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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION WIOA-DWG ADVISORY SYSTEM CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR WIOA Washington, D.C. 20210 DATE

March 18, 2020

ADVISORY:                TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT GUIDANCE LETTER NO.  12-19

OPERATING GUIDANCEfor the WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND

OPPORTUNITY ACT (known as WIOA)

TO: STATE WORKFORCE AGENCIES STATE WORKFORCE ADMINISTRATORS

STATE WORKFORCE LIAISONS

STATE AND LOCAL WORKFORCE BOARD CHAIRS AND DIRECTORS

LABOR COMMISSIONERS

AMERICAN JOB CENTERS

WIOA SECTION 166(c) INDIAN AND NATIVE AMERICAN PROGRAM

GRANTEES

RAPID RESPONSE COORDINATORS

TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE LEADS

FROM:                 JOHN P ALLASCH

Assistant Secretary

SUBJECT:         Nationwide Dislocated Employee Grant Program Steerage

  1. To tell the state and native workforce growth system of the insurance policies and priorities that govern the award and use of Nationwide Dislocated Employee Grant (DWG) funds, pursuant to the Workforce Innovation and Alternative Act (WIOA), Title I, Part 170.
  2. Motion Requested. Please share with all workers who administer DWGs. States ought to evaluation their DWG insurance policies and utility procedures to adjust to this TEGL.
  3. Abstract and Background.
  4. Abstract-This TEGL clarifies DWG program insurance policies, together with: the forms of DWGs; grant funding method; interval of efficiency and interval of expenditure; value limitations; administrative insurance policies; utility necessities; efficiency targets and reporting; and, post-award insurance policies. The Division issued preliminary working steering on DWGs on July 1, 2015, and issued ultimate laws on August 19, 2016. After awarding and implementing DWGs below WIOA, ETA is now issuing revised steering to handle questions from states. This steering rescinds and replaces TEGL 2-15, Operational Steerage for Nationwide Dislocated Employee Grants, pursuant to the Workforce Innovation and Alternative Act, date

 

 

Attachment I

 

Nationwide Dislocated Employee Grant Program Steerage

Contents

Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

Varieties of DWGs ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2

  1. Catastrophe Restoration DWGs ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2
  2. Employment Restoration DWGs ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 8
  3. Particular Populations DWGs ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 12 a. DWGs for Dislocated Service Members …………………………………………………………………………. 13 Grant Funding Method ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 14

Interval of Efficiency and Interval of Expenditure …………………………………………………………………………. 15

DWG Price Limitations ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 15

Administrative Insurance policies ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 17

Candidates ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 19

Efficiency Targets and Reporting …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 20

Submit-Award Insurance policies ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 21

 

Part 1 Introduction

 

The aim of this program steering is to offer an implementation framework for the Nationwide

Dislocated Employee Grant (DWG) program, together with insurance policies, priorities, and necessities.  The

Employment and Coaching Administration (ETA) accepts functions in two classes: Catastrophe Restoration and Employment Restoration.  Employment Restoration DWGs embrace DWGs for Dislocated Service Members.

 

ETA might develop further classes and conduct restricted competitions to fulfill specific wants of dislocated staff, as program funding permits.  In such instances, ETA will difficulty a separate announcement and steering.

 

DWGs are time-limited funding help in response to main financial dislocations or different occasions that trigger important affect on states and native areas that exceed the capability of current components funds and different related sources to handle.  ETA considers DWGs to be supplemental sources that present flexibility to states and communities in responding to and recovering from surprising occasions that trigger large-scale job loss that exceed the capability of the state or native space to handle with components sources.  As such, ETA expects that tasks funded with DWG sources be aligned with current state and native strategic priorities, sources, and packages and never operated as stand-alone tasks.  Candidates ought to design and perform DWG tasks to function in alignment with different state and native packages, together with Fast Response, layoff aversion, and the components Dislocated Employee program and centered on addressing employment and coaching wants in states and native areas.

 

ETA additionally strongly encourages candidates to submit venture plans demonstrating the intent to maximise constructive outcomes for individuals, and embrace in grant functions venture objectives supporting alignment with WIOA efficiency measures, together with the variety of individuals served, placement of individuals in employment, and expertise and credentials earned.

 

Part 2Varieties of DWGs

 

A. Catastrophe Restoration DWGs

 

Description

Catastrophe Restoration DWGs present catastrophe aid and humanitarian help employment, in addition to employment and coaching companies, as acceptable, to attenuate the employment and financial affect of declared disasters and emergency conditions, in disaster-declared areas as outlined in 20 CFR 687.110(b).

 

DWG funds might also present employment and coaching companies to dislocated staff and different eligible individuals.

 

Qualifying Occasions

The next occasions are eligible for Catastrophe Restoration DWGs:

 

  1. Emergencies and main disasters, as outlined below Part 102 of the Stafford Act (42 U.S.C.

5122(6)), declared by FEMA as eligible for Public Help below any class (A by way of G).

 

  1. Emergencies or catastrophe conditions of nationwide significance, pure or man-made, that would end in a probably giant lack of employment, as declared or in any other case acknowledged and issued in writing by the chief official of a Federal company with jurisdiction over the Federal response to the catastrophe or emergency.

 

Be aware: Not each Federal declaration of a catastrophe qualifies an applicant for Catastrophe Restoration DWG help.  Candidates should reveal {that a} probably giant lack of employment might end result from the catastrophe or emergency.  ETA defines this because the potential lack of a minimum of 50 jobs.  The appliance for Catastrophe Restoration DWG funds should embrace a rationale justifying the projected degree of job loss.

 

WIOA doesn’t enable declarations by a governor to qualify an applicant for Catastrophe Restoration DWG help.

 

  1. Relocation of a considerable variety of people from a state, tribal space, or outlying space affected by a catastrophe or emergency to different states, tribal areas, or outlying areas exterior the catastrophe or emergency space.

 

           

Eligible Candidates

Eligible candidates for Catastrophe Restoration DWGs are the state, outlying space, or Indian tribal governments as outlined by the Stafford Act, 42 U.S.C. 5122(6).

 

The eligible company or group would be the grantee, in addition to the fiscal agent liable for the suitable allocation of funding to the affected areas.

 

States might sub-grant funds to native boards and/or might expend such funds by way of private and non-private businesses and organizations engaged in such tasks, in step with Part 5 of this steering.  ETA expects states to allocate funds to affected areas and repair suppliers rapidly as a way to guarantee funds can fulfill the needs of those grants and to make sure that staff obtain help.

 

Eligible Individuals

A person eligible to obtain companies by way of a Catastrophe Restoration DWG should be one of many following, per 20 CFR 687.170(b):

 

  1. briefly or completely laid off as a consequence of the catastrophe;
  2. a dislocated employee as outlined at 29 U.S.C. 3102(3)(15);
  3. a long-term unemployed employee; or
  4. a self-employed particular person who turned unemployed or considerably underemployed on account of the catastrophe or emergency.

 

Grantees are liable for setting acceptable insurance policies and procedures for figuring out participant eligibility.  The state has the authority to offer exceptions to its insurance policies concerning the appropriate documentation native areas should acquire to doc participant eligibility, reminiscent of throughout a catastrophe.  Such exceptions might depend on self-attestation.  States ultimately should acquire all documentation essential to reveal that every participant is eligible below 20 CFR 687.170(b).  

