Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grants

The TAACCCT program seeks to increase the number of workers who attain certificates, degrees, and other industry-recognized credentials, helping to meet President Obama?s college graduation goal of increasing the percentage of adults with a post-secondary credential by 2020.

The overarching goals
of the program are to: (1) increase attainment of degrees, certifications, certificates, diplomas, and other industry-recognized credentials that match the skills needed by employers to better prepare workers eligible for training under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Workers Program (?TAA-eligible workers?) of chapter 2 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974, 19 U.S.C.

2271-2323, and other adults for high-wage, high-skill employment or re-employment in growth industry sectors; (2) introduce or replicate innovative and effective methods for designing and delivering instruction that address specific industry needs and lead to improved learning, completion, and other outcomes for TAA-eligible workers and other adults; and (3) demonstrate improved employment outcomes.

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.

See Regional Agency Offices.

Contact the nearest Employment and Training Administration regional office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Massasoit Community College $ 20,000,000   2014-10-012018-09-30
Bergen Community College $ 15,000,000   2014-10-012018-09-30
Board Of Trustees Of Community-technical College $ 15,000,000   2014-10-012018-09-30
Santa Fe Community College $ 14,999,863   2014-10-012018-09-30
Miami Dade College $ 9,675,762   2014-10-012018-09-30
Chippewa Valley Technical College $ 19,999,991   2014-10-012018-09-30
Junior College District Of Metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri $ 19,724,404   2014-10-012018-09-30
Lorain County Community College District $ 15,000,000   2014-10-012018-09-30
Minnesota State Collges & Univ $ 14,999,982   2014-10-012018-09-30
Chaffey Community College District $ 14,980,284   2014-10-012018-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act includes $2 billion over four years for the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program.

The grants awarded under this Solicitation will help eligible institutions expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career training programs that can be completed in two years or less, and are suited for workers who are eligible for training under the TAA for Workers program, and other adults.

The Department of Labor is implementing this program in partnership with the Department of Education.

Specific rules and requirements are published in the Solicitation for Grant Application.

Approximately one hundred percent of available funds are used for discretionary activities.

Grant opportunities are published in the Federal Register.

Eligible institutions are institutions of higher education as defined in Section 102 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C.

1002) which offer programs that can be completed in not more than 2 years.

Please refer to the Solicitation for Grant Application for specific eligibility.

Eligible institutions are institutions of higher education as defined in Section 102 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C.

1002) which offer programs that can be completed in not more than 2 years.

Please refer to the Solicitation for Grant Application for specific eligibility.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

See Uses Section Above.

Beneficiary Eligibility

See Information Above.

Credentials/Documentation

Grantees must demonstrate an educational capacity need in their community and the impact that the new capacity will have on training workers in that community. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Section 278 of the Trade Act of 1974 as amended by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 requires community outreach to employers and other entities such as the workforce system, including Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) programs, to identify shortcomings in existing educational and career training opportunities available to workers in the community and any future employment opportunities within the community.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Grants for projects are awarded on a competitive basis, announced in Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGAs) in the Federal Register and also on ETA's Internet Web site at 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 SGA provides all of the necessary information for applying for federal assistance.

Award Procedures

Applications were accepted during the four years of funding and are no longer being accepted, although grants already awarded continue through September 2018. Procedures for each project were specified in the applicable request for proposals. Generally, the procedure was as follows: A technical review panel composed of federal staff and peer reviewers evaluates eligible submitted applications. The panel prepares a report for the ETA Grant Officer identifying the strengths and weaknesses of each application and the cumulative rating. Selections are made based on the best rated proposals, as well as other factors as cited in the SGA. 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 website at www.doleta.gov. If an application is rejected, a letter is sent to the applicant as notification that they were not selected as a recipient of the grant.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Trade Act of 1974 as amended by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Unless otherwise stipulated, recipients are subject to Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; Final Rule on December 26, 2013 and found at 2 CFR Part 200 along with the OMB approved exceptions for DOL at 2 CFR Part 2900 published on December 19, 2014 in the Federal Register., Public Law 111-5, 19 U.S.C 2372a(b); Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Public Law 111-152.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days. ETA announces grant recipients once the paneling process is complete (see above).

Appeals

Procedures for each project are specified in the applicable Solicitation for Grant Application.

Renewals

Renewals are not available.

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 anywhere from 3 to 4 years. Payments to grantees are usually made by Letter of Credit draw-down procedures. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Quarterly progress reports are required within 45 days following the end of the quarter.

Quarterly financial reports are required within 45 days following the end of the quarter.

Annual performance reports are required within 45 days following the end of each project year.

Final progress reports are required no later than 90 days after all grant funds have been expended, or the period of grant funds availability has expired.

Regional Federal Project Officers conduct monitoring using risk assessments, desk monitoring, and on-site reviews.

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 authorizes earlier disposal.

Financial Information

Account Identification

16-0187-0-1-504.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0 - Grants ranged from about $2.4 million to $25 million per award. Please see Solicitation for Grant Application for details. No funding after FY 2014, although grants already awarded continue through September 2018.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

There are currently no new awards being made for this program.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

There are currently no new awards being made for this program.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

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

Headquarters Office

Cheryl Martin 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Room C-4518, Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Email: martin.cheryl.l@dol.gov Phone: 202-693-3644

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria for each proposal are specified in the applicable Solicitation for Grant Application.



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