Applications Due: July 31, 2017, 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor announces the availability of approximately $15 million in grant funds authorized by Section 169, subsection (b), of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI). We expect to fund approximately 8 grants (as defined in 2 CFR 200.24) to state workforce agencies, ranging from $1.5 million to $2.5 million each. Applicants may apply for up to $2.5 million of funding. This Announcement solicits applications for Round VIII of the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI). The purpose of this program is to provide funding to expand the capacity of American Job Centers (AJCs), also known as One-Stop Centers, to promote the use of existing career pathways to serve two populations: 1) adults (ages 18 and older) with visible, non-visible, and significant disabilities, including those who have acquired disabilities in adulthood; and 2) youth (ages 14-24) with visible, non-visible, and significant disabilities, including those who have chronic health conditions. Under this round of DEI funding, grantees will focus on improvements needed to make their existing “career pathways” systems fully inclusive of and accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Funding Title: Disability Employment Initiative Grants
Agency Name: U.S Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
Funding Opportunity Number: FOA-ETA-17-05
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Express Language for Legal Aid: No
1) Adults (ages 18 and older) with visible, non-visible, and significant disabilities, including those who have acquired disabilities in adulthood
2) Youth (ages 14-24) with visible, non-visible, and significant disabilities, including those who have chronic health conditions
Expected Number of Awards: 8
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Estimated Total Program Funding: $15,000,000
Award Ceiling: $2,500,000
Award Floor: $1,500,000
Current Closing Date for Applications: by July 31, 2017, 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time
The following organizations are eligible to apply:
- State workforce agencies (SWAs) eligible for funding under Title I of WIOA or for funding under the W-P Act.
- Entities described in section 166(c) of WIOA relating to Indian and Native American programs. These entities include Indian tribes, tribal organizations, Alaska Native entities, Indian-controlled organizations serving Indians, or Native Hawaiian organizations. These applicants are not required to partner with Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDBs).
States that received DEI Round VII funds are not eligible for funding under this FOA
Link to Full Announcement: Here
Contact Information: Ms. Erika Beasley, Grants Management Specialist at Beasley.Erika@dol.gov