U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
07/29/20 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Grants to USA government agencies, nonprofit organizations, school districts, IHEs, tribal governments, and regional organizations in eligible areas for workforce development programs. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to serve the Appalachian and Delta Regions.
The purpose of this program is to demonstrate the alignment of regionally driven, comprehensive approaches to addressing economic distress and the necessary workforce development activities to ensure a workforce capable of succeeding in current and future job opportunities. Successful long-term economic growth strategies build upon bottom-up, community-led plans that promote economic resilience and maximize regional strengths. The WORC Initiative grants take a long-term view toward assisting eligible communities in diversifying their economies by investing in local strategies developed by regional partners. This long-term view also acknowledges the impact of the opioid crisis and the significant challenges it presents to a community’s workforce. To address these challenges, ETA encourages applicants to include within their applications strategies to address the employment and training needs of individuals affected by substance use disorder in their communities.
The goal of this grant opportunity is to create economic prosperity and gainful employment opportunities for eligible individuals of the Appalachian and Delta regions, enabling them to remain and thrive in these communities. The WORC Initiative provides funding to eligible applicants proposing to meet this goal with a project addressing the employment and training needs of the local and regional workforce, created in collaboration with community partners and in coordination with existing economic development strategies.
Successful applicants will demonstrate clear strategies to provide needed career, training, and support services to eligible individuals in counties, parishes, and/or areas currently underserved by other resources, so they may secure good jobs in stable, high-demand occupations. Eligible individuals served under this grant include dislocated workers, new entrants to the workforce, and incumbent workers. Applicants are encouraged to incorporate strategies that support eligible individuals impacted by substance use disorder; at least $5 million is anticipated to go to grants that include support for individuals impacted by substance use disorder.
Priority will be given to veterans and spouses of veterans.
For Eligible Activities, see https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ETA/grants/pdfs/FOA-ETA-20-04.pdf#page=10.
GrantWatch ID#: 186036
- Award Ceiling: $1,500,000
- Award Floor: $150,000
The period of performance for these grants will be no more than 36 months from an anticipated start date of September 30, 2020. This performance period includes all necessary implementation and start-up activities.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For further information about this FOA, please contact Jenifer McEnery, Grants Management Specialist, Office of Grants Management, at (202) 693-2815. Applicants should e-mail all technical questions to McEnery.Jenifer@dol.gov and must specifically reference FOA-ETA-20-04, and along with question(s), include a contact name, fax and phone number.
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The Appalachian and Lower Mississippi Delta (Delta) regions:
- Appalachian region: https://www.arc.gov/appalachian_region/TheAppalachianRegion.asp
- Delta region: https://dra.gov/about-dra/dra-states/ and https://dra.gov/about-dra/map-room/
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