Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for Training to Work-Adult Reentry
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), announces the availability of approximately $20 million in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Investment Act and the Second Chance Act of 2007 to serve adult offenders enrolled in state and/or local work-release programs. Under this solicitation, DOL expects to award 15 grants for up to $1,400,000 each to cover a 39-month period of performance, which includes a planning period of up to six months, program operation period of 24 months, and follow-up services of at least nine months provided to each participant. Any non-profit organization with Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) status may apply for these grants to provide services to eligible participants in areas of high-poverty and high- crime rates. These services will include case management; mentoring to support reintegration; education and/or training leading to industry- recognized credentials for in demand industries and occupations in the state or local area; integrated workforce activities to reduce recidivism; and follow-up services. The complete SGA and any subsequent SGA amendments in connection with this solicitation are described in further detail on ETA's Web site at http://www.doleta.gov/grants/ or on http://www.grants.gov. The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures, and other program requirements governing this solicitation.
Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA); Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL)
Title I of WIA (Pub. L. 105-220) requires the U.S. Secretary of Labor (Secretary) to update and publish the LLSIL tables annually, for uses described in the law (including determining eligibility for youth). WIA defines the term ``low income individual'' as one who qualifies under various criteria, including an individual who received income for a six-month period that does not exceed the higher level of the poverty line or 70 percent of the LLSIL. This issuance provides the Secretary's annual LLSIL for 2013 and references the current 2013 Health and Human Services ``Poverty Guidelines.''