12-31
The Cherokee Nation $ 410,695   2019-01-012020-12-31
Labor & Industry, Pennsylvania Department Of $ 4,997,287   2018-07-012020-06-30
Labor And Training, Rhode Island Dept Of $ 3,894,875   2018-07-012020-06-30
Labor, Maryland Department Of $ 1,975,085   2018-07-012020-06-30
Employment Security, Washington State Department Of $ 4,897,834   2018-07-012020-06-30
Business And Economic Affairs, New Hampshire Department Of $ 5,000,000   2018-07-012020-06-30
Labor And Workforce Development, Alaska Department Of $ 1,263,194   2018-07-012020-06-30
Workforce Development Board Of Herkimer, Madison And Oneida Counties, Inc. $ 1,800,008   2016-05-202019-06-19



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

To carry out demonstration and pilot projects for the purpose of developing and implementing techniques and approaches, and demonstrating the effectiveness of specialized methods, in addressing employment and training needs of Dislocated Workers.

Grants awarded for carrying out demonstration and pilot projects under this subsection shall generally be awarded on a competitive basis to non-state entities.

Awards to states are provided on a non-competitive basis.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants include: 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

Project participants are dislocated workers and incumbent workers.

Credentials/Documentation

Non-governmental entities ordinarily must furnish documentary evidence of adequate financial controls. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

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.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Grants for projects are awarded on a competitive basis, announced in Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) in the Federal Register and also on ETA's Internet website http://www.doleta.gov. To compete for a grant, organizations develop a proposal and budget that demonstrate how the organization will provide services to a targeted population. The FOA provides all of the necessary information for applying for federal assistance.

Award Procedures

Procedures for each project are specified in the applicable FOA. Generally, the procedure is as follows: A technical review panel composed of staff from ETA program offices as well as peer reviewers evaluates eligible submitted applications. The panel prepares a report for the ETA Grant Officer identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the application and the cumulative rating. Once selections are made by the Grant Officer, an award notification is sent through the appropriate congressional channels for notification. After awardees are notified, the list of awardees is posted on the ETA Web site at www.doleta.gov. If an application is rejected, a letter is sent to the applicant.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014 The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law on July 22, 2014. It supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and amends the Wagner-Peyser Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This regulation has been submitted to the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) for publication, and is currently pending publication in the Federal Register. Only the version published in the Federal Register is the official regulation., Title 1, Part D, Section 169(c), Public Law 113-228.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals

Procedures for each project are specified in the applicable FOA.

Renewals

Project extensions available upon approval by the Grant Officer (renewals are not automatic). Requests for extensions or renewals must be submitted in writing.

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

Most projects last 1 to 2 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Reports are required for accountability purposes.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are required for accountability purposes.

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

Monthly progress reports are required for contracts/task orders.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

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.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

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

16-0174-0-1-504.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $22,000,000; FY 17 est $22,000,000; and FY 18 est $22,000,000 - A maximum of ten percent of the WIOA Dislocated Worker National Reserve may be used for Demonstration and Pilot projects.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No grants were awarded in program year 2016 for this CFDA number.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Notices of FOAs are published periodically in the Federal Register on the ETA website at www.doleta.gov

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Contact the nearest Employment and Training Administration Regional Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Robert Kight 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W. , Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Email: kight.robert@dol.gov Phone: 202-693-3937

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria for each proposal are specified in the applicable FOA.


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