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New Funding Opportunities

Date of Release Title Opportunity (Source Agency) Eligible ApplicantsBusinesses Eligible? Proposal Due Date
5/2/2016 The 6th round of CFA funding serves as a tool to generate sustainable economic growth and employment opportunities across the state. NYSDOL is making approximately $5 million in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding available through this Request for Proposals (RFP) to support four Workforce Development programs:
1. Existing Employee Training Program
2. New Hire Training Program
3. Unemployed Worker Training Program: and
4. Special Populations Training Program

CFA 6.0 Request for Proposals (RFPs)

CFA 6.0 Questions and Answers (Q&As)

Yes 7/29/2016

Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) Technical Assistance (TA) Grants

Labor Department announces $1.9M funding opportunity to expand apprenticeships, support for women in nontraditional occupations
Grants seek to create regional, multi-state resource centers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $1.9 million grant competition to recruit, train and retain women in high-skill occupations, such as advanced manufacturing, transportation, energy, construction and information technology. The Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations program will fund the grants.

“Apprenticeships are a time-tested method for training workers with the skills needed to succeed in the jobs employers need most, but for too long these earn-while-you-learn opportunities have been too scarce for women and other under-represented populations,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. “These grants will help to turn the tide and ensure that more women have the support and access they need to be successful in a variety of ‘nontraditional’ careers.”

The department will award approximately four grants to community-based organizations to create regional, multi-state Technical Assistance Resource Centers. The centers will support efforts to increase the number of women entering into nontraditional occupations and Registered Apprenticeships. Services to current and potential sponsors of apprenticeship will include providing technical assistance and support related to:
*Development of connections with pre-apprenticeship programs to prepare women for Registered Apprenticeship programs.
*Orientations for employers on creating a successful environment for women in apprenticeship.
*Identifying resources for supportive services including child care, transportation, support groups and other efforts to remove barriers to women succeeding in these industries.

Eligible applicants include community-based organizations capable of establishing technical assistance resources for Registered Apprenticeship programs to assist women to enter nontraditional occupations.

The department’s Women’s Bureau and Office of Apprenticeship are jointly administering the grants. The solicitation for grant applications will be available at For information on the department’s range of employment and training programs, visit
Media Contact: Joe Versen, 202-693-4696, Release Number: 16-710-NAT

U.S. Department of Labor news materials are accessible at The department’s Reasonable Accommodation Resource Center converts departmental information and documents into alternative formats, which include Braille and large print. For alternative format requests, please contact the department at (202) 693-7828 (voice) or (800) 877-8339 (federal relay).

Yes 5/06/2016

New York State Department of Labor Dislocated Worker Training National Emergency Grant

The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) is making up to $690,000 in funding available under the Dislocated Worker Training National Emergency Grant (DWT-NEG) Request for Applications (RFA). The purpose of this RFA is to solicit projects to provide occupational training to dislocated workers, with emphasis on long-term unemployed, to enable them to obtain employment.

The RFA will support occupational classroom training from providers on the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) ( as follows, which is further defined in Section III (A):

  • Classroom-Based Learning, which leads to industry recognized credentials in high-demand occupations, such as Class-sized Training by contracting with an institution of higher education, or other eligible training providers; and
  • Remedial Training. Remedial Training would be to assist individuals in the improvement of basic skills deficiencies such as reading, writing or math. This cannot be stand-alone training. Upon completion of Remedial Training, participants must move on to Class-sized Training.
  • Each application will be reviewed, scored and awarded based on its own merits, rather than on a competitive basis. The number of DWT-NEG applications awarded will depend on the number and quality of applications received and how those applications fit into NYSDOL’s approved plan of service.

    Yes 6/1/2016

    Office for New Americans Opportunity Center - Request for Applications

    In March 2013, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo launched the New York State Office for New Americans (ONA) to assist newcomers to the State who are eager to contribute to our economy and become part of the family of New York State. While states with the largest immigrant communities have historically maintained offices, initiatives or committees to address immigrant issues, ONA is unique in accomplishing its mission with an infrastructure of more than 25 Opportunity Centers focused on immigrant integration. Last year, Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature codified the Office for New Americans as a statutory office of State government, making it the first state-level immigrant office created by statute in the country. Recently, Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature nearly doubled the State funding to the Office for New Americans for the 2015-2016 fiscal year - recognizing the State's continued dedication to immigrants and to the successful work of the community-based organizations providing needed services throughout the State. 

    In continuation of the above mission and pursuit of the State's goals, ONA has released a Request for Applications (RFA) seeking organizations within New York's counties with high concentrations of newcomers, interested in establishing a network of neighborhood-based "Opportunity Centers" (ONA Opportunity Centers) where immigrants will be supported through unique programming . This programming will use professional staff, in-class technology and community volunteers to provide English-for-Speakers-of-Other Languages (ESOL) training; help interested eligible New Americans participate in the federal deferred action process; support interested eligible New Americans through the naturalization application process; provide free legal consultations; and, open entrepreneurship opportunities to New Americans.  These ONA Opportunity Centers will also partner with ONA and other community-based and government agencies to coordinate and host additional programming and support for New American communities. Meanwhile, a related ONA Legal Counsel RFA has been released to expand legal services to immigrants in our state.

    Yes 9/4/2015
    6/2/2015 Job Driven National Emergency Grant(NYSDOL)
    Private sector for-profit businesses, private not-for-profit businesses, local workforce investment boards, and training providers are eligible to apply. NYSDOL is making up to $3.7 million in funding available to solicit projects providing work-based training (on-the-job training, apprenticeship, customized training) to dislocated workers, with emphasis on long-term unemployed, unemployment beneficiaries likely to exhaust benefits, and foreign-trained immigrant worker populations.

    Job-Driven National Emergency Grant RFA Q & A

    Yes 8/31/2016

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