DOL – Re-Entry Projects (RP-3) (2019)

Applications Due: April 25, 2019, 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Description: The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, the Department, or we), announces the availability of approximately $82.5 million in grant funds authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, for ex-offender activities under Section 169 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014.

Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), ETA seeks to enhance reentry strategies through collaboration with the field to identify and respond to emerging or chronic reentry challenges. This initiative intends to assist communities in planning and implementing comprehensive reentry programs to help formerly incarcerated adults who have been involved in the adult justice system make successful transitions back to the community.

The Department plans to award up to $4,500,000 each to approximately 7 intermediary organizations, approximately 1 proposing to serve adults. DOL also plans to award up to $1,500,000 each to approximately 34 non-intermediary organizations, approximately 20 proposing to serve adults.

If applying to serve the young adult population, please apply under the Funding Opportunity FOA-ETA-19-01-YA on

Agency Name: Department of Labor
Number: FOA-ETA-19-01-A/YA on
Funding Title: Reentry Projects (RP-3)
Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: YES!

On page 25 of 71 of the announcement, it says:

Case management and legal services are fundamental services that are essential in all reentry programs. Both of these types of services must begin at the time of enrollment and continue throughout the participant’s participation in the program, including the follow-up period, and must be consistent with the regulations and guidance under WIOA. Applicants must provide the case management and legal services component and must identify and justify in their application how the services will be provided. model “legal support” is listed in in a table listing appropriate forms of intervention.

Expected Number of Awards: 25
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Estimated Total Program Funding: $82,500,000
Award Ceiling: $4,500,000
Award Floor: $0

How to Apply: Only CoC Collaborative Applicants may apply to this NOFA. Applications are submitted through, and are due by May 15, 2019. Communities represented by the CoC Collaborative Applicant must include a youth action board, the local or state public child welfare agency, and a broad array of other partners

Current Closing Date for Applications: by April 25, 2019, 04:00 p.m., Eastern Time

Eligible Applicants: All eligible applicants must be organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit status, including women’s and minority organizations; state or local governments; or any Indian and Native American entity eligible for grants under section 166 of (WIOA).

Applicant Organization Specifications: All projects must serve high-crime, high-poverty communities. Applicants whose target areas are not located in high-crime, high-poverty communities will be disqualified and not move forward through the merit review process. See Section IV.B.4 for definitions of high-poverty and high-crime communities.

Subject to receiving sufficient applications of fundable quality, DOL intends to award at least 30 percent of the available funds to organizations that have not received a Reentry Employment Opportunity (REO) or Reintegration of Ex-Offender (RExO) grant with a start date of June 2014 or later.

Link to Full Announcement: View the Opportunity here. Click here to download the Notice of Funding Opportunity.

Contact Information: For further information about this FOA, please contact Samantha Stowers, Grants Management Specialist, Office of Grants Management, at (202) 693-3432. Applicants should e-mail all technical questions to and must specifically reference FOA-ETA-19-01-A or FOA-ETA-19-01-YA, and along with question(s), include a contact name, fax, and phone number. This Announcement is available on the ETA Web site at and at

Categories: Department of Labor, Homeless, Housing, Non-profit Organizations, Reentry

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