U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR - Employment and Training Administration
Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for Workforce Innovation Fund Grants
Applications under this RFP are due March 22, 2012.
Grants funded under the Workforce Innovation Fund will achieve the following within the workforce system: 1) better results for jobseekers and employers – such as reduced duration of unemployment, increased educational gains that lead to work readiness, academic and industry-recognized credential attainment, increased earnings, increased competitiveness of employers, etc.; 2) greater efficiency in the delivery of quality services – such as, more customers (job seekers or employers) served, decreased program attrition/customer throughput, faster job placement, or achieving outcomes for lower cost or reduction in program overlap and administrative costs; and 3) stronger cooperation across programs and funding streams – such as integrated data management information systems, braided funding, or changes that create a more seamless service delivery experience for participants who need help from multiple programs.
Applicants are to be
primarily State Workforce Agencies (Title 1 of WIA) and Local Workforce Investment Boards (see pages 9 & 10 of the RFP). Partnerships with a range of entities to achieve the above outcomes is encouraged. Click here
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