Dislocated Worker Opportunity Grants


Funding Opportunity ID: 296055
Opportunity Number: ETA-TEGL-01-2017
Opportunity Title: Dislocated Worker Opportunity Grants
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Employment, Labor and Training
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 17.277
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: (1) States or outlying areas, or a consortium of states/outlying areas; or (2) an entity described in sec. 166(c) of WIOA (related to Indian and Native American programs)
Agency Code: DOL-ETA
Agency Name: Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Posted Date: Aug 01, 2017
Close Date: Aug 31, 2017 The closing date for receipt of applications under this announcement is August 31, 2017. Applications must be received no later than 4:00:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
Last Updated Date: Aug 01, 2017
Award Ceiling: $4,300,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $35,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 57
Description: The Department of Labor is announcing the availability of up to $35 million for Dislocated Worker Opportunity Grants (DWOGs). Individual awards will be up to 4.3 million, and will be based on each applicant’s share of calendar year 2016 monthly averages of the Civilian Labor Force (CLF), as well as unemployment levels. A weighting of 50 percent will be assigned to both CLF and unemployment. The purpose of this funding is to enable eligible applicants to serve dislocated workers, who are unemployed and seeking reentry into the workforce, with career services and training which increases their skill levels to become competitive for growing or high-demand employment opportunities. These grants will be funded through the National Dislocated Worker Grant program. National Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs) are discretionary grants awarded by the Secretary of Labor under section 170 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). DWGs provide time-limited employment and training assistance to dislocated workers in response to major economic dislocations or other events that affect the U.S. workforce, and which cannot be accommodated with WIOA formula funds or other relevant existing resources. For the purpose of the DWOG solicitation, the Department has recognized the impact of ongoing smaller dislocation events over time as a major dislocation event eligible for DWG assistance. The primary goals of the DWOGs are: 1.) to expand opportunities for dislocated workers to upgrade skills that lead to employment or industry-recognized credentials in growing or high-demand industries and occupations; and, 2.) to address the skill gaps faced by employers in growing or high-demand industries. In order to support an American economy that provides opportunity for all, worker skills must align with the needs of growing or high-demand industries. DWOGs will focus on job training that provides dislocated workers, who are unlikely to return to previous occupations, an opportunity to retool and re-engage in high-growth sectors of the economy.
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