Workforce Data Quality Initiative – WDQI Round VI

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) announces the availability of approximately $5,700,000 in grant funds authorized by Section 169 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for the Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI).

WDQI grants

provide funding to eligible SWAs to accomplish all, or a combination, of the following objectives:
• Develop or improve the State workforce longitudinal administrative database; • Connect workforce data with education data contained in the Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS); • Improve the quality and breadth of the data in workforce longitudinal administrative databases; • Use longitudinal data to evaluate the performance of federally and State-supported education and job training programs; • Provide user-friendly information to help customers select the education and training programs that best suit their needs; and • Integrate performance, fiscal, and/or case management systems with the longitudinal administrative database.

The period of performance is 36 months with an anticipated start date of July 1, 201 7.
Related Programs

WIOA Pilots, Demonstrations, and Research Projects

Department of Labor


Agency: Department of Labor

Office: Employment and Training Administration

Estimated Funding: $5,700,000


Who's Eligible


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories



Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Not Available

Additional Information of Eligibility:
The following organizations are eligible to apply: • State Government – (State Workforce Agencies) - SWAs in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Among the eligible applicants listed above, SWAs planning to apply for the $1,000,000 award that received a Round V WDQI grant (FOA/DFA PY-15-06) or received two rounds of funding through WDQI are ineligible to apply for this opportunity.

An SWA is eligible to apply for the super grant ($2,700,000 award) regardless of whether the SWA has received previous rounds of WDQI funding, as long as the SWA currently has a comprehensive longitudinal administrative database (LP3) and is positioned to integrate an external data system into its longitudinal administrative database.

States proposing to design/develop new databases are ineligible to apply for this opportunity.

See FOA for complete details.



Full Opportunity Web Address:


Contact:
Linda K. Forman Grants Management Specialistforman.linda@dol.gov

Agency Email Description:
forman.linda@dol.gov

Agency Email:
forman.linda@dol.gov

Date Posted:
2017-04-04

Application Due Date:
2017-05-04

Archive Date:
2017-06-03


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