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                                               not a toll-free number)/e-mail:                          Federal Employees Act Program. For                    emerging industry sectors. Eligible
                                               DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.                                  additional information, see related                   applicants include public entities and
                                                  Interested parties are encouraged to                  notice published at Volume 74 FR                      private nonprofit organizations.
                                               send comments to the Office of                           14581 on March 31, 2009.                              Additional specific eligibility guidance
                                               Information and Regulatory Affairs,                                                                            is included in Section III.A, ‘‘Eligible
                                                                                                        Darrin A. King,
                                               Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the                                                                                 Applicants and Required Partnerships.’’
                                               Department of Labor—ETA, Office of                       Departmental Clearance Officer.                       ETA intends to fund 45–65 grants
                                               Management and Budget, Room 10235,                       [FR Doc. E9–17357 Filed 7–21–09; 8:45 am]             ranging from approximately $2 to $5
                                               Washington, DC 20503, Telephone:                         BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P                                million.
                                               202–395–7316/Fax: 202–395–5806                                                                                    Approximately $25 million of the
                                               (these are not toll-free numbers), E-mail:                                                                     total funds available through this
                                               OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov within                       DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
                                                                                                                                                              Solicitation will be reserved for projects
                                               30 days from the date of this publication                                                                      serving communities impacted by
                                                                                                        Employment and Training
                                               in the Federal Register. In order to                                                                           automotive-related restructuring, though
                                                                                                        Administration
                                               ensure the appropriate consideration,                                                                          the Department reserves the right to
                                               comments should reference the OMB                        American Recovery and Reinvestment                    change this amount depending on the
                                               Control Number (see below).                              Act of 2009; Notice of Availability of                quantity and quality of applications
                                                  The OMB is particularly interested in                 Funds and Solicitation for Grant                      submitted under this SGA. See
                                               comments which:                                          Applications for the Health Care Sector               Attachment I for a list of communities
                                                  • Evaluate whether the proposed                       and Other High Growth and Emerging                    impacted by automotive-related
                                               collection of information is necessary                   Industries                                            restructuring.
                                               for the proper performance of the
                                               functions of the agency, including                          Announcement Type: Notice of                       Background
                                               whether the information will have                        Solicitation for Grant Applications.                  A. Recovery Act: Competitive Grants for
                                               practical utility;                                          Funding Opportunity Number: SGA/
                                                                                                                                                              Worker Training and Placement in High
                                                  • Evaluate the accuracy of the                        DFA PY 09–01.
                                                                                                                                                              Growth and Emerging Industry Sectors
                                               agency’s estimate of the burden of the                      Catalog of Federal Domestic
                                               proposed collection of information,                      Assistance (CFDA) Number: 17.275.                        On February 17, 2009, President
                                               including the validity of the                               Key Dates:                                         Barack Obama signed into law the
                                               methodology and assumptions used;                           The closing date for receipt of                    Recovery Act, through which Congress
                                                  • Enhance the quality, utility, and                   applications under this announcement                  intended to preserve and create jobs,
                                               clarity of the information to be                         is October 5, 2009. Applications must be              promote the nation’s economic
                                               collected; and                                           received no later than 4 p.m. Eastern                 recovery, and assist those most
                                                  • Minimize the burden of the                          Time. A pre-recorded Webinar will be                  impacted by the recession. Among other
                                               collection of information on those who                   on-line (http://www.workforce3one.org)                funding directed toward the
                                               are to respond, including through the                    and accessible for viewing on August                  Department, the Recovery Act provides
                                               use of appropriate automated,                            12, 2009 by 3 p.m. Eastern Time, and                  $750 million for a program of
                                               electronic, mechanical, or other                         will be available for viewing anytime                 competitive grants for worker training
                                               technological collection techniques or                   after that date. While a review of this               and placement in high growth and
                                               other forms of information technology,                   webinar is encouraged it is not                       emerging industries. Of the $750 million
                                               e.g., permitting electronic submission of                mandatory that you view this recording.               allotted for competitive grants, the
                                               responses.                                               ADDRESSES: Mailed applications must be                Recovery Act designates $500 million
                                                  Agency: Employment and Training                       addressed to the U.S. Department of                   for projects that prepare workers for
                                               Administration.                                          Labor, Employment & Training                          careers in the energy efficiency and
                                                  Type of Review: Extension without                     Administration, Division of Federal                   renewable energy industries described
                                               change of a currently approved                           Assistance, Attention: Donna Kelly,                   in Section 171(e)(1)(B) of the Workforce
                                               collection.                                              Grant Officer, Reference SGA/DFA PY                   Investment Act (WIA). The Recovery
                                                  Title of Collection: Unemployment                                                                           Act further provided that in awarding
                                                                                                        09–01, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW.,
                                               Compensation for Federal Employees                                                                             grants for the remaining $250 million,
                                                                                                        Room N4716, Washington, DC 20210.