 

When making use of for a Catastrophe Restoration DWG in response to an inflow of a considerable variety of people relocating away from the catastrophe space, candidates should reveal that a minimum of 50 people have relocated or evacuated from an space receiving a Federal declaration for the catastrophe occasion.     

 

Allowable Grant Actions

Catastrophe Aid Employment.  Catastrophe Restoration DWGs present funding for the creation of disasterrelief employment, which is momentary employment of eligible people for the needs described in WIOA Part 170(b)(1)(B) and (d), in addition to 20 CFR 687.180(b) and (c).[1]  Candidates should reveal that disaster-relief employment created below a Catastrophe Restoration DWG aligns with the next classes:

 

  1. Clear-up and restoration efforts together with demolition, restore, renovation and reconstruction of broken and destroyed constructions, services and lands situated inside the catastrophe space and in offshore areas associated to the emergency or catastrophe; or,
  2. Employment-related to the supply of acceptable humanitarian help within the rapid aftermath of the catastrophe or emergency; extra data on humanitarian help is supplied beneath.

 

To be eligible for funding, all Catastrophe Restoration DWG candidates’ proposed tasks should embrace disaster-relief employment in response to the federally declared catastrophe occasion, besides within the exceptions described beneath.  ETA encourages candidates to suggest co-enrolling individuals in disaster-relief employment in employment and coaching actions and to offer supportive companies as relevant, and it encourages grantees to co-enroll and supply supportive companies no matter whether or not doing so was explicitly addressed within the utility.  Particular person enrollment in momentary employment is restricted to 12 months (or 2,080 hours) until the grantee requests an extension of as much as a further 12 months by way of a grant modification, and the Secretary of Labor grants such an extension.

 

Not all individuals in a Catastrophe Restoration DWG venture should take part in disaster-relief employment.  Grantees might present employment and coaching actions to individuals not in disaster-relief employment.  In abstract, grantees might enroll Catastrophe Restoration DWG individuals in:

 

  • Catastrophe-relief employment solely;
  • Employment and coaching actions solely; or
  • Each disaster-relief employment and employment and coaching actions.

 

These actions might happen concurrently, or one might happen previous to the opposite.  Grantees should assess and decide the precise wants of every particular person participant and enroll them in disaster-relief employment, employment and coaching companies, or each, in a way that’s almost certainly to end in profitable outcomes.  As a basic purpose, grantees ought to design and supply employment and coaching actions geared toward permitting individuals to acquire unsubsidized, sustainable employment following the conclusion of grant-supported actions.

 

For individuals who solely obtain catastrophe aid employment, the identical efficiency knowledge assortment necessities apply as for different DWG individuals.  Nevertheless, individuals who obtain solely catastrophe aid employment will not be included within the main indicators of efficiency until they obtain different allowable profession and coaching companies supplied by way of a grant or by way of co-enrollment in one other WIOA core or companion program that shares a standard exit with DWG within the state’s widespread exit coverage.

 

Exceptions to Requirement to Present Catastrophe-Aid Employment.  The Division, at its discretion, might select to approve solely employment and coaching actions for the next conditions:

  1. For Catastrophe Restoration DWGs awarded in response to non-Stafford Act catastrophe or emergency declarations, the place the circumstances and nature of the catastrophe don’t enable for the clean-up and humanitarian momentary employment alternatives approved by WIOA. Or,

 

  1. For Catastrophe Restoration DWGs which can be awarded on account of an inflow of people relocated from a catastrophe space, the place the grantee is just not responding to the precise catastrophe, as a result of it’s in one other geographic space. In these circumstances, the DWG will present employment and coaching companies as the first exercise, as individuals are exterior of the catastrophe space.  Nevertheless, these grants might also supply individuals catastrophe aid employment the place acceptable.

 

Employment and Coaching Providers.  DWG tasks present employment and coaching companies to dislocated staff and different eligible individuals following a qualifying catastrophe or emergency.  DWG funds might present employment and coaching companies no matter a person’s participation in catastrophe aid employment.

 

Supportive Providers.  Supportive companies are allowable when they’re wanted to allow people to take part in catastrophe aid employment and employment and coaching companies and when supportive companies can’t be obtained by way of different packages.  Supportive service insurance policies for a catastrophe venture should align with the state or native space supportive service coverage; any supportive companies supplied should be in step with WIOA.

 

Basic Insurance policies: Catastrophe Restoration DWGs

Restrict on Catastrophe Aid Employment Length.  Individuals in disaster-relief positions could also be employed for a most of 12 months or 2,080 hours, whichever is longer.   Grantees might submit a modification request to increase the interval of employment for current individuals for as much as a further 12 months, and this modification request should justify the rationale for extending individuals’ disaster-relief employment, as required by 20 C.F.R. 687.180(b)(1)  If there stays humanitarian or clean-up wants after individuals attain the boundaries on employment period, the state ought to try to make use of new eligible people to proceed the work at hand quite than proceed the employment or re-employment of individuals which have reached 12 months or 2,080 hours of disaster-relief employment.

 

Whereas every catastrophe is totally different, ETA expects that the majority humanitarian help wants will resolve inside 12 months of the catastrophe occasion, as disaster-affected communities rebuild, and their populations acquire everlasting housing and not want help in acquiring meals and clothes. When offering a justification for extending employment to 20 C.F.R. 687.180(b)(1), grantees should reveal that humanitarian help wants stay.

 

Participant Wages.  The worksite employer that gives individuals momentary disaster-relief employment below a Catastrophe Restoration DWG is required to pay the upper of the Federal, state, or native minimal wage, or the comparable charges of pay for different people employed in comparable occupations by the identical employer.  In accordance with WIOA Part 181(a)(1)(A), usually, individuals should be compensated on the similar charges, together with periodic will increase, as workers who’re equally located in comparable occupations by the identical employer and who’ve comparable coaching, expertise, and expertise.  Moreover, such charges should be in accordance with relevant legislation however in no occasion lower than the upper of the speed laid out in Part 6(a)(1) of the Honest Labor Requirements Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206(a)(1)) or the relevant state or native minimal wage legislation.  The place relevant, fringe advantages needs to be paid in accordance with the insurance policies of the worksite employer.

 

The wages paid to momentary disaster-relief staff should be in step with the wages of the supervising entity’s different workers—everlasting or momentary—performing the identical or comparable work.

 

Grantees should apportion DWG funding allotted for wages of the momentary staff to solely the chosen worksite employer for the Catastrophe Restoration DWG venture.  There isn’t any limitation on what kind of entity could also be a worksite employer.

 

Worksite Choice.  Catastrophe-relief worksites should be situated within the geographic catastrophe space lined by the qualifying declaration for the Catastrophe Restoration DWG (a catastrophe or emergency declaration below the Stafford Act or different Federal company’s declaration of a catastrophe or emergency of nationwide significance).

 

Grantees should give the very best precedence to clean-up of the catastrophe space’s most severely broken public services and to the cleanup and the availability of humanitarian help to economically deprived areas inside the catastrophe space.  To the extent possible, administering funds in response to these priorities should be in coordination with any tasks administered by emergency administration businesses, as described on this doc inside the part entitled “Coordination with Emergency Management Agencies.”

