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.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Grants awarded to entities other than States or local units of government that are for amounts in excess of $100,000 shall only be awarded on a competitive basis. Of the amounts available pursuant to WIA Section 132(a)(2), the National Reserve Account, the Secretary shall reserve not more than 5 percent of such amounts to provide technical assistance to States, local areas, and other entities involved in providing reemployment services to dislocated workers to promote the continuous improvement of assistance provided to dislocated workers under this title.
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.
Funds are used to promote the continuous improvement of assistance provided to dislocated workers.
Non-Governmental entities ordinarily must furnish documentary evidence of adequate financial controls. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is required.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.
12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants submit application to US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The Grant Officer issues a Notice of Obligation to the grantee providing the dollar amount, purpose of the funds and the terms and conditions of the grant, based on information provided in the application.
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 168(b), Public Law 113-128; Workforce Investment Act, Public Law 105-220.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Post Assistance Requirements
Program reports are required for accountability purposes.
Cash reports are required for accountability purposes.
Quarterly progress reports on all grants are a mandatory requirement of all solicitations.
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.
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.
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.
(Project Grants) FY 16 $11,000,000; FY 17 est $12,000,000; and FY 18 est $14,000,000 - Grants and cooperative agreements. Contracts are excluded.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The total grant awards/cooperative agreements for PY2016/FY2017 ranged from $79,525 to $3.5 million.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices.
Robert Kight 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Room C-4526, Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Email: email@example.com Phone: 202-693-3937
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Funding for social enterprises and housing associations are extremely lacking. Nick O’Donohoe, Chief Executive, Big Society Capital points out that there is a need to “build bigger, more stronger, more resilient social enterprises” because they are “critical to growth and prosperity and quality of life in our community.”