[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 247 (Friday, December 23, 2011)]
[Pages 80407-80408]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-32995]



Employment and Training Administration

[Funding Opportunity Number: SGA/DFA PY 11-05]

Notice of Funding Opportunity and Solicitation for Grant 
Application (SGA) for Workforce Innovation Fund Grants

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice of Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA).


SUMMARY: Through this notice, the Department of Labor's Employment and 
Training Administration (ETA) announces the availability of 
approximately $98.5 million in Workforce Innovation Fund grants 
authorized by the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (Pub. 
L. 112-10) to support innovative approaches to the design and delivery 
of employment and training services that generate long-term 
improvements in the performance of the public workforce system, both in 
terms of outcomes for job seeker and employer customers and cost-
effectiveness. ETA expects to fund approximately 20 to 30 grants; 
individual grant amounts will range from $1 million to $12 million. The 
eligible applicants are (i) State Workforce Agencies; (ii) Local 
Workforce Investment Boards; (iii) entities eligible to apply for WIA 
Section 166 grants; (iv) consortia of State Workforce Agencies; (v) 
consortia of Local Workforce Investment Boards; and (vi) consortia of 
entities eligible to apply for WIA Section 166 grants. Grants made 
under the Workforce Innovation Fund will provide funds to (a) retool 
service delivery strategies and/or policy and administrative systems 
and processes to improve outcomes for workforce system customers and 

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evaluate the effectiveness of such activities.
    The complete SGA and any subsequent SGA amendments, in connection 
with this solicitation is described in further detail on ETA's Web site 
at http://www.doleta.gov or on http://www.grants.gov. The Web sites 
provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and 
selection procedures and other program requirements governing this 

DATES: The closing date for receipt of applications is March 22, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ariam Ferro, 200 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Room N4716, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-3968.
    The Grant Officer for this SGA is Donna Kelly.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 20th day of December, 2011.
Eric D. Luetkenhaus,
Grant Officer, Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-32995 Filed 12-22-11; 8:45 am]