 

Initiatives might carry out work on non-public property solely below these circumstances:

  1. The work should be supposed to take away well being and security hazards to the bigger neighborhood or to handle or alleviate particular financial or employment-related impacts of the catastrophe, reminiscent of clean-up work wanted for disaster-affected employers to renew operation;
  2. The actions essential to take away well being and security hazards on non-public lands or round houses or different constructions might solely return the land or construction(s) to a secure and liveable degree, and never enhance the unique land or construction(s);
  3. The venture prioritizes service to older people and people with disabilities; and
  4. Grantees should not use Catastrophe Restoration DWG funds to cowl the price of supplies to do repairs.

 

Prior approval of the grant officer is required earlier than any disaster-relief employment work on non-public property.

 

Humanitarian Help.  Humanitarian help usually consists of actions designed to save lots of lives, alleviate struggling, and preserve human dignity within the rapid aftermath of disasters.  This help consists of actions reminiscent of the availability of meals, clothes, and shelter.  The humanitarian help supplied by disaster-relief staff should relate on to rapid response to the catastrophe state of affairs named within the DWG utility and the Federal declaration.

 

DWG-funded disaster-relief staff should solely present humanitarian help acceptable below a Catastrophe Restoration DWG, focusing particularly on responding to the rapid impacts of a catastrophe, as declared by a Federal company with jurisdiction over the Federal response to the catastrophe occasion.  The supply of basic humanitarian help that solely focuses on prevention and planning of future catastrophe occasions is just not an allowable exercise below a Catastrophe Restoration DWG.  ETA will enable actions that present prevention and planning for future occasions provided that these actions are incidental to responding to the humanitarian help wants created by the catastrophe.  For instance, the place the catastrophe occasion is the contamination of the native water provide, an allowable humanitarian help exercise could possibly be set up of water filters to make sure entry to scrub water.  These filters might defend the affected inhabitants from future contaminations, however a grantee might use DWG funds to cowl their set up as a result of this disaster-relief employment exercise addresses a humanitarian help want attributable to the present catastrophe occasion—lack of entry to scrub water.  As a result of variable nature of disasters declared throughout Federal businesses, ETA will contemplate humanitarian help actions on a case-by-case foundation.

 

Emergency Utility.  Candidates might request Catastrophe Restoration DWGs by way of an abbreviated emergency utility to facilitate well timed supply of DWG help in response to a catastrophe occasion.  These functions should be submitted to ETA inside 15 days of the declaration of a qualifying catastrophe declaration by FEMA or different Federal company having jurisdiction over the catastrophe.  With acceptable justification, candidates might request an exception to this requirement, to permit for the submission of the emergency utility inside an affordable timeframe after Day 15.  Candidates even have the choice to submit a full utility containing a finances and plan, in lieu of an emergency utility.

 

Full Utility.  Inside 60 enterprise days following an award of Catastrophe Restoration DWG funds requested through an emergency utility, the grantee should modify the grant to offer a full utility.  This features a finances, implementation plan, and an inventory of worksites the place the catastrophe aid work might be carried out.  ETA might also require the grantee to submit further data per the particular circumstances of the preliminary DWG award.  Modification procedures are addressed within the Utility Necessities part discovered later on this doc.

 

Mitigation.  Typically, catastrophe aid employment below Catastrophe Restoration DWGs is not going to be approved for actions which can be designed to mitigate future disasters.  DWG actions might assist mitigate the continuing results of the catastrophe and stop future catastrophe solely the place such actions are essentially a part of momentary employment to scrub up or present humanitarian help to victims of the catastrophe or emergency that served because the grant’s qualifying occasion.  For instance, DWG-funded disaster-relief employment might help putting in a brand new twister siren system to exchange one destroyed by a twister, but it surely can not help putting in a twister siren system not beforehand accessible within the disaster-affected space. DWG funds might help mitigation work solely inside the necessities of WIOA Part 170(d)(1) for catastrophe aid employment.

 

Coordination with Emergency Administration Businesses.  The grantee should coordinate the actions funded below a Catastrophe Restoration DWG with the suitable organizations, together with state emergency administration businesses, to keep away from duplication of efforts and to make sure that its actions appropriately reply to the affected neighborhood’s wants after a catastrophe.  The grantee should coordinate with Federal businesses dealing with the Federal response to the catastrophe or emergency, both by way of direct contact or contact with state businesses coordinating with these Federal businesses.

 

The grantee will need to have a plan in place to get well WIOA funds expended for actions or companies for which different funds develop into accessible.  Examples embrace, however will not be restricted to: actions/sources supplied by FEMA or different Federal businesses; public or non-public insurance coverage; and development staff employed by non-public for-profit corporations whose employment is roofed by different accessible sources.

 

Well being and Security Requirements.  In all DWG tasks, grantees should make sure that venture individuals comply with the identical well being and security requirements established below Federal and state legislation relevant to working circumstances of everlasting workers.  To the extent that state staff’ compensation legislation applies, staff’ compensation shall be supplied to venture individuals on the identical foundation as people in comparable employment, as required by WIOA Part 181(b)(4).  In instances during which a venture participant is just not lined below a state staff’ compensation legislation, the venture participant should be supplied with sufficient on-site medical and accident insurance coverage for work-related actions.  The grantee should additionally make sure that venture individuals obtain acceptable security coaching in accordance with the Occupational Security and

Well being Act (OSHA) of 1970 and guarantee secure working circumstances.  For extra data, contact the OSHA subject workplace.  A list of OSHA subject workplaces is obtainable at http://www.osha.gov/html/RAmap.html.

 

Further Catastrophe Occasions.  Catastrophe Restoration DWG funds awarded to a grantee could also be accessible for expenditure for extra declared disasters or conditions of nationwide significance that happen in the identical program yr the funds have been awarded.  The addition of catastrophe occasions to an current DWG venture requires prior approval from ETA by way of a grant modification request.

 

B. Employment Restoration DWGs

 

Description

Employment Restoration DWGs present sources to states and different eligible candidates to answer main financial dislocations, reminiscent of giant, surprising layoff occasions that trigger important job losses.  The Secretary of Labor has the discretion to award DWGs to eligible entities the place the eligible entity can reveal the necessity for extra funds to offer employment and coaching help to staff affected by main financial dislocations, reminiscent of plant closures and mass layoffs.  This additionally might embrace closures and realignments of army installations.  ETA will look at every utility on a case-by-case foundation to find out if the applicant has demonstrated want.  Employment Restoration DWGs present employment and coaching help to dislocated staff and different eligible individuals as described beneath.

 

Qualifying Layoff Occasions

The next dislocation situations might qualify for Employment Restoration DWGs below 20 CFR 687.110(a).

 

Mass Layoff or Plant Closure.  Layoffs or plant closures affecting 50 or extra staff from one employer inside the service space of the applicant might qualify for Mass Layoff or Plant Closure Employment Restoration DWGs.  An applicant might embrace smaller layoffs at different corporations within the space if the first layoff induced or contributed to the smaller layoffs.