                                               Handbook No. 391.                                                                                              projects that prepare workers for careers
                                                                                                        For complete ‘‘Application and
                                                  OMB Control Number: 1205–0179.                                                                              in the health care sector would receive
                                                  Agency Form Numbers: ETA–931;                         Submission Information,’’ please refer to
                                                                                                        Section IV.                                           priority. DOL intends to use a portion of
                                               ETA–931A; ETA–933; ETA–934; and
                                                                                                        SUMMARY: The Department of Labor                      the $250 million for providing technical
                                               ETA–935.
                                                                                                        (DOL, or the Department) announces the                assistance for this program of grants.
                                                  Affected Public: State Governments.
                                                  Total Estimated Number of                             availability of approximately $220                    DOL also intends to use a portion of
                                               Respondents: 53.                                         million in grant funds authorized by the              these resources to promote the creation
                                                  Total Estimated Annual Burden                         American Recovery and Reinvestment                    of a virtual tool that helps workers learn
                                               Hours: 15,204.                                           Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act) for                    about and prepare for careers in health
                                                  Total Estimated Annual Costs Burden                   projects that provide training and                    care. These efforts will help participants
                                               (does not include hour costs): $0.                       placement services to help workers                    find and retain employment, while
                                                  Description: Federal law (5 U.S.C.                    pursue careers within the industries                  leveraging other Recovery Act
                                                                                                                                                              investments intended to create jobs and
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                                               8501–8509) provides unemployment                         described in the Background section,
                                               insurance protection to formerly or                      Part B of this SGA. The purpose of the                promote economic growth.
                                               partially unemployed current Federal                     high growth and emerging industries                      The following sub-sections provide
                                               Civilian employees. The forms in                         grants funded through this SGA is to                  background information on the health
                                               Handbook 391 are used in conjunction                     teach workers the necessary skills for,               care sector, as well as on the other
                                               with the provisions of the                               and help them pursue careers in, health               sectors on which applicants could
                                               Unemployment Compensation for                            care and other high growth and                        focus.


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                                               B. Health Care and Other High Growth                     primary patient care to case                          health workers is also projected as
                                               and Emerging Industries                                  management and directing complex                      communities seek to build effective
                                                                                                        health care systems.                                  linkages with the health care system to
                                               1. Health Care Sector                                      Shortages of Registered Nurses (RNs),               provide health education and
                                                  As many industries experience lay-                    Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs),                     information, advocate for underserved
                                               offs and job losses, the health care                     Vocational Nurses, and Certified                      individuals to receive appropriate
                                               industry remains a critical driver in                    Nursing Assistants (CNAs) threaten the                services, and build the capacity of the
                                               regional economies across the nation. In                 provision of quality care. The BLS                    community in addressing health issues.
                                               March 2009, the U.S. Bureau of Labor                     projects that employment for RNs will                    Particularly in hospitals and in
                                               Statistics (BLS) reported that the health                grow faster than any other occupation                 medical laboratories away from patient
                                               care sector continued to grow, despite                   through 2012. In response to the general              care settings, ETA is interested in
                                               steep job losses in nearly all major                     increase in demand for health care                    investments that provide talent
                                               industries. Hospitals, long-term care                    services, employment of LPNs is                       development strategies that support
                                               facilities, and other ambulatory care                    expected to grow 14 percent, faster than              recruitment, retention, and career
                                               settings added 27,000 new jobs in                        the average for all occupations.                      pathways in related allied health
                                               February 2009, the same month when                         ETA is interested in projects that                  occupations.
                                               681,000 jobs were eliminated                             provide training and support career
                                                                                                        progression along the nursing career                  iii. Long-Term Care
                                               nationwide.
                                                  Health care providers are large                       pathway, as well as short-term skills                    Workers in Long-Term Care settings
                                               employers that contribute significantly                  certification or credentialing that                   assist older individuals and others with
                                               to the strength of regional economies.                   enables incumbent workers to advance                  disabilities and chronic diseases
                                               The BLS projects that health care                        along a career ladder/lattice in health               through employment as CNAs, home
                                               employers will generate 3 million new                    care. These include licenses,                         health specialists, and other direct care
                                               wage and salary jobs between 2006 and                    certificates, and degrees from accredited             occupations. The demand for long-term
                                               2016, with the education and health                      nursing programs that lead to the                     health care services has begun to
                                               services sector projected to grow by 18.8                Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) or                  increase dramatically as regions across
                                               percent, adding more jobs (nearly 5.5                    vocational licensure for LPNs, and                    the country have started to experience
                                               million) than any other industry sector.                 positions as CNAs. ETA is also                        significant demographic shifts.
