Disability Employment Initiative Cooperative Agreements

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Funding Opportunity ID: 285479
Opportunity Number: FOA-ETA-16-07
Opportunity Title: Disability Employment Initiative Cooperative Agreements
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Employment, Labor and Training
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 17.283
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: The following organizations are eligible to apply:

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. (The reference to LWDBs throughout this FOA is not meant to eliminate states with single state workforce areas from the DEI.)

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.

Agency Code: DOL-ETA
Agency Name: Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Posted Date: Jun 27, 2016
Close Date: Aug 01, 2016 Applications must be received no later than 4:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Last Updated Date: Jun 27, 2016
Award Ceiling: $2,500,000
Award Floor: $1,500,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $15,600,000
Expected Number of Awards: 8
Description: This announcement solicits applications for Round VII of the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI). The purpose of this program is to provide funding to expand the capacity of American Job Centers (AJCs), also known as One-Stop Centers, to improve the employment outcomes of three population focus areas: 1) adults (ages 18 and older) with visible and non-visible disabilities, including those who have acquired disabilities in adulthood; 2) youth (ages 14-24) with visible and non-visible disabilities, including those who have chronic health conditions; and 3) individuals (ages 14 and older) with significant disabilities. 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. Capitalizing on the flexibility that the career pathways model provides to use innovative service delivery strategies, grantees will use their award to support job-driven approaches in their pre-existing career pathway systems and programs. This will further equip individuals with disabilities with the skills, competencies, and credentials necessary to help them obtain in-demand jobs, increase earnings, and advance their careers. The Department intends to award at least one cooperative agreement in each of three population focus areas: 1) adults (ages 18 and older) with visible and non-visible disabilities, including those who have acquired disabilities in adulthood; 2) youth (ages 14-24) with visible and non-visible disabilities, including those who have chronic health conditions; and 3) individuals (ages 14 and older) with significant disabilities. 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.
Version: Synopsis 1

Source:: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=285479

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