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Description of Modification
This amendment to the solicitation clarifies items related to: 1) use of funds for supportive services (Section IV.F); and 2) identifying PUMA(s) to be served (Section VIII.A.1). Please see revised full announcement for more details.
Modification to Previous
Funding Opportunity Number:
Jun 24, 2009
Aug 14, 2009
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Sep 29, 2009
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Sep 29, 2009
Oct 29, 2009
Funding Instrument Type:
Category of Funding Activity:
Employment, Labor and Training
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Competitive Grants for Worker Training and Placement in High Growth and Emerging Industry Sectors
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
To be eligible to apply for these grants, applicants must fall into one of two categories: (1) national entities; or (2) local entities.
1. National Entities :For the purposes of this SGA, applicants qualify as national entities if they are private nonprofit organizations that have the following characteristics: (a) they deliver services through networks of local affiliates, coalition members, or other established partners (such as a network of affiliated community or faith-based organizations); and (b) their local affiliates, coalition members, or other established partners have the ability to provide services in 4 or more States. These entities, along with their partners, are expected to implement projects in multiple communities across the country. In order to apply as a national entity, an applicant must propose a project that serves communities (see Section III.C.2 for the definition of community) located in at least 2 States, with a minimum of 1 community located in each State, and a range of 3-7 total communities served. (For the purposes of this SGA, the term “State” means each of the 50 States of the United States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories as defined in Section VI.B.2.iv). By serving a range of 3-7 total communities, national applicants can ensure that each community has adequate funding to implement training and job placement programs. National entities will be required to fund sub-grants or sub-contracts in each designated community, through which the local affiliates, coalition members, or other established partners will implement each project in collaboration with the required partners detailed in Section III.A.3.i.
2. Local Entities: For the purposes of this SGA, applicants qualify as local entities if they are public organizations (such as community colleges or workforce investment boards) or private nonprofit organizations (such as community or faith-based organizations) whose service area is limited to a single sub-State geographic area, such as a neighborhood, city, county, sub-State region, or interstate region comprised of multiple sub-State regions (such as Kansas City). In order to apply as a local entity, an applicant must propose a project that serves one single community (see Section III.C.2 for the definition of community). Local entities must implement the project in collaboration with the required partners detailed in Section III.A.3.i. A local entity that receives an award under this SGA may not receive sub-grant or sub-contract funding through a grant awarded to a national entity under this SGA.
Employment and Training Administration
The Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department) announces the availability of approximately $150 million in grant funds authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act) for projects that provide training and placement services to provide pathways out of poverty and into employment within the industries described in the Supplementary Information, Part B of this SGA. Grantees selected from two separate types of applicants will be funded through this solicitation: (1) national nonprofit entities with networks of local affiliates, coalition members, or other established partners; and (2) local entities. Additional specific eligibility guidance is included in Section III.A, “Eligible Applicants and Required Partnerships.” ETA intends to fund grants ranging from approximately $3 to $8 million for national grantees, and grants ranging from approximately $2 to $4 million for local grantees.
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