Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC)
Pursuant to Section 308 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) (Pub. L. 113-128), which amends section 15 of the Wagner-Peyser Act of 1933 (29 U.S.C. 491-2), notice is hereby given that the WIAC will hold its inaugural meeting on July 13 and 14, 2016. The meeting will take place at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Training and Conference Center in Washington, DC. The WIAC is being established in accordance with provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C. App.) and will act in accordance with the applicable provisions of FACA and its implementing regulation at 41 CFR 102-3. Portions of this meeting will be open to the public.
Notice of Availability of Funds and Funding Opportunity Announcement for America's Promise Grants
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), announces the availability of approximately $100 million in grant funds authorized under the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 (ACWIA), as amended (codified at 29 U.S.C. 3224a) for America's Promise Job-driven Grant Program. Under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), DOL will award grants through a competitive process to organizations to create or expand regional partnerships between employers, economic development, workforce development, community colleges, training programs, K-12 education systems, and community-based organizations that make a commitment to provide a pipeline of workers to fill existing job openings. DOL expects to fund approximately 20-40 grants, with individual grant amounts ranging from $1 million to $6 million. The grant period for performance for this FOA is 48 months, including all necessary implementation and start-up activities. The complete FOA and any subsequent FOA amendments in connection with this funding opportunity are described in further detail on ETA's Web site at https://www.doleta.gov/grants/find_grants.cfm or on http:// www.grants.gov/. The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures, and other program requirements governing this funding opportunity.