 

Trade-Huge Layoffs.  Layoff occasions from a number of corporations in the identical {industry}, as decided by the two-digit code degree within the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS), might qualify for Trade-Huge Employment Restoration DWGs.  Further layoffs affecting fewer than 50 staff could also be included in an industry-wide DWG utility when there’s a minimum of one firm with a layoff affecting 50 or extra staff included within the utility, and the extra corporations are in the identical NAICS two-digit code degree.

 

Group Influence.  A number of small dislocations occurring over a interval of as much as 12 months which have considerably elevated the variety of unemployed people in a regional or native workforce space might qualify for a Group Influence Employment Restoration DWG.  Group affect grants usually serve rural areas the place the employer base is predominantly smaller corporations with fewer than 50 workers every, and the place layoffs might not meet the definition of “mass layoffs” famous above.

 

Eligible Candidates

Eligible candidates for Employment Restoration DWGs embrace:

  1. a state or outlying space, or a consortium of states;
  2. an area Workforce Improvement Board (WDB) or a consortium of WDBs;
  3. an entity eligible for funding by way of the Indian and Native American program in WIOA Part 166(c);
  4. entities decided to be acceptable by the governor of the state or outlying space concerned;
    1. To be eligible, such entities should connect a signed letter from the Governor, on official letterhead, figuring out the group and indicating why the Governor has decided it acceptable to hold out a DWG venture.
  5. and entities that reveal to the Secretary of Labor their functionality to successfully reply to circumstances associated to specific dislocations.
    1. To reveal its functionality to the Secretary, such an applicant should submit documentation that the applicant has:
      1. experience with workforce growth or coaching;
      2. the geographic or administrative attain to deal with large-scale workforce points;
  • monetary and administrative functionality to manage a Federal grant; and iv. a letter of help for its DWG utility from its state workforce company and WDBs for the geographic space(s) the DWG will serve.

 

In instances the place the applicant is just not the state workforce company that receives WIOA Dislocated Employee (DW) components funds, the applicant should work collaboratively with its state workforce company to make sure that the applicant coordinates with the state’s Fast Response efforts for which the state workforce company is accountable.

 

Eligible Individuals[2]

For many Employment Restoration DWGs, the next people are eligible to obtain employment and coaching help:

 

  1. a dislocated employee as outlined in WIOA Part 3(15);
  2. a civilian worker of the Division of Protection or the Division of Vitality employed at a army set up that’s being closed, or that can bear realignment, inside the subsequent 24 months after the date of the willpower of eligibility;
  3. a person who’s employed in a non-managerial place with a Division of Protection contractor, who is set by the Secretary of Protection to be vulnerable to termination from employment on account of reductions in protection expenditures, and whose employer is changing operations from protection to nondefense functions as a way to stop employee layoffs; or
  4. a member of the Armed Forces who:
    1. was on energetic responsibility or full-time Nationwide Guard responsibility;
    2. is involuntarily separated (as outlined in part 1141 of title 10, United States Code) from energetic responsibility or full-time Nationwide Guard responsibility; or is separated from energetic responsibility or full-time Nationwide Guard responsibility pursuant to a particular separation advantages program below 10 U.S.C.

1174a, or the voluntary separation incentive program below part 1175 of that title;

  1. is just not entitled to retire or retained pay incident to the separation described in Subclause b above; and
  2. applies for employment and coaching help inside 180 days of that separation.

 

The place these legal guidelines and insurance policies don’t battle with WIOA, ETA usually defers to established state statutory definitions or insurance policies set by Governors and native boards in additional figuring out which people are eligible individuals for DWG-supported companies.  Nevertheless, DWG grantees are inspired to provide priority for grant participation to these people instantly affected by the layoff(s) recognized within the utility establishing eligibility to use for the DWG.

 

Co-Enrollment with Commerce Adjustment Help

 

ETA not requires a separate DWG utility to cowl trade-affected staff; as an alternative, tradeaffected staff could also be served below Employment Restoration DWGs as relevant.  ETA strongly encourages co-enrollment with acceptable packages for eligible people, together with those that are trade-affected.

 

Employment Restoration DWGs might present DWG individuals who’re trade-affected with allowable companies not in any other case supplied by the TAA Program.  Typically, the TAA Program gives employment and case administration companies, coaching, earnings help, and job search and relocation allowances for eligible adversely affected staff and employment and case administration companies and coaching for eligible adversely affected incumbent staff.

 

The Commerce Act, as amended, accommodates provisions permitting the prices of a coaching program accepted below the Act to be paid by TAA funds or from different sources however doesn’t enable duplication of fee of coaching prices, in accordance with Sections 236 and 239 of the Act.  Beneath sure circumstances, the prices of coaching could also be shared throughout TAA and DW components or DWG packages.  Nevertheless, states might not use TAA funds to reimburse coaching prices incurred and TAA funds can’t be utilized earlier than a participant is set eligible for TAA.  Moreover, the TAA Governor-Secretary Settlement, Part D, requires that the TAA Program would be the main supply of help to trade-affected staff.  To the extent trade-affected staff require help or companies not approved below the TAA Program, or for which TAA Program funds are unavailable or inadequate (together with for required employment and case administration companies), the state will make such help accessible by way of the American Job Heart community.  This provision consists of companies supplied by DWGs.

 

Commerce-affected staff might obtain DWG-funded coaching if their required coaching is just not lined by the TAA Program.  The examples beneath additionally describe how DWG funds can be utilized to help trade-affected staff:

 

  1. If trade-affected staff are unable to start a coaching program instantly, the DWG might fund coaching for a restricted time interval. Grantees will need to have methods in place to accommodate a change within the funding of coaching.  On this occasion, any coaching proposed with DWG funds to tradeaffected staff should be delivered by way of a coaching supplier eligible below each the TAA and the WIOA program necessities, and the coaching should be approvable below the TAA Program.

 

  1. When a TAA petition has been filed by or on behalf of a team of workers however group eligibility has not but been decided, DWG funding could also be used for coaching within the short-term till certification is rendered after a accomplished TAA investigation, and the state company working the TAA Program determines the employee’s particular person eligibility. Grantees will need to have methods in place to accommodate a change within the funding of coaching after TAA Program approval is obtained.  Such a participant ought to stay co-enrolled within the DWG and the TAA Program, as the person may have continued profession and supportive companies supplied by way of the DWG.

 

  1. Within the occasion that enough state TAA funds and enough WIOA DW components funds will not be accessible to offer coaching to the affected staff, a grantee might use DWG funds to offer coaching.

 

For extra data and different particular necessities on the TAA Program, see https://www.doleta.gov/tradeact/.

 

Timing of Utility

Functions needs to be submitted inside 120 days of a qualifying layoff occasion to facilitate the well timed supply of reemployment companies to the affected staff.  The goal team of workers is eligible for help upon notification of layoff (receipt of a person layoff discover or the date of the corporate’s layoff announcement) or the date of the layoff itself.

 

Grant functions could also be submitted below emergency standing for sudden or surprising mass layoff occasions, reminiscent of an unannounced facility closure or the destruction of a spot of employment on account of a hearth.  This streamlined and shorter emergency utility should be submitted no later than 15 days after the occasion happens, in any other case, candidates ought to submit a full utility; on the discretion of the grant officer, emergency functions could also be accepted greater than 15 days after the qualifying layoff occasion with acceptable justification.  The applicant should submit a full utility inside 60 enterprise days following the date of award.  By this time, candidates ought to have entry to knowledge to help a full utility.