                                                  Employment growth in the health care                  interested in academic strategies that                Currently, the American Health Care
                                               sector will be driven by significant                     help incumbent workers advance from                   Association estimates that long-term
                                               increases in demand for health care and                  an ADN to the bachelor’s degree in                    care occupations represent 4.5 million
                                               assistance because of an aging                           nursing (BSN) since many RNs with an                  workers. By 2010, BLS projects that this
                                               population and longer life expectancies.                 ADN find it beneficial to enter                       workforce will expand by 800,000 jobs
                                               In addition, projected retirements for                   bachelor’s programs to prepare for a                  for direct care workers alone in long-
                                               current health care workers will                         broader scope of nursing practice.                    term care settings. In 2008, the Institute
                                               necessitate a pipeline of skilled                          Applicants that focus on nursing                    of Medicine of the National Academies
                                               individuals ready to enter health care                   could foster transitions along articulated            (IOM) determined that between 2005
                                               occupations.                                             career pathways for graduates of                      and 2030, the number of adults aged 65
                                                  The absence of qualified workers in                   education and training programs at a                  and older is estimated to rise from
                                               this diverse sector threatens the quality                community college, vocational training                37,000,000 to over 70,000,000, almost
                                               and availability of medical care, and the                program, or a Registered Apprenticeship               doubling the overall size of the
                                               economic stability and growth potential                  program that help them qualify for                    population of older adults in the United
                                               of local communities in rural, urban,                    entry-level and mid-level nursing                     States. The IOM concluded that the
                                               and suburban areas. Moreover, the                        positions such as a CNA, LPN, or RN.                  health care workforce lacked the
                                               growing complexity of health care                        ii. Allied Health                                     capacity, in both size and ability, to
                                               delivery, including changing                                                                                   meet the mounting needs of the elderly.
                                               technologies and introduction of                            According to the Association of                       ETA is interested in projects that
                                               advanced medical devices, will require                   Schools of Allied Health Professions                  provide training for and support
                                               both incumbent workers and new                           (ASAHP), the term allied health is used               educational paths to careers in long-
                                               entrants to continuously upgrade their                   to identify a cluster of health                       term care occupations, which include
                                               skills. Although job opportunities exist                 professions that covers as many as 100                CNAs, home health aides, home and
                                               for workers without extensive                            occupational titles, exclusive of                     personal care workers, direct support
                                               specialized training, most health care                   physicians, nurses, and a handful of                  professionals and RNs working in long-
                                               occupations require training leading to                  others. Acute workforce shortages and                 term care settings.
                                               a vocational license, certificate, or                    projected growth exist for allied health
                                                                                                        occupations, such as medical assistants,              iv. Health Information Technology
                                               degree.
                                                  ETA will accept proposals targeting                   respiratory therapists, pharmacy                        Health Information Technology (HIT)
                                               any of the industry’s sub-sectors, and is                technicians, diagnostic medical                       refers to the juncture of information
                                               particularly interested in receiving                     sonographers, paramedics, and                         management, medical practice, and the
                                               applications that focus on one or more                   radiological and other technicians. The               complex business of health care
                                               of the following health care sub-sectors                 BLS projects that by 2016, medical                    delivery. HIT leverages information
                                               and occupational categories:                             assistant occupations are expected to                 management training and resources to
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                                                                                                        grow 35 percent, paramedic occupations                improve quality and efficiency
                                               i. Nursing                                               are expected to grow by 19 percent, and               standards in the health care industry.
                                                  Recent trends in the delivery of health               radiological technicians by 15 percent.               According to HHS, Office of the
                                               care services increasingly rely on highly                According to the Department of Health                 National Coordinator for Health
                                               skilled nurses working with allied                       and Human Services (HHS), Health                      Information Technology (ONC),
                                               health professionals in supporting                       Resource and Services Administration,                 ensuring the secure use of personal
                                               clinical roles. Nursing roles range from                 occupational growth for community                     health information will improve the


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                                               coordination of care, as well as prevent                 of effective training approaches, such as             activities related to health care through
                                               medical errors through data sharing.                     mobile skills training.                               the Department of Education and HHS,
                                                  The transition from traditional, paper-                  ETA is soliciting grant applications               Health Resource and Services
                                               based medical files to electronic health                 that address current and forecasted                   Administration. For other high growth
                                               records (EHR) technologies will provide                  workforce shortages, and provide                      and emerging industries, it may be
                                               expanded career pathways in health                       workers with paths to career enhancing                appropriate to review other Recovery
                                               information management and                               opportunities in high growth, high                    Act programs from the Department of
                                               technology. HIT jobs will be created in                  demand, and economically vital sectors                Energy, Department of Transportation,
                                               hospitals, physicians’ offices, home                     of the American economy. ETA will                     etc. For links to federal agency Recovery
                                               healthcare and outpatient clinics, and                   target education and skills development               Act Web sites, please visit http://
                                               residential care facilities. Further,                    resources toward helping workers gain                 recovery.gov/?q=content/agencies.
                                               comprehensive reforms in health law                      skills needed to build successful careers
                                               and policy will require new and                          in these and other growing industries.                I. Funding Opportunity Description
                                               updated skill sets for a range of clinical                  ETA encourages applicants to define
                                                                                                        local high growth or emerging industries                 Grants under this SGA will fund
                                               occupations (including nursing and
                                                                                                        in the context of their state or regional             projects that provide workers with
                                               allied health professionals), medical
                                                                                                        economy by showing how the industry                   training that will prepare them to enter
                                               record technicians, coders, health
                                                                                                        aligns with and fits into their state or              and advance in the health care sector, as
                                               information technicians, and other
                                                                                                        regional strategy. An industry targeted               well as other high growth and emerging
                                               health information technology
                                               professionals including but not limited                  by applicants must meet the following                 industries, as described in part B of the
                                               to clinical informaticists. The Health                   criteria to be considered a high growth               Background section of this SGA.
