Applications Due: May 4, 2018, 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), announces the availability of approximately $82.5 million in grant funds. The Department intends to award approximately 35 grants with a ceiling of $4.5 million to a combination of rural- and urban-serving areas. Eligible applicants include community- or faith-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit status, state or local governments or any Indian and Native American entity eligible for grants under section 166 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
This Announcement solicits applications for Reentry Projects. The purpose of this program is to use evidence-based and evidence-informed interventions, new interventions that theory or research suggests are promising, or a combination of both to improve employment outcomes of adults ages 25 and older who were formerly incarcerated in the adult criminal justice system and released within 180 days of enrollment (the date of enrollment is when the individual has gone through the application process, been accepted, and confirmed the individual will participate in the program, but must be within 180 days of release from incarceration), or young adults between the ages of 18 to 24 who have been involved in the juvenile or adult justice system, including high school dropouts. Grants for adults and young adults must provide services in high-crime, high-poverty communities.
Funding Title: Reentry Projects
Agency Name: U.S Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
Funding Opportunity Number: FOA-ETA-18-02
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes
Page 21 of NOFA states: “Case management and legal services are fundamental services that are essential in all reentry programs… Applicants must provide the case management and legal services component and must identify and justify in their application how the services will be provided – direct, contracted, or through other organization collaborations; if applying as an intermediary organization, this must be identified for each sub-grantee.”
Target Population: Formerly incarcerated adults and young adults
Expected Number of Awards: 35
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Estimated Total Program Funding: $82,500,000
Award Ceiling: $4,500,000
Award Floor: $0
Selection of Sub-Grantees by Intermediary Organizations
Applicants applying as intermediary organizations must select and identify in their application their intended sub-grantees. DOL does not require applicants to competitively select local sub-grantees. Applicants may, but are not required to, select their local offices, affiliates, or members to serve as one or more sub-grantees. Applicants must include all poverty and crime rate data identified above for each sub-grantee and target community. Applications that do not include this information will be disqualified and will not move through the merit review process.
Current Closing Date for Applications: by May 4, 218, 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time
Eligible Applicants: Community- or faith-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit status, state or local governments or any Indian and Native American entity eligible for grants under section 166 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
Link to Full Announcement: Here
Contact Information: Aiyana Pucci Grants Management Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org