 

Allowable Actions

Employment and Coaching Help.  For Employment Restoration DWGs, the time period “employment and training assistance” consists of profession companies, coaching companies, and supportive companies, as described beneath.

 

Profession Providers.  Profession companies are described in WIOA Part 134(c)(2); 20 CFR Half 680; and TEGL 16-16 Part C.  These embrace a number of companies and actions to assist help dislocated staff in making knowledgeable choices based mostly on native and regional financial demand for the aim of reaching reemployment and schooling objectives.  These embrace however will not be restricted to:  outreach, consumption, labor change companies, preliminary and complete assessments, growth of a person employment plan, referral, provision of labor market data, provision of knowledge on eligible coaching suppliers, and provision of knowledge on the supply of supportive companies.

 

Coaching Providers.  As described in WIOA Part 134(c)(3)(D), coaching companies are allowable below Financial Restoration DWGs and should embrace:  occupational coaching, on-the-job coaching (together with apprenticeships), entrepreneurial coaching, and customised coaching.  DWG funds could also be used to reimburse as much as 50 % of the wage charge for on-the-job coaching or as much as the reimbursement share the Governor or native board has accepted for on-the-job coaching for WIOA components packages in response to the factors outlined in WIOA Part 134(c)(3)(H) and 20 CFR 680.730.  The usage of DWG funds for coaching is topic to the restrictions or necessities as relevant to the WIOA Dislocated Employee components program delineated in 20 CFR half 680 and TEGL 19-16, Steerage on Providers Supplied by way of the Grownup and Dislocated Employee Packages below the Workforce Innovation and Alternative Act (WIOA) and the Wagner Peyser Act Employment Service (ES), as amended by title III of WIOA, and for Implementation of the WIOA Closing Guidelines.

 

Supportive Providers.  Supportive companies are allowable when they’re wanted to allow people to take part in disaster-relief employment and employment and coaching companies and when supportive companies can’t be obtained by way of different packages.  Supportive service insurance policies for a catastrophe venture should align with the state or native space supportive service coverage; any supportive companies supplied should be in step with WIOA.

 

Wants-Associated Funds (NRPs).  NRPs are a class of Supportive Providers.  As outlined in WIOA

Part 134(d)(3), NRPs are allowable for DWG individuals who’re unemployed and don’t qualify for (or have ceased to qualify for) unemployment compensation to allow them to take part in coaching companies.  NRPs supplied below a DWG should adhere to state and native space insurance policies and procedures in place for all individuals.  Insurance policies and procedures might not be particularly created for DWG individuals.  Candidates who plan to supply NRPs to DWG individuals should embrace a duplicate of the relevant NRP insurance policies as a part of the grant submission.

 

If the dislocated employee has ceased to qualify for unemployment compensation, they’re nonetheless eligible for NRPs in the event that they meet the 13-week deadline for enrollment in coaching necessities described in WIOA Part 134(d)(3)(B) and 20 CFR 680.950.

 

Components Thought-about in Awarding DWGs and Award Quantities

The Employment Restoration DWG program, as grants are awarded on the Secretary’s discretion, to help grant recipients in coping with dislocation occasions, reminiscent of layoffs and plant closures that can’t be dealt with by way of the native workforce growth system’s regular capability.  ETA will decide whether or not the dislocation exceeds the traditional capability of the native workforce system on a case-by-case foundation.  ETA units no agency necessities that candidates should meet to reveal this demand past the traditional capability of the native workforce system.   Amongst different elements, ETA might contemplate the extent of expenditure of the applicant’s prior program yr complete accessible DW components funds (together with Fast Response and carry-in). Different elements ETA will contemplate embrace together with the standard of the proposed venture, the severity of job loss qualifying occasion, and the applicant’s previous efficiency in administering the WIOA Title I Dislocated Employee program or prior DWG awards. ETA might use quarterly monetary experiences (ETA-9130 type) to confirm expenditures and transfers to the Grownup program and should use disbursement experiences to confirm the fund utilization between quarterly reporting intervals.

 

Including Employers

If a grantee desires so as to add employers to a DWG venture not included within the preliminary grant award, the grantee ought to submit a grant modification request inside the similar program yr during which the grant award was made.  If the addition of recent employers ends in a change in scope to the DWG venture, such additions could also be prohibited by Federal appropriations legislation.  Grantees should administer DWG tasks for the unique objective below which the funds have been awarded.

 

C. Particular Populations DWGs

 

One sub-type of Employment Restoration DWGs targets a particular inhabitants: DWGs for Dislocated Service Members.  These comply with the framework for Employment Restoration DWGs, with extra particular necessities for qualifying occasions, eligible individuals, and allowable actions, as described beneath.  

 

           

  1. DWGs for Dislocated Service Members

 

Description

DWGs might present help to areas the place there’s a higher-than-average demand for employment and coaching actions from dislocated army service members and dislocated army spouses that exceed state and native sources for offering such actions.

 

Qualifying Layoff Occasions

Larger-than-Common Demand.  Typically, ETA expects that current WIOA components funds can be found to offer transition help companies for many separating service members.  Moreover, these companies are supplied together with sources made accessible by way of the Jobs for Veterans State Grants program and transition help packages administered by the Division of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Coaching Service (VETS), the Division of Veterans Affairs, and the Division of Protection.  Nevertheless, when communities expertise a higher-than-average demand for companies for dislocated members of the Armed Forces and dislocated army spouses, and the place further funding is required to fulfill the demand, an applicant might apply for DWG sources.

 

To reveal higher-than-average demand, candidates should draw from administrative knowledge sources to doc unemployment ranges amongst veterans inside an area space for the newest quarter for which knowledge is obtainable, in comparison with the identical quarter one yr in the past.  Acceptable sources of information embrace, however will not be restricted to, workforce knowledge and Unemployment Compensation for Ex-service members (UCX) knowledge.  Service members with notification earlier than separation could also be included within the calculation of higher-than-average demand.

 

Native board candidates ought to coordinate with states to acquire knowledge to find out the demand from army service members for employment and coaching companies.  WIOA Part 166 Indian and Native American program candidates can coordinate with states to acquire such knowledge, and ETA will contemplate various knowledge.

 

In instances the place the state workforce company that receives DW components funding is just not the applicant, the applicant should work collaboratively with its state workforce company to make sure coordination with the state’s Fast Response efforts and to help in efficiency and monetary reporting necessities for which the state workforce company is accountable.