                                                                                                        or emerging industry in a local area for              Individuals eligible to receive training
                                               Care Information and Management
                                                                                                        the purposes of this SGA: (1) It is                   include unemployed workers,
                                               Systems Society estimates there are
                                                                                                        projected to add substantial numbers of               dislocated workers, and incumbent
                                               approximately 108,400 HIT jobs in
                                                                                                        new jobs to the economy; (2) it is being              workers including low-wage workers.
                                               hospital settings currently and expects
                                                                                                        transformed by technology and                         Within these categories, grantees may
                                               workforce needs to require an additional
                                                                                                        innovation requiring new skill sets for               serve a wide range of individuals, such
                                               40,800 HIT occupations by 2012.
                                                                                                        workers; or (3) it is a new and emerging              as individuals on public assistance, high
                                                  ETA is interested in projects that                    industry projected to grow. Applicants
                                               design state-of-the-art training and                                                                           school dropouts, individuals with
                                                                                                        may draw from a variety of resources for              disabilities, veterans, and individuals
                                               support progression in career pathways                   supporting data that demonstrates that
                                               for the health information workforce                                                                           with Limited English Proficiency. A
                                                                                                        an industry is high growth or emerging,               portion of the funds under this SGA will
                                               using a variety of learning strategies for               including: Traditional labor market
                                               individuals who want to specialize in                                                                          be reserved (as described in Section II,
                                                                                                        information, such as projections;                     Award Information) for projects serving
                                               the management of health information,                    industry data from trade or industry
                                               as well as workers who must use HIT to                                                                         communities impacted by automotive-
                                                                                                        associations, labor organizations, or
                                               perform the duties of their jobs.                                                                              related restructuring.
                                                                                                        direct information from the local
                                               2. Other High Growth and Emerging                        employers or industry; information on                    Successful training programs funded
                                               Industries                                               the local and regional economy from                   through this SGA will prepare
                                                                                                        economic development agencies; and                    participants for employment within the
                                                 ETA also seeks to promote broad-                       other transactional data, such as job                 health care sector or other high growth
                                               based economic recovery by supporting                    vacancies. Applications must include                  and emerging industries, and will: (1)
                                               the workforce and training needs of                      strong supporting evidence and data                   Target skills and competencies
                                               workers and employers in other high                      that are current, relevant, and specific to           demanded by the industries described
                                               growth and emerging industries. ETA                      the local areas or communities where                  in part B of the Background section of
                                               recognizes that in some specific regions                 grant-funded training and placement                   this SGA; (2) support career pathways,
                                               industries continue to grow, while in                    activities will be conducted.                         such as an articulated career ladder or
                                               other regions industries have been                                                                             lattice; (3) result in an employer- or
                                               negatively impacted by the economic                      C. Working With Other Recovery Act
                                                                                                        Programs                                              industry-recognized certificate or degree
                                               downturn but are expected to                                                                                   (which can include a license, as well as
                                               experience job growth as the economy                       The Recovery Act made funds                         a Registered Apprenticeship certificate
                                               begins to recover. Further, some                         available to a number of other Federal                or degree); (4) combine supportive
                                               industries are being transformed by                      programs that will impact the creation                services with training services to help
                                               technology and innovation, requiring                     and expansion of health care                          participants overcome barriers to
                                               new skill sets for workers. Fields like                  occupations and other high growth and                 employment, as necessary; and (5)
                                               information technology, advanced                         emerging industries. DOL is partnering
                                                                                                                                                              provide training services at times and
                                               manufacturing, wireless and broadband                    with other Federal agencies to support
                                                                                                                                                              locations that are easily accessible to
                                               deployment, transportation and                           the creation of jobs by developing a
                                                                                                                                                              targeted populations.
                                               warehousing, and biotechnology may be                    pipeline of skilled workers in the health
                                               high growth and emerging industries in                   care industry and other high growth and                  To ensure quality training within a
                                               specific regional economies, offering                    emerging industries. Where possible,                  limited timeframe, applicants are
                                               jobs and solid career paths left vacant                  ETA encourages applicants to connect                  strongly encouraged to use existing
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                                               due to a lack of qualified workers. For                  their workforce development strategies                curricula and strategies to deliver
                                               example, in advanced manufacturing                       to other Recovery Act funded projects                 training. Where appropriate, applicants
                                               sectors, transformations in business                     that create jobs or impact the skill                  may modify existing curricula.
                                               processes and technologies are driving                   requirements of existing jobs. ETA                    Recognizing the long-term needs of
                                               the need for workers to have                             recommends that applicants review                     workers, it is strongly recommended
                                               increasingly complex skills and                          other parts of the Recovery Act. For                  that training lead to portable industry-
                                               competencies provided through the use                    example, there are specific Recovery Act              recognized certificates or degrees.


