Disability Employment Policy Development

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) provides national leadership on disability employment policy to the Department of Labor and other Federal agencies.

ODEP develops and fosters the adoption and implementation of comprehensive and integrated disability employment policies and strategies
throughout the workforce development system, in public and private workplaces, and in employment-related supports programs and services.

Implementation of these effective policies and strategies increase employment opportunities, the recruitment of, and reduce barriers to the hiring, retention and promotion of people with disabilities.

ODEP's response to the low labor force participation of people with disabilities is comprehensive and aggressive, and includes securing the active involvement of and cooperation among a number of stakeholders, including Federal, State and local government agencies, private and public employers, educational and training institutions, and the disability community.

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.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
University Of Illinois $ 950,177   2013-09-302016-09-29
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Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Uses and use restrictions are detailed in each solicitation for cooperative agreement or grant applications.

All ODEP funds are discretionary.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Nonprofit and for-profit organizations, State and local government agencies, academic institutions, and other entities are typically eligible.

Eligibility requirements are detailed in each solicitation for cooperative agreements or grant applications .

Beneficiary Eligibility

Beneficiary eligibility is detailed in each solicitation for cooperative agreements or grant applications.

Credentials/Documentation

Grantees must demonstrate an adequate organizational capacity, both fiscally and programmatically, including a project management structure. Applicants should review the Solicitations for Grant Applications for specific requirements 2 CFR 200, Subpart E- Cost Principles applies to this program. 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. OMB Circulars No A-87, A-122 and A-133 apply to this program. Grants for projects are awarded on competitive basis, announced on the Office of Disability Employment Policy?s website (www.dol.gov/odep).

Award Procedures

Awards are made based on a panel review to ensure adherence to solicitation requirements and Federal principles. Awards are made on approval of the Assistant Secretary of the Office of Disability Employment Policy and the subject to availability of funds and performance achievement.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, Public Law 114-113, 29 U.S.C 557b.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Timeframes are detailed in each solicitation for cooperative agreement or grant applications.

Appeals

Appeal information and contact procedures for each solicitation are contained and detailed within the solicitation for cooperative agreement or grant application .

Renewals

Renewal and additional year funding are detailed in each solicitation for cooperative agreement or grant applications. All awards are based on single-year budget authority. Renewal and additional year funding, when provided, is subject to availability of funds and grantee performance.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Length of time and phasing of assistance are detailed in each solicitation for cooperative agreements or grant applications. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Length of time and phasing of assistance are detailed in each solicitation for cooperative agreement or grant applications.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

All cooperative agreements and grants require quarterly programmatic reports and financial reports (SF 425 and SF 272) as well as a final report.

Additional reporting requirements are detailed in each solicitation for cooperative agreement or grant applications.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

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. Quarterly programmatic and financial reporting as well as close-out reporting and documentation must be maintained under the standard Federal record retention requirements.

Records

All cooperative agreements and grants are subject to financial compliance site reviews and independent evaluations. Quarterly programatic and financial reporting as well as close-out reporting and documentation must be maintained under the standard Federal record retention requirements.

Financial Information

Account Identification

16-0166-0-1-505.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 Not Available; FY 17 Estimate Not Available; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Recent awards for cooperative agreements and grants have ranged from approximately $300,000 to $1,800,000 per year, depending on the project needs as detailed in the solicitation for cooperative agreement or grant applications and availability of funds. Awards have been to non-profit and for-profit organizations, State and local government agencies, academic institutions, and other entities.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Information about the Office of Disability Employment Policy is located at www.dol.gov/odep. Information and resources on disability employment and other disability-related topics can be found at www.Disability.gov, for which ODEP is the managing partner of more than 20 Federal agencies.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Office of Disability Employment Policy, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Room S-1303, Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Email: infoodep@dol.gov Phone: (202) 693-7880 / (202) 693-7881 Fax: (202) 693-7888.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria for selecting proposals are detailed in each solicitation for cooperative agreement or grant application. Criteria always include the availability of ODEP funds, alignment with ODEP's mission to develop national policy to reduce barriers to employment for people with disabilities, performance achievement, and provision of data to support performance reporting.



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