 

Eligible Individuals

Beneath 20 CFR 687.170(a)(1)(iv), eligible individuals for DWGs for Dislocated Service Members embrace the eligible individuals for Employment Restoration DWGs, as listed above, and in addition the next:  

  1. Dislocated members of the Armed Forces (service members who’re transitioning to the civilian workforce), together with recently-separated veterans. This consists of all members of the Armed Forces who have been discharged below circumstances aside from dishonorable.[3]
  2. Dislocated spouses of members of the Armed Forces on energetic responsibility, together with spouses who’ve skilled a lack of employment as a direct results of relocation to accommodate a everlasting change within the service member’s responsibility station, or a partner who:
    1. is a dependent partner of a member of the Armed Forces on energetic responsibility whose household earnings is considerably diminished—as decided by statutes or insurance policies of the state or native space for outlining “significantly reduced”— due to a deployment, a name or order to energetic responsibility, a everlasting change of station, or the service-connected dying or incapacity of the service member; and
    2. is unemployed or underemployed and is experiencing issue in acquiring or upgrading employment (see WIOA sections 3(15)(E) and three(16)(A) and (B)); or
  3. A member of the Armed Forces who4:
    1. was on energetic responsibility or full-time Nationwide Guard responsibility (as outlined in 10 U.S.C. 1141) and is involuntarily separated, or is separated below the particular separation advantages program at 10

U.S.C. 1174(a) or the voluntary separation incentive program at 10 U.S.C. 1175;

  1. is just not entitled to retire or retain pay incident to the separation; and
  2. applies for employment and coaching help inside 180 days of separation.

 

Allowable Actions

Allowable actions for DWGs for Dislocated Service Members are the identical as these described in Part 2.B., Employment Restoration DWGs, above.  These tasks needs to be coordinated with different veterans’ packages to keep away from duplication of companies, and guarantee individuals obtain relevant companies and advantages.

 

Part 3 Grant Funding Method

 

Incremental Funding

The Division usually funds DWG awards on an incremental foundation, though on uncommon events, it might award funds in full or in larger-than-typical increments, relying on elements such because the severity of the catastrophe and the viability of a proposed venture.  The duty of subsequent funding increments is predicated on a recipient’s justification for the extra funds and continued demonstrated want, as evidenced by productive enrollments and expenditures.  Grantees might request funding when expenditures have reached roughly 70 % of the whole DWG funds awarded so far.  ETA might also use the fiscal methods in place to trace precise fund disbursements to grantees, as a way to confirm the utilization of funds between quarterly reporting intervals, or evaluation grantee quarterly efficiency experiences (QPRs) to make sure that program objectives are being met or are on observe.  Grantees should adhere to the monetary administration and reporting necessities of the Workplace of Administration and Price range’s Uniform Steerage at 2 CFR Half 200, the Uniform Steerage’s DOL exceptions at 2 CFR Half 2900, TEGL 28-10, Federal Monetary Administration and Reporting Definitions, and different steering relevant to DWG funds.

 

                                                          

terminates the employment relationship between the person and the army for the needs of the WIOA definition of a dislocated employee.  To be eligible, the separating or separated service member should additionally fulfill different standards for dislocated employee eligibility, together with the requirement that the person is

“unlikely to return to a previous industry or occupation.”)

 

 

For Catastrophe Restoration DWGs, the Division usually awards one-third of the requested funding quantity, with an accepted funding threshold equal to the funding request.  This preliminary increment permits the state to right away enroll DWG individuals to start restoration actions, whereas additionally ending harm assessments and creating a full utility full with finances and implementation plan.  The preliminary incremental award might also have in mind the state’s experiences with previous catastrophe grants.  For Catastrophe Restoration DWGs, grantees might request further increments after the submission of the complete utility and when the venture demonstrates continued want as evidenced by productive enrollments and expenditures (usually 70 %) of the whole funds awarded so far.

 

Supplemental Funding

If a DWG venture’s funding necessities surpass the accepted award quantity, a grantee might request supplemental funding to finish the venture.  As with the discharge of incremental funding, the award of supplemental funds is predicated on demonstrated want, as evidenced by enrolled individuals and accrued expenditures.  Typically, ETA expects a 70 % expenditure charge of all funds awarded so far previous to a request for extra funding.  ETA might also use information on Federal disbursements to grantees, that are tracked in real-time, to confirm the usage of funds between quarterly reporting intervals.  Moreover, ETA opinions grant QPR submissions to guage the grant’s progress relative to preliminary projections, in addition to to make sure compliance with efficiency reporting necessities.  The grantee should additionally present a justification for extra funding that addresses the adjustments in venture necessities that exceeded the preliminary planning assumptions.

 

Part 4 Interval of Efficiency and Interval of Expenditure

 

DWGs are usually accepted for a 24-month interval of efficiency.  A DWG grantee might request a modification to increase the interval of efficiency with sufficient justification and inside the interval of expenditure.

 

Typically, the interval of expenditure for DWG funds begins on the month and yr during which the Division awards these funds, continues by way of the months remaining in this system yr, plus two subsequent program years.  The interval of expenditure additionally applies to the award of incremental and supplemental funding.

 

Part 5 DWG Price Limitations

 

Uniform Steerage

All proposed venture prices should be needed, affordable, and in accordance with Federal pointers.

ETA will decide allowable prices in accordance with the Price Ideas, now discovered within the Workplace of

Administration and Price range’s Uniform Administrative Necessities, Price Ideas, and Audit

Necessities for Federal Awards (Uniform Steerage), codified at 2 CFR Half 200 and at 2 CFR Half 2900 (Uniform Steerage-DOL particular).  Disallowed prices are these fees to a grant that the grantor company or its consultant determines to not be allowed in accordance with the Price Ideas or different circumstances contained within the grant.  Candidates, whether or not profitable or not, is not going to be entitled to reimbursement of pre-award prices.

 

Oblique Prices

As specified within the Uniform Steerage Price Ideas, oblique prices are these which were incurred for widespread or joint aims and can’t be readily recognized with a specific ultimate value goal.  An oblique value charge is required when a company operates below multiple grant or different exercise, whether or not Federally-assisted or not.  Grantees have two choices to assert reimbursement of oblique prices.

 

Choice 1:  Grantees might use a Negotiated Oblique Price Price Settlement (NICRA, see 2 CFR Half

200 Appendix VII) or Price Allocation Plan (CAP, see 2 CFR Half 200 Appendix V) provided by the Federal Cognizant Company.  If grantees wouldn’t have a NICRA/CAP or have a pending NICRA/CAP, and in both case select to incorporate estimated oblique prices in your finances, on the time of the award the Grant Officer will launch funds within the quantity of 10 % of salaries and wages to help oblique prices.  Inside 90 days of award, grantees should submit an appropriate oblique value proposal or CAP to its Federal Cognizant Company to acquire a provisional oblique value charge.

 

Choice 2:  Any group that has by no means acquired a negotiated oblique value charge, with the

exceptions famous at 2 CFR 200.414(f) within the Price Ideas, might elect to cost a de minimis charge of 10 % of modified complete direct prices (see 2 CFR 200.68 for definition), which can be used indefinitely.  If a grantee chooses this selection, this system should be used constantly for all Federal awards till such time because it chooses to barter for an oblique value charge, which it might apply to do at any time.  (See 2 CFR 200.414(f) for extra data on the usage of the de minimis charge.)

 

Oblique prices charged to a grant should be accompanied by a present NICRA or CAP, which has been accepted by the cognizant Federal company.

 

Administrative Prices.  Topic to negotiation through the utility evaluation and grant award and modification processes, ETA applies administrative value limitations to all DWGs, as follows.

