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Archive of Past Funding Opportunities
Date of ReleaseTitle Opportunity (Source Agency) Eligible ApplicantsBusinesses Eligible?Proposal Due Date
05/01/2017

The 7th 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 these Workforce Development programs:

  1. Existing Employee Training Program; and
  2. Unemployed Worker Training Program

CFA 7.0 Request for Proposals (RFPs)

Yes 07/28/2017
 03/13/2017 

Tech Workforce Training Program

Tech Workforce Training Fund RFP Questions and Answers (Q & As)

Up to $5,000,000 in federal WIOA funds is being made available for the provision of full-time, immersive occupational training in software engineering or web development. Specifically, the Program must be designed to incorporate input from industry on needed skills and learning milestones, serve individuals with little or no prior experience in software engineering or web development, and at the end of the Program, connect these individuals with software engineering or web development jobs (or related technology jobs approved by NYSDOL) in NYS.

 Yes 06/05/2017
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 5/26/2017
9/12/2016

Amended 9/30/16 and Amended 10/25/16
Workplace Health and Safety RFA (NYSDOL)

Questions and Answers for Workplace Health and Safety RFA

The purpose of this Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Request for Applications (RFA) is to secure the services of eligible community-based organizations, direct service providers, occupational health and safety clinics, and other not-for-profit organizations that can assist the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) to provide education and training about occupational health and safety hazards, including prevention of assault and discrimination.

Yes 1/31/2017
 6/29/2016

Sector Partnership National Emergency Grant - Transitional Employment for Dislocated Workers RFQ (NYSDOL)

Transitional Employment for Dislocated Workers RFQ Questions and Answers (Q & As)

Up to $601,000 is being made available under this Sector Partnership National Emergency Grant (SP-NEG) Request for Qualifications (RFQ). It is anticipated that six (6) awards will be made for up to $100,000 to six (6) qualified Local Workforce Development Boards. Transitional employment, under this RFQ, is defined as time-limited work experiences that are subsidized for individuals with barriers to access valuable work experience and re-establish their connection to the workforce.

 No 12/30/2016 
 6/29/2016

Sector Partnership National Emergency Grant - Enhanced Career Services for Dislocated Workers RFQ (NYSDOL)

Enhanced Career Services for Dislocated Workers RFQ Questions and Answers (Q & As)

Up to $975,297 is being made available under this Sector Partnership National Emergency Grant (SP-NEG) Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Enhanced Career Services to Dislocated Workers to qualified Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDBs). It is anticipated that approximately 9-15 awards will be made for up to $100,000. This RFQ seeks to support qualified LWDBs that have incurred additional expenses associated in providing enhanced career services such as (1) individual counseling and comprehensive assessment; (2) individual employment planning; (3) job search planning and job coaching; (4) short-term pre-vocational skills to prepare for employment or training; (5) vocational skill training; and (6) job search assistance.

 No 12/30/2016
10/25/2016

Sector Partnership National Emergency Grant - Regional Sector Partnership Development (NYSDOL)

Regional Sector Partnership Development RFP Questions and Answers (Q & As)

Up to $250,000 is being made available under this Sector Partnership National Emergency Grant (SP-NEG) Regional Sector Partnership Development (RSPD) Request for Proposals (RFP). It is anticipated that five (5) awards will be made for a maximum award of up to $50,000 each. Awards will be made to eligible bidders, on behalf of a sector partnership in each of the following REDC regions: Central New York, New York City, North Country, Southern Tier and Western New York. More specifically, only one award will be made within each of the five regions referenced above. These regional sector partnership development funds are intended to be flexible in meeting the sector partnership development needs identified as part of 2016 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Regional planning. The focus of 2016 WIOA Regional planning is the identification of sector- based workforce strategies that lead to the creation of strong regional sector partnerships and products that work to serve regional business needs.

No 12/5/2016 
8/5/2016 Vocational Training in Coding (VTC)


The purpose of this Vocational Training in Coding (VTC) Request for Proposals (RFP) is to improve the employment outcome of incarcerated individuals through vocational training and post-release employment services. The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL), in partnership with the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (NYSDOCCS), will competitively procure the services of an eligible organization that can provide computer coding instructional programs including curricula, instructional materials and related resources to inmates at Greene Correctional Facility in New York State (NYS), as well as post-release placement assistance.
Yes 11/07/2016 
7/13/2016 Amended 8/4/16 and Amended 8/24/16
New York State Pre-Apprenticeship Request for Proposal Bid #W-15

New York State Pre-Apprenticeship Request for Proposal Bid #W-15 Questions and Answers (Q & As)

New York State Department of Labor Apprenticeship Training Division

This opportunity is open to Community-Based and Not-for-Profit Organizations.
No 9/8/2016
7/27/2016 Apprenticeship USA Equity in Apprenticeship Request for Proposals (United States Department of Labor)


National intermediaries or a national consortia of intermediaries (e.g., Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Labor-Management Organizations, workforce, industry and education organizations)
No 8/26/2016 
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
6/30/2016 ApprenticeshipUSA Industry Intermediaries Request for Proposals (United States Department of Labor)

