APPLICATIONS DUE: MAY 1, 2015, 4:00 P.M. Eastern Time
This Training to Work 3 – Adult Reentry (T2W3) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) provides the opportunity for organizations to develop and implement career pathways programs in demand sectors and occupations for men and women, including veterans, and people with disabilities, who are at least 18 years old and who are enrolled in work release programs (WRP). Additionally, grantees must provide a strategy to prioritize services to veterans that are in these WRPs. Career pathways are frameworks that help to define and map out a sequence of education, training and workforce skills training resulting in skilled workers that meet employers’ needs. Career pathways link and coordinate education and training services in ways that enable workers to attain necessary credentials and, ultimately, employment. T2W3 is aligned with the Department’s goal to make our Federal employment and training programs more job-driven.
Funding Title: Training to Work 3 – Adult Reentry
Agency Name: Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes. Organizations that can provide participant services include:
“Legal Aid Services. The letter of commitment or MOU between the grantee and the legal aid services must include services that are used on behalf of a participant that are related to the purposes of this grant, which include: securing driver’s licenses, expunging criminal records, creating and/or modifying child support orders, helping parents in obtaining and retaining custody of their children, and helping victims of domestic violence by obtaining protective and restraining orders.”
Target Population: Any male or female individual, including veterans, may participate in a project funded under these grants if the individual:
• is at least 18 years old on the date of enrollment;
• has been convicted as an adult and imprisoned under Federal or state law but never been convicted of a sexual offense other than prostitution; and
• is enrolled in a WRP with a release date scheduled within nine months of enrollment in the program; participants can remain in the program after release from the WRP.
Expected Number of Awards: 20
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
All applicants for Federal grant and funding opportunities are required to have a DUNS number, and must supply their DUNS Number on the SF-424. The DUNS Number is a nine-digit identification number that uniquely identifies business entities. If you do not have a DUNS Number, you can get one for free through the D&B website: http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/displayHomePage.do.
Applicants must register with the System for Award Management (SAM) before submitting an application. Instructions for registering with SAM can be found at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/#1.
Current Closing Date for Applications: May 2, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Estimated Total Program Funding: $27,000,000
Award Ceiling: $1,360,000
Eligible Applicants: Nonprofit Organization with IRS 501(c)(3) Status. Proof of 501(c)(3) status should be included as an attachment to the application. Applicants must also be located in an urbanized area or urban cluster, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Priority Consideration: 38 U.S.C. 4215 requires grantees to provide priority of service to veterans and spouses of certain veterans for the receipt of employment, training, and placement services in any job training program directly funded, in whole or in part, by DOL.
Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds: See http://www.doleta.gov/grants/pdf/FOA-ETA-15-07.pdf
Samples of Successful Application:
Link to Full Announcement: http://www.doleta.gov/grants/pdf/FOA-ETA-15-07.pdf
Contact Information: For further information about this FOA, please contact Brinda Ruggles, Grants Management Specialist, Office of Grants Management, at (202) 693-3437. Applicants should e-mail all technical questions to mailto:T2W3@dol.gov and must specifically reference FOA-ETA-15-07, and along with question(s), include a contact name, fax and phone number. This Announcement is being made available on the ETA Web site at http://www.doleta.gov/grants and at http://www.grants.gov.