 

  1. If a state is the DWG recipient and a number of native areas function the DWG venture, the state might retain as much as 5 % of the award quantity for administrative prices, and the venture operator(s) might retain as much as 10 % of the award quantity (for a complete of 15 % of the award).
  2. If a state is the DWG recipient and in addition performing as venture operator, complete administrative prices should not exceed 10 %.
  3. If an area space is the DWG recipient, complete administrative prices should not exceed 10 %.
  4. ETA will negotiate administrative value limitations with all different DWG recipients.

 

WIOA Title I features and actions that represent administrative prices are recognized at 20 CFR 683.215.  Administrative prices embrace each direct and oblique prices.

 

Price per Participant

Moreover, ETA will assess the general value per participant related to DWG funding requests, which is the whole funding request divided by the variety of individuals projected to be served by the grant.  This value accounts for participant companies and administrative prices throughout complete enrollments.  Whereas this isn’t a stand-alone metric, it might present a baseline measure for the reasonableness of the funding request when assessed together with different elements of the DWG’s proposed implementation.  ETA might contemplate a number of of the next for the cost-per participant evaluation in Employment Restoration and Catastrophe Restoration DWGs.

  • For Employment Restoration DWGs, the price per participant could also be assessed towards the price per participant of beforehand awarded DWGs comparable in dimension, scope, and geographic space served. Generally, DWG tasks ought to supply companies similar to the companies acquired by people being served by the State’s Dislocated Employee formula-funded program.  If the proposed venture has a price per participant that’s considerably larger than comparable DWG tasks, or larger than the typical Dislocated Employee components fund value per participant, the applicant could also be required to submit a further narrative to justify the proposed prices.
  • The associated fee per participant for every DWG-funded service should replicate the scope of the venture, based mostly on the variety of individuals receiving every service, and the forms of companies supplied. Specifically, coaching or supportive companies prices that exceed the prices of comparable previous DWG tasks are topic to further scrutiny and might also require the submission of further narrative to justify the proposed prices.
  • For Catastrophe Restoration DWGs, the price per participant could also be assessed towards the identical value exhibited in different catastrophe tasks comparable in dimension, scope, and geographic space served. The associated fee per participant for a catastrophe venture accounts for the wages, fringe advantages, and supportive companies supplied to the catastrophe aid individuals, in addition to the executive prices of the venture, collectively allotted throughout complete enrollments.

 

Part 6 Administrative Insurance policies

 

Waivers

The Division can not waive the statutory and regulatory necessities of DWGs, that are exterior the waiver authority at WIOA Part 189(i).

 

Nevertheless, below 20 CFR 687.190, if a WIOA statutory or regulatory waiver already has been accepted for a state’s formula-funded WIOA packages, it might be utilized to DWGs carried out in that state.  A grant utility searching for to use the waiver should embrace an outline of the accepted waiver and request that or not it’s utilized to the DWG.  The Division will contemplate such requests as a part of the general DWG utility evaluation and determination course of, however candidates might not use this course of to request new waivers.  The method for requesting a WIOA waiver is separate from the DWG utility course of.  See TEGL 8-18, Workforce Innovation and Alternative Act (WIOA) Title I and Wagner-Peyser Act Waiver Necessities and Request Course of, for directions on requesting a WIOA waiver.

 

Equally, grantees might request already-approved statutory or regulatory waivers for a state’s components funded WIOA packages be prolonged to their DWG by way of a grant modification request.  This modification request additionally should describe the waiver and request utility of the waiver to DWG.

 

In requesting that an already-approved waiver be utilized, a DWG utility or modification should embrace a duplicate of the related waiver approval letter(s) addressed to the Governor.

 

Veterans’ Precedence

DWGs are topic to the provisions of 38 U.S.C. 4215, which gives precedence of service to veterans and eligible spouses in all Division of Labor-funded job coaching packages.  Veterans and eligible spouses who meet DWG eligibility will obtain precedence of service for coaching made accessible below DWGs as described in TEGL No. 10-09, “Implementing Priority of Service for Veterans and Eligible Spouses in all Qualified Job Training Programs Funded in whole or in part by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).”

 

Constant Providers

On tasks with a number of regional, native, or state sub-recipients, ETA will award the DWG to at least one entity designated as grant recipient.  The venture needs to be designed to function below a constant set of service insurance policies and procedures.  An settlement should be executed amongst the entire concerned eligible candidates and the settlement should designate one of many entities to be the grant recipient, in addition to determine the service insurance policies and procedures that can apply.  The supply of employment and coaching help by way of DWGs should replicate the actions approved at Sections 134(c) by way of (d) of WIOA and 20 CFR Half 680 and at 20 CFR 687.180.  The actual companies to be supplied in a venture are negotiated between the Division and the grantee, making an allowance for the wants of the goal inhabitants lined by the grant, and could also be modified by way of grant modifications, if required.  Typically, the supportive companies supplied by way of a DWG should be in step with the native insurance policies relevant for the availability of such companies utilizing Dislocated Employee components funding.  This consists of needs-related fee ranges and the period of funds.

 

Early Intervention and Fast Response

ETA acknowledges the worth of early intervention as a crucial element of profitable workforce transition efforts.  Usually carried out by state or native Fast Response groups, early intervention actions have proven to be essential in serving to staff affected by dislocations to return to new employment as rapidly as doable.

 

For Employment Restoration DWGs, early intervention actions are essential in gathering demographic data and figuring out the wants and pursuits of affected staff.  Due to this fact, DWG functions ought to replicate the outcomes of the early intervention processes and methods, together with enterprise engagement efforts.  Initiatives ought to use the suitable strategies, together with surveys, to gather assessments, demographic data, and curiosity in collaborating in companies.  This knowledge gives a rationale for enrollment estimates and justifies that proposed grant actions will meet the wants of the individuals.

 

To maximise the effectiveness of early intervention methods for dislocated staff, and to ship companies whereas a DWG utility is pending, states are inspired to make use of the flexibleness contained in WIOA to offer complete fast response companies, when funds can be found.  DWGs are a part of a continuum of companies addressing the workforce and financial impacts of considerable job loss, a continuum that aligns strategic workforce growth planning with financial growth priorities.  The place doable, states and native workforce areas ought to give attention to stopping or minimizing the impacts of dislocation by way of layoff aversion efforts below the Fast Response program previous to requesting supplemental funds by way of a DWG.  Extra data on Fast Response and allowable layoff aversion actions could also be present in TEGL 19-16.

 

When funds can be found, states ought to contemplate offering further help by way of Fast

Response, per 20 CFR 682.350, to native areas impacted by important layoffs to permit the native space(s) to begin supply of individualized reemployment help as quickly as dislocated staff develop into eligible for WIOA companies.

 

Different Phrases

The Division might negotiate and fund tasks below phrases aside from these laid out in these DWG pointers when candidates can reveal that such changes will obtain a larger constructive profit for the employees and/or the communities assisted and supplied the altered phrases are allowable below WIOA and 20 CFR half 687.

 

Part 7 Candidates

 

Utility Submission

Functions for DWG funding are accepted at any time, supplied the suitable funding for the DWG program is obtainable.  The appliance should meet the necessities outlined in Part 170 of WIOA and implementing laws at 20 CFR 687.100 – 200, and this DWG operational steering.  Functions not assembly the mandatory necessities could also be returned for revision, and candidates might resubmit an amended funding request.