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                                               II. Award Information                                    ensuring full transparency and                        include identifying and referring
                                                                                                        accountability for all expenditures.                  candidates for training, and may include
                                               A. Award Amount
                                                                                                                                                              assessing potential participants,
                                                  Under this SGA, ETA intends to                        III. Eligibility Information
                                                                                                                                                              connecting and placing participants
                                               award approximately $220 million in                      A. Eligible Applicants                                with employers that have existing job
                                               grant funds. To prioritize health care                                                                         openings, and providing supportive
                                               projects, ETA expects to allot                             Eligible applicants are public entities
                                                                                                        or private nonprofit entities. Applicants             services to help participants overcome
                                               approximately $125 million of the                                                                              barriers to training or employment.
                                               designated funds for projects in the                     must be legal entities and may include
                                                                                                        local Workforce Investment Boards and                 Employers and industry-related
                                               health care sector. However, the                                                                               organizations, such as Federally
                                               Department reserves the right to change                  their One Stop Systems, Tribal
                                                                                                        organizations, education and training                 Qualified Health Centers and other
                                               this amount depending on the quantity                                                                          health care employers, should be
                                               and quality of applications submitted                    providers, labor organizations, health
                                                                                                        care providers, and faith-based and                   actively engaged in the project and may
                                               under this SGA. The remaining balance                                                                          contribute to many aspects of grant
                                               of funds will be allotted for projects in                community organizations. The applicant
                                                                                                        must be the fiscal agent for the grant. An            activities, such as defining the program
                                               other high growth and emerging                                                                                 strategy and goals, identifying necessary
                                               industries. ETA intends to fund 45–65                    organization may not submit multiple
                                                                                                        applications in response to this SGA.                 skills and competencies, providing
                                               grants ranging from approximately $2 to                                                                        resources to support training
                                               $5 million. ETA does not expect to fund                  However, an organization that submits
                                                                                                        an application for this SGA is not                    (equipment, instructors, funding,
                                               projects for less than $2 million.                                                                             internships, or other work-based
                                               However, this does not preclude                          precluded from participating as a
                                                                                                        partner in applications submitted by                  learning activities or situations, etc.),
                                               funding grants at a lower amount based                                                                         and, where appropriate, hiring qualified
                                               on the type and the number of quality                    other applicants in response to this
                                                                                                        SGA.                                                  program participants. Education and
                                               submissions. ETA will not fund projects                                                                        training providers must partner with
                                               for more than $5 million, and                            B. Strategic Partnerships                             employer and/or industry-related
                                               applications requesting more than $5                                                                           organizations to ensure that education
                                               million will be considered non-                            To be eligible for funding under this
                                                                                                        SGA, applicants must demonstrate that                 and training programs address the skills
                                               responsive. Within the funding ranges                                                                          required for the targeted industries, lead
                                               specified above, applicants are                          the proposed project will be
                                                                                                        implemented by a robust strategic                     to employer- or industry-recognized
                                               encouraged to submit proposals for
                                                                                                        partnership.                                          certificates or degrees, and ensure that
                                               quality projects at whatever funding
                                                                                                                                                              the training strategies reflect the needs
                                               level is appropriate to the project.                     i. Required Partners
                                                  Approximately $25 million of the                                                                            of both workers and employers.
                                               total funds available through this                          The strategic partnership must                     ii. Other Partners
                                               Solicitation will be reserved for projects               include at least one entity from each of
                                                                                                        the following three categories:                          In addition to the required partners
                                               serving communities impacted by                                                                                listed in Section III.B.i, applicants are
                                               automotive-related restructuring, though                    • The public workforce investment
                                                                                                        system, such as local Workforce                       strongly encouraged to include other
                                               the Department reserves the right to                                                                           partners that can provide resources or
                                               change this amount depending on the                      Investment Boards and their One Stop
                                                                                                        systems;                                              expertise to the project. These
                                               quantity and quality of applications                                                                           organizations could include, but are not
                                               submitted under this SGA. See                               • Public and private employers, such
                                                                                                        as health care providers when                         limited to:
                                               Attachment I for a list of counties                                                                               • Nonprofit organizations, such as
                                               impacted by automotive-related                           appropriate, and industry-related
                                                                                                                                                              community or faith-based organizations,
                                               restructuring. The Center for                            organizations; and
                                                                                                                                                              that have direct access to the target
                                               Automotive Research identified the                          • The education and training
                                                                                                                                                              populations;
                                               attached list of 312 U.S. counties that                  community, which includes the                            • Labor organizations, including but
                                               either have an automotive assembly                       continuum of education from secondary                 not limited to labor unions and labor-
                                               plant or parts manufacturer employing                    schools to community and technical                    management organizations that
                                               regional residents. Only communities                     colleges, four-year colleges and                      represent workers in the health care
                                               that are included on The Center for                      universities, apprenticeship programs,                sector or other high growth and
                                               Automotive Research list will qualify                    technical and vocational training                     emerging industries;
                                               for this status.                                         institutions, and other education and                    • Organizations implementing
                                                                                                        training entities.                                    projects funded by the Recovery Act
                                               B. Period of Performance                                    By including all of these types of                 that will create or support jobs in the
                                                 The period of grant performance will                   organizations in a comprehensive                      health care sector or other high growth
                                               be up to 36 months from the date of                      partnership, applicants can ensure they               and emerging industries;
                                               execution of the grant documents. This                   are maximizing available resources and                   • National, State, and local
                                               performance period includes all                          organizational expertise for each project,            foundations, which focus on assisting
                                               necessary implementation and start-up                    and that individual participants within               participants served through the project;
                                               activities; the completion of training                   the project have all of the support they              and
                                               activities and the award of employer- or                 need to successfully complete training,                  • State and local social service
                                               industry-recognized certificates or                      overcome barriers to employment, and                  agencies that provide supportive
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                                               degrees; and participant follow-up. The                  obtain jobs and advance along career                  services to participants served through
                                               Department intends that all grantees                     ladders. These partners can contribute a              the project.
