Transition Assistance Program

To provide employment instruction, information and assistance to separating and retiring military personnel and their spouses through domestic and overseas installations and or facilities by offering job search and other related services.

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
Virginia Employment Commission $ 20,089,106   2009-11-012015-03-31
Veterans Commission Of Texas $ 58,491,429   2009-11-012015-03-31
Employment Security Commission, Oklahoma $ 9,771,204   2009-11-012015-03-31
Employment, Training And Rehabilitation, Nevada Department Of $ 6,652,370   2009-11-012015-03-31
Higher Education, Missouri Department Of $ 14,710,700   2009-11-012015-03-31
Labor, Maryland Department Of $ 13,052,959   2009-11-012015-03-31
Office Of Employment And Training $ 11,073,541   2009-11-012015-03-31
North Carolina Department Of Commerce $ 26,380,133   2009-11-012015-03-31
Labor, Nebraska Department Of $ 4,267,434   2009-11-012015-03-31
Workforce Solutions, New Mexico Department Of $ 4,778,691   2009-11-012015-03-31

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

These services are provided through comprehensive workshops at military installations worldwide.

TAP Employment Workshops provide service members and spouses with labor market information as they return to the world of civilian employment; resume assistance; and information on available service benefits.

TAP Employment Workshops are provided through a competitively awarded training and assistance contract.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Contractor, as determined by the Department of Labor's Contracting Officer.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Service members within two years of retirement or one year of separation and their spouses.


No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

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.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. As determined by the Department of Labor's Contracting Officer.

Award Procedures

Contract awards are approved based on a determination by the Department of Labor's Contracting Officer.


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


Defense Reauthorization Act of 1991, Public.Law 101-510, 10 U.S.C. 1144, Public Law 113-235, 10 U.S.C 1144.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days. Contract deadlines are irregular and depend upon current contract requirements and end dates.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

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

Funding is awarded for each contract year, based upon agreement and performance. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: By contract before the beginning of each performance period.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are not applicable.

As required by contract.

As required by contract.

As required by contract.

No performance monitoring is required.


Not Applicable.


Cost accounting and performance records to be maintained in accordance with the current contract.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Provision of Specialized Services) FY 16 Not Available; FY 17 est $14,600,000; and FY 18 est $16,073,000 - FY 2018 also incorporates Career Technical Training Track (CTTT) funding which has been incorporated into the DOL TAP program.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Timothy Winter 200 Constitution Ave, NW, Room S-1312, Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Email: Phone: 202-693-4705

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Based on criteria in request for proposals (Contract).

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