 

For detailed directions on making use of for DWGs see https://www.doleta.gov/grants/application_howto.cfm.

 

DUNS and Sam.gov Registration

Submission necessities stipulate that every one candidates for Federal grant and funding alternatives will need to have a Knowledge Common Numbering System (D-U-N-S®) quantity and should provide their D-U-N-S® quantity on the SF-424.

 

Earlier than submitting their utility, candidates should additionally guarantee their registration with the System for Award Administration (SAM) is present.  Candidates might discover directions for registering with SAM at https://sam.gov/SAM/.  A grantee should preserve an energetic SAM registration with present data always throughout which it has an energetic Federal award or an utility into consideration.  To stay registered within the SAM database after the preliminary registration, entities should evaluation and replace the registration a minimum of each 12 months from the date of preliminary registration.  Failure to register with SAM and preserve an energetic account will end in Grants.gov rejecting the appliance submission.

 

Danger Assessment

At its discretion, ETA intends to fund candidates who adequately reveal eligibility in response to the appliance necessities.  ETA might elect to award a grant with or with out discussions with the applicant.  Ought to ETA award a grant with out discussions, ETA will base the award on the applicant’s signature on the SF-424, together with digital signature, which constitutes a binding supply by the applicant.

 

NOTE: The Division will decide if the applicant had any restriction on spending for any ETA grant on account of adversarial monitoring findings inside the previous three years.  Relying on the severity of the findings, the Grant Officer might elect to not present the applicant a grant award or to impose circumstances on the award.

 

All functions deemed to be full and responsive by the Grant Officer will undergo a threat evaluation course of.  Earlier than making an award, ETA will evaluation data accessible by way of any OMB-designated repository of government-wide eligibility qualification or Federal integrity data, such because the Federal Awardee Efficiency and Integrity System (FAPIIS), Dun and Bradstreet, and “Do Not Pay.”  Moreover, ETA will adjust to the necessities of two CFR Half 180 (Authorities-wide Debarment and Suspension Non-Procurement).  This threat analysis might incorporate outcomes of the analysis of the applicant’s eligibility (utility screening) or the standard of its utility (technical evaluation).  If ETA determines that an entity is accountable and an award might be made, particular circumstances that correspond to the diploma of threat assessed could also be utilized to the award.  Danger-related standards evaluated embrace:

 

  1. Monetary stability;
  2. High quality of administration methods and talent to fulfill the administration requirements prescribed within the Uniform Grant Steerage;
  3. Historical past of efficiency as evident within the applicant’s file in managing awards, cooperative agreements, or procurement awards, if it’s a prior recipient of such Federal awards, together with timeliness of compliance with relevant reporting necessities and responses to phrases and circumstances, and if accessible, the extent to which any beforehand awarded quantities might be expended previous to future awards;
  4. Experiences and findings from audits carried out below Subpart F – Audit Necessities of the Uniform Grant Steerage (2 CFR Sections 200.500 – 200.520) or the experiences and findings of every other accessible audits and monitoring experiences containing finds, problems with non-compliance, or questioned prices; and
  5. The applicant’s capability to successfully implement statutory, regulatory, or different necessities imposed on recipients.

 

Choice of a company as a recipient doesn’t represent approval of the grant utility as submitted.  Earlier than the precise grant is awarded, the Division might enter into negotiations about such objects as program elements, staffing and funding ranges, and administrative methods in place to help grant implementation, in addition to impose further necessities on the grant-supported actions the applicant proposed.  If the negotiations don’t end in a mutually acceptable submission, the Grant Officer reserves the suitable to terminate the negotiations and decline to fund the appliance.  The Division reserves the suitable to not fund any utility associated to this TEGL.

 

Award Procedures

Inside 45 working days of the receipt of an utility assembly submission necessities, the Division will decide to approve or disapprove the request.  Awards are based mostly on the supply of Federal funding and are made on the Division’s discretion.  The Division will difficulty a discover of award for profitable functions no later than 10 days following the Secretary’s approval of the grant award.

 

Part 8 Efficiency Targets and Reporting
 

Efficiency Objectives

For grantees which can be states or outlying areas, state efficiency objectives for the title I WIOA Dislocated Employee program function a foundation for every DWG’s efficiency objectives.  ETA negotiates with states to find out acceptable efficiency targets for the title I Dislocated Employee program, together with the usage of statistical regression mannequin targets.  These objectives might be used for DWGs until candidates request further issues in setting efficiency targets for a person grant.  Grantees which can be native areas make the most of objectives negotiated with the state for the title I Dislocated Employee program.  Grantees which can be entities described in WIOA Part 166(c) Indian and Native American packages ought to use objectives established for that program as a foundation for DWG efficiency targets.  Objectives accepted within the DWG utility function ultimate efficiency targets.  For all different eligible entities which can be grantees, objectives accepted within the DWG utility function ultimate efficiency targets.  As talked about in Part 3, earlier efficiency within the title I Dislocated Employee program and former DWGs could also be a consider ETA’s grant funding method.

 

Reporting

DWG grantees should submit Quarterly Efficiency and Quarterly Narrative Experiences in accordance with

TEGL 14-18, Aligning Efficiency Accountability Reporting, Definitions, and Insurance policies Throughout Workforce Employment and Coaching Packages Administered by the U.S. Division of Labor (DOL), Attachment 6.

 

Additional sources and data on DWG efficiency can be found on the DWG efficiency internet web page, https://www.doleta.gov/DWGs/PerformanceandReportingResources/.

 

DWG grantees should submit monetary experiences utilizing the ETA-9130 (G) Monetary Report, together with coaching expenditures below Part 11c.  Steerage and directions can be found on the following hyperlink:

https://www.doleta.gov/grants/financial_reporting.cfm.

 

Part 9 Submit-Award Insurance policies

 

DWG recipients should request and acquire prior written approval for revisions to a grant venture, per the Uniform Steerage at 2 CFR 200.308.  So as to request such adjustments (e.g., assertion of labor adjustments, finances realignments, and interval of efficiency extensions) recipients should submit modifications to handle the altering circumstances affecting the venture’s implementation.  Recipients should additionally submit DWG modifications to answer particular circumstances of the award, or to request incremental or supplemental funding.  For extra data on the DWG modification course of, go to the next hyperlink:

https://www.doleta.gov/grants/application_howto.cfm

 

Grantees should adhere to the Undertaking Implementation Plan submission necessities of their respective regional workplaces.  Except in any other case specified by the regional workplace, every grantee should develop an implementation plan to replicate the accepted venture design and funding parameters within the grant award.  The grantee should full the implementation plan inside 60 calendar days following the grant award and transmit it to the Federal Undertaking Officer upon completion.

[1] Catastrophe Restoration DWGs might pay 100 % of the wage and advantages for every participant enrolled in disaster-relief employment.

[2] Employment Restoration DWGs for Dislocated Service Members have extra particular eligibility necessities.  See Part 2.C. for these necessities.

[3] A primary requirement to qualify as a dislocated employee is that the employee is terminated or laid-off.  The time period “terminated” is just not outlined within the WIOA statute or laws.  It’s Division of Labor coverage that being discharged, below circumstances aside from dishonorable, both voluntarily or involuntarily,

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