Funds Available through Transitional Jobs Demonstration
The Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announces the availability of approximately $40 million in grant funds authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 to support successful applicants in providing enhanced transitional jobs (ETJ) programs, as well as other activities and services, to increase the workforce participation of low-income, hard-to-employ populations, specifically non-custodial parents and/or ex-offenders reentering their communities. ETA intends to fund grantees proposing to implement ETJ program models that go beyond transitional jobs (TJ) programs currently operating or tested previously. ETA seeks applications from either Local Workforce Investment Boards or non-profit community or faith-based organizations with 503(c)(3) IRS status with experience with providing TJ programs, or that represents a partnership that includes an organization with experience providing TJ programs. Applicants must demonstrate that a relationship exists with the required partners or that such a relationship could be established quickly because of existing connections and agreements to work together. Applicants may also include other partners that can provide needed services for program participants and/or refer participants to the applicant as described in the SGA. Upon selection, all grantees will be required to participate in a random assignment evaluation.
The complete SGA and any subsequent SGA amendments, including application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures and other program requirements governing this solicitation, is available on the ETA website. Applications must be received by 4:00 pm EST on April 15, 2011.
For further information about this SGA, please contact Mamie D. Williams, Grants Management Specialist, Division of Federal Assistance, at (202) 693-3341. Applicants should e-mail all technical questions to email@example.com and must specifically reference SGA/DFA PY 10-11, and along with question(s), include a contact name, fax and phone number.