                                               implement the training and placement                     wide array of knowledge and activities
                                               programs funded under this SGA as                        to each project, and must work together               C. Cost Sharing
                                               soon as possible. Further, applicants                    to ensure that they leverage each other’s               Cost sharing or matching funds are
                                               should plan to fully expend grant funds                  expertise and resources. The role of the              not required as a condition for
                                               during the period of performance, while                  workforce investment system must                      application, but leveraged resources are


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                                               strongly encouraged and may affect the                      • Strategies that integrate academic                  • Customized training;
                                               applicant’s score in section V.A.3 of the                instruction with occupational skills                     • Basic skills training, such as adult
                                               evaluation criteria.                                     training in a specific career field have              basic education, English as a Second
                                                                                                        shown promising employment and                        Language (ESL), and job readiness
                                               D. Other Eligibility Requirements                                                                              training;
                                                                                                        earnings outcomes for low-income
                                               1. Proposed Activities                                   young adults. Applicants who are                         • Initial assessment of skill levels,
                                                                                                        proposing to serve low-income young                   aptitudes, abilities, competencies, and
                                                 The purpose of this SGA is to fund                                                                           supportive service needs;
                                               projects providing training, education,                  adults and high school dropouts should
                                                                                                        consider program models that strongly                    • Job search and placement
                                               and job placement assistance to prepare                                                                        assistance, and, where appropriate,
                                               workers to enter the health care sector                  link opportunities to improve basic
                                                                                                        literacy and mathematics skills and                   career counseling;
                                               and other high growth and emerging                                                                                • Case management services;
                                                                                                        obtain a high school diploma or GED
                                               industries described in part B of the                                                                             • Comprehensive retention strategies;
                                               Background section of this SGA.                          with work-based learning in the targeted                 • Supportive services that will allow
                                                                                                        industries.                                           individuals to participate in the training
                                               i. Characteristics of Training Activities                   • Providing on-the-job training with a
                                                                                                                                                              provided through the grant; and
                                                  All projects must lead to employment                  specific employer who agrees to hire                     • Updating curriculum to support
                                               for program participants, and must                       individuals upon successful completion                direct training provided through the
                                               incorporate training activities that:                    of the training has been an effective way             grant. Some grants funded under this
                                                  • Address skills and competencies                     for some programs to place                            SGA may produce tangible products and
                                               demanded by the industries targeted                      disadvantaged individuals into                        deliverables, such as updates to existing
                                               through this SGA and described in part                   employment.                                           curriculum and outreach materials.
                                               B of the Background section;                                • Registered Apprenticeship, with the              Curriculum development is only
                                                  • Support participants’ advancement                   combination of on-the-job training,                   appropriate if this curriculum is used in
                                               along a defined career pathway, such as                  related technical instruction, a                      direct training and/or education
                                               an articulated career ladder and/or                      mentoring component and incremental                   activities provided through this grant
                                               career lattice, if such a pathway exists                 wage increases, has been highly                       and is necessary to achieve the training
                                               in the targeted industry or industries;                  successful in training a range of                     and employment outcomes proposed for
                                                  • Result in an employer- or industry-                 participants including at-risk youth,                 the grant. (See Section IV.E.4 for
                                               recognized certificate or degree during                  veterans, older workers, and the                      information regarding intellectual
                                               the period of performance. Certificates                  unemployed.                                           property rights.)