Single Industry:
Intermediaries in the targeted sectors of Advance Manufacturing, IT, Transportation, Energy, Construction and Healthcare. https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOL/ETA/OJC/DOL-ETA-16-R-00092/listing.html
Multi-Industry: Intermediaries that work among more than 1 targeted and/or non-targeted sector. https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOL/ETA/OJC/DOL-ETA-16-R-00105/listing/html
Yes 7/28/2016
12/30/2015

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) (https://applications.labor.ny.gov/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
    4/05/2016

    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 http://www.grants.gov/. For information on the department’s range of employment and training programs, visit http://www.doleta.gov/.
    Media Contact: Joe Versen, 202-693-4696, Versen.Joseph.H@dol.gov Release Number: 16-710-NAT

    U.S. Department of Labor news materials are accessible at http://www.dol.gov. 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
    7/17/2015

    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
    11/19/13 Grant Title: Youth CareerConnect

    Summary: The Youth CareerConnect grant program is designed to encourage America’s school districts, institutions of higher education, the workforce investment system, and their partners to scale up evidence-based high school models that will transform the high school experience for America’s youth. The Youth CareerConnect grant program is designed to encourage America’s school districts, institutions of higher education, the workforce investment system, and their partners to scale up evidence-based high school models that will transform the high school experience for America’s youth.

    Eligible Applicants: As stated under Section 414(c) of ACWIA, grants under this SGA will be awarded to partnerships of public and private sector entities. Eligible lead applicants, who will serve as the fiscal agent, for grants under this solicitation must be a public or non-profit local workforce entity, a local education agency, or a non-profit entity with appropriate program model experience.

    Link to Announcement:
    Press Release

    Program Summary

    Applicant Information and Instructions

    Yes - In Partnership 01/27/2014
    04/15/13 Young Adult Ex-Offenders Education, Service-Learning and Employment Program

     

    The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) is making $1 million of federal Wagner-Peyser Act funds available to secure the services of an eligible organization to provide extensive, personalized services to young adult ex-offenders residing in New York City to improve their work readiness, occupational and academic skills. The organization selected under this grant will help young adult ex-offenders to gain the skills necessary to become productive employees or to successfully pursue post-secondary education. The term of the contract will be defined in the Contract Agreement, but is expected to begin August 1, 2013 and end on January 31, 2015.

    Eligible applicants: Applicants must be able to offer these disadvantaged young adults the following: extensive stabilization and support services, work readiness training, General Educational Development (GED/high school diploma preparation), service-learning opportunities, and occupational training leading to an industry-recognized credential or enrollment into post-secondary education. In addition, eligible applicants must be a duly incorporated, not-for-profit organization, have demonstrated a history of three or more years serving disadvantaged young adults, preferably those who are ex-offenders, and be physically located in New York City.

    RFP U-09, Young Adult Offenders Education, Service-Learning and Employment Program

    RFP U-09 Q&A

    Yes(not-for-profits) 05/31/2013 at 11:59 PM
    03/18/13 The Make it in America Challenge

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA), the Department of Commerce and the Delta Regional Authority announce the availability of up to $40 million in competitive grant funding. This collaboration allows applicants to submit one application to leverage complementary Federal funding sources to support the development and implementation of a regionally driven economic development strategy that accelerates job creation by encouraging re-shoring of productive activity by U.S. firms, fostering increased Foreign Direct Investment, encouraging U.S. companies to keep or expand their businesses—and jobs— in the United States, and training local workers to meet the needs of those businesses. The project will be up to 3 years in duration. There will be up to 15 projects awarded.

    Eligible applicants: Eligible applicants differ for each of the sponsoring agencies listed above. ETA requires that applicants must identify a public workforce system entity as the lead eligible organization for this funding opportunity. The lead eligible organization must be a state or local Workforce Investment Board or an American Job Center (formerly One-Stop Career Center). The workforce system partner will be the lead organization that will coordinate and collaborate with other partner organizations that will support worker skills training including: education and training providers, business-related non-profit organizations, community based organizations, and labor-management organizations. In addition, the ETA applicant must partner with at least one employer.

    Link to full announcement

    Yes, as a partner organization 05/31/2013 at 11:59 PM
    02/28/13 Strategies Targeting Characteristics Common to Female Ex-Offenders

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration announces the availability of $12 million in grants to improve the long-term labor market prospects of youth and adult ex-offenders who demonstrate characteristics common to female ex-offenders by using strategies targeted to these characteristics, which may include sexual or physical abuse, family turmoil, early puberty, learning disabilities and school failure, and mental health and substance abuse issues. Applicants may serve youth or adults, but not both. The period of performance is 37 months. There will be approximately 8 awards of up to $1.5 million.

    Eligible applicants: Any non-profit organization, including community-based and faith-based organizations, with IRS 501(c)(3) status.

    Link to full announcement

    Yes(not-for-profits) 04/17/2013 at 4:00 PM
    02/28/13 Intermediary Organizations Serving Juvenile Offenders in High-Poverty, High-Crime

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration announces the availability of $20 million in grant funds for intermediary grants to operate multi-site projects to serve juvenile offenders and in-school youth at-risk of offending, ages 14 and above, in high-poverty, high-crime communities. The period of performance will be a 39-months. There will be 4 awards of up to $5 million.

    Eligible applicants: Any non-profit organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status with the capacity to implement multi-site, multi-state projects.

    Link to full announcement

    Yes(not-for-profits) 04/15/2013 at 4:00 PM

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