Deadline: 1 August 2016
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is seeking applications from organisations for Round VII of the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) with an aim to provide funding to expand the capacity of American Job Centers (AJCs), also known as One-Stop Centers, to improve the employment outcomes.
The DEI plans to accomplish this by increasing their participation in career pathways systems and successful existing programs in the public workforce system in partnership with vocational rehabilitation, community colleges and other education, human service, and business partners.
- Adults (ages 18 and older) with visible and non-visible disabilities, including those who have acquired disabilities in adulthood;
- Youth (ages 14-24) with visible and non-visible disabilities, including those who have chronic health conditions;
- Individuals (ages 14 and older) with significant disabilities.
- ETA expect availability of approximately $15,600,000 to fund approximately 8 cooperative agreements.
- The period of performance is 42 months with an anticipated start date of October 1, 2016.
- This performance period includes all necessary implementation and start-up activities.
- Cooperative agreements will be awarded to a lead applicant, which will serve as the grantee and have overall fiscal and administrative responsibility for the cooperative agreement.
- This responsibility may not be delegated.
- The lead applicant must be the state workforce agency (SWA) that is eligible for funding under Title I of WIOA or for funding under the W-P Act.
- The SWA, as well as the Local Workforce Development Board(s) (LWDB) identified as a required partner for this grant, must be involved in existing career pathways systems, programs, and partnerships.
- Applicants may also include entities receiving funds under WIOA Section 166 grants.
- An eligible applicant is a tribe, tribal consortium, or tribal non-profit organization that receives funds under WIOA Section 166 Indian and Native American Program.
- These applicants are not required to partner with LWDBs. States that received DEI Round VI funds are not eligible for funding under this FOA.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply via given website.
Eligible Country: United States
For more information, please visit grants.gov.