                                               or degrees can include a license as well                 ii. Allowable Activities                              E. Other Grant Specifications
                                               as a Registered Apprenticeship                              Proposed projects must provide direct
                                               certificate or degree (see definition in                                                                       1. Participants Eligible To Receive
                                                                                                        training and/or education, placement,
                                               Section VI.B.2.ii) that indicates a level                                                                      Training
                                                                                                        and related activities that prepare
                                               of mastery and competence in a given                     individuals for employment in health                     This SGA addresses the priorities of
                                               field or function. The certificate or                    care and other industries. Direct training            the Recovery Act by funding projects
                                               degree awarded to participants should                    and/or education costs include, but are               that provide education and training, job
                                               be based on the type of training                         not limited to, the following types of                placement, and supportive services to
                                               provided through the grant and the                       costs: faculty/instructors, including                 unemployed workers, dislocated
                                               requirements of the targeted occupation,                 salaries and fringe benefits; in-house                workers, and incumbent workers which
                                               and should be selected based on                          training staff; support staff such as lab             include:
                                               consultations with employer and labor                    or teaching assistants; classroom space;                 i. Unemployed workers (For the
                                               partners, as appropriate;                                and books, materials, and supplies used               purposes of this SGA, ETA defines
                                                  • Take place at times and locations                   in the training course, including                     ‘‘unemployed individual’’ as an
                                               that are convenient and easily accessible                specialized equipment. As with all costs              individual who is without a job and
                                               for the targeted populations;                            charged to the grant, the costs of                    who wants and is available to work);
                                                  • Integrate occupational training with                equipment must meet the standards in                     ii. Dislocated workers (For the
                                               basic skills training to ensure that                     the applicable Federal cost principles,               purposes of this SGA, this term refers to
                                               participants have the foundational skills                including that the costs are reasonable               individuals who were terminated or
                                               necessary to attain and retain                           and necessary to achieve grant                        laid-off or have received a notice of
                                               employment; and                                          outcomes. While grant funds may be                    termination or lay-off from employment;
                                                  • Integrate training activities with                  used to purchase equipment that are                   or were self-employed but are now
                                               supportive services to ensure that                       used for training and education                       unemployed);
                                               participants have the necessary support                  activities provided through the                          iii. Incumbent workers who need
                                               to overcome barriers to participate in                   proposed project, grantees are                        training to secure full-time employment,
                                               training and employment.                                 encouraged to utilize leveraged                       advance in their careers, or retain their
                                                  Applicants may propose a wide range                                                                         current occupations. This includes low-
                                                                                                        resources to support these costs to
                                               of activities in implementing projects                                                                         wage workers, workers who need to
                                                                                                        maximize the use of their grant funds.
                                               that meet the requirements outlined                         Allowable activities under this SGA                upgrade their skills to retain
                                               above. When designing the proposed                       include:                                              employment, and workers who are
                                               activities, DOL encourages applicants to                    • Classroom occupational training;                 currently working part-time.
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                                               use program models with previous                            • On-the-job training activities that                 Within these categories, grantees may
                                               success in serving the target                            lead to permanent employment;                         serve a wide range of individuals, such
                                               populations, especially those with                          • Development and implementation                   as individuals on public assistance, high
                                               strong program evaluations showing                       of Registered Apprenticeship and pre-                 school dropouts, individuals with
                                               positive impacts on participants.                        apprenticeship programs;                              disabilities, veterans, Indians and
                                               Promising models include the                                • Contextualized learning;                         Native Americans, and individuals with
                                               following:                                                  • Internship programs;                             Limited English Proficiency.


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                                               2. Veterans Priority                                     adhere to the instructions in this section            424A (not just one year). No leveraged
                                                  The Jobs for Veterans Act (Pub. L.                    will be considered non-responsive and                 resources should be shown on the SF
                                               107–288) requires priority of service to                 will not be considered. Please note that              424 and SF 424A.
                                               veterans and spouses of certain veterans                 it is the applicant’s responsibility to                  Please note that applications that fail
                                               for the receipt of employment, training,                 ensure that the funding amount                        to provide an SF 424, SF 424A, a D–U–
                                               and placement services in any job                        requested is consistent across all parts              N–S® Number, and a budget narrative
                                               training program directly funded, in                     and sub-parts of the application.                     will be non-responsive.
                                                                                                           Part I. The Cost Proposal. The Cost                   • Applicants are also encouraged, but
                                               whole or in part, by DOL. The
                                                                                                        Proposal must include the following                   not required, to submit OMB Survey N.
                                               regulations implementing priority of
                                                                                                        items:                                                1890–0014: Survey on Ensuring Equal
                                               service for veterans and eligible spouses                   • The Standard Form (SF) 424,                      Opportunity for Applicants, which can
                                               in Department of Labor job training                      ‘‘Application for Federal Assistance’’                be found under the Grants.gov, Tips and
                                               programs under the Jobs for Veterans                     (available at http://www07.grants.gov/                Resources From Grantors, Department of
                                               Act are found at 20 CFR part 1010. In                    agencies/forms_repository                             Labor section at http://
                                               circumstances where a grant recipient                    _information.jsp and http://                          www07.grants.gov/applicants/tips_
                                               must choose between two equally                          www.doleta.gov/grants/find_                           resources_from_grantors.jsp#13 (also
                                               qualified candidates for training, one of                grants.cfm). The SF 424 must clearly                  referred to as Faith Based EEO Survey
                                               whom is a veteran or eligible spouse,                    identify the applicant and must be                    PDF Form).
                                               the Jobs for Veterans Act requires that                  signed by an individual with authority                   Part II. The Technical Proposal. The
                                               the grant recipient give the veteran                     to enter into a grant agreement. Upon                 Technical Proposal demonstrates the
                                               priority of service by admitting him or                  confirmation of an award, the                         applicant’s capability to implement the
                                               her into the program. To obtain priority                 individual signing the SF 424 on behalf               grant project in accordance with the
                                               of service a veteran must meet the                       of the applicant shall be considered the              provisions of this solicitation. The
                                               program’s eligibility requirements.                      authorized representative of the                      guidelines for the content of the
                                               Grantees must comply with DOL                            applicant. Applicants must supply their               Technical Proposal are provided in Part
                                               guidance on veterans’ priority.                          D–U–N–S® Number on the SF 424. All                    V.A of this SGA. The Technical
                                               Currently, ETA Training and                              applicants for Federal grant and funding              Proposal is limited to 20 double-spaced
                                               Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL)                        opportunities are required to have a D–               single-sided pages with 12 point text
                                               No. 5–03 (September 16, 2003) provides                   U–N–S® (Data Universal Numbering                      font and 1 inch margins. Any materials
                                               general guidance on the scope of the                     System) Number. See Office of                         beyond the 20-page limit will not be
                                               Jobs for Veterans Act and its effect on                  Management and Budget (OMB) Notice                    read. Applicants should number the
                                               current employment and training                          of Final Policy Issuance, 68 FR 38402,                Technical Proposal beginning with page
                                               programs. TEGL No. 5–03, along with                      Jun. 27, 2003. The D–U–N–S® Number                    number 1. Applications that do not
                                               additional guidance, is available at the                 is a non-indicative, nine-digit number                include Part II, the Technical Proposal,
                                               ‘‘Jobs for Veterans Priority of Service’’                assigned to each business location in the             will be non-responsive.
                                               Web site: http://www.doleta.gov/                         D&B database having a unique, separate,                  Part III. Attachments to the Technical
                                               programs/vets.                                           and distinct operation, and is                        Proposal. In addition to the 20-page
                                               3. Grantee Training                                      maintained solely by D&B. The D&B D–                  Technical Proposal, the applicant must
                                                                                                        U–N–S® Number is used by industries                   submit a letter or letters of commitment
                                                  Grantees are required to participate in               and organizations around the world as                 signed by all required partners
                                               all ETA training activities related to                   a global standard for business                        (preferably one letter co-signed by all
                                               orientation, financial management and                    identification and tracking. If you do not            required partners) that describes the
                                               reporting, performance reporting,                        have a D–U–N–S® Number, you can get                   roles and responsibilities of each
                                               product dissemination, and other                         one for free through the SBS site:                    required partner. Applicants should not
                                               technical assistance training as                         http://smallbusiness.dnb.com/webapp/                  send letters of commitment separately to
                                               appropriate during the life of the grant.                wcs/stores/servlet/Glossary?fLink=                    ETA because these letters will be
                                               These trainings may occur via                            glossary&footerflag=y&storeId=10001&                  tracked through a different system and
                                               conference call, webinar, and in-person                  indicator=7.                                          will not be attached to the application
                                               meetings. Applicants should include                         • The SF 424A Budget Information                   for review. ETA does not encourage
                                               costs for two staff members to attend                    Form (available at http://                            general letters of support submitted by
                                               two trainings that are each two full days                www07.grants.gov/agencies/forms_                      organizations or individuals that are not
                                               in Washington, DC during the grant’s                     repository_information.jsp and http://                partners in the proposed project and
                                               period of performance.                                   www.doleta.gov/grants/find_                           that do not directly identify the specific
                                               IV. Application and Submission                           grants.cfm). In preparing the Budget                  commitment or roles of the project
                                               Information                                              Information Form, the applicant must                  partners. The applicant also must
                                                                                                        provide a concise narrative explanation               provide an Abstract, not to exceed one
                                               A. How To Obtain an Application                          to support the budget request, explained              page, summarizing the proposed project,
                                               Package                                                  in detail below.                                      including applicant name; targeted
                                                 This SGA contains all of the                              • Budget Narrative: The budget                     industry; project title; identification of
                                               information and links to forms needed                    narrative must provide a description of               the community or communities to be
                                               to apply for grant funding.                              costs associated with each line item on               served, including whether the
                                                                                                        the SF–424A. It should also include a                 community(ies) are located in urban,
                                               B. Content and Form of Application
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                                                                                                        description of leveraged resources                    suburban, or rural areas; and the
                                               Submission                                               provided to support grant activities. In              funding level requested. The abstract
                                                  The proposal will consist of three                    addition, the applicant should address                must also indicate whether one or more
                                               separate and distinct parts: (I) a cost                  precisely how the administrative costs                of the counties served by the proposed
                                               proposal; (II) a technical proposal; and                 support the project goals. The entire                 project appear on the attached list of
                                               (III) attachments to the technical                       Federal grant amount requested should                 counties impacted by automotive-
                                               proposal. Applications that fail to                      be included on both the SF 424 and SF                 related restructuring, which is included


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                                               as Attachment I of this SGA. The                         submission of applications through                    additional measures in the event of
                                               applicant must indicate the total                        professional overnight delivery service.              issues with opening. In such cases, the
                                               amount of grant funds that will be used                     Applications that are submitted                    non-conforming application will not be
                                               for activities in those impacted counties.               through Grants.gov must be successfully               considered for funding.
                                                 These additional materials                             submitted at http://www.grants.gov no                    Applicants are strongly advised to
                                               (commitment letters and one-page                         later than 4 p.m. Eastern Time on                     utilize the plethora of tools and
                                               abstract) do not count against the 20-                   October 5, 2009, and then subsequently                documents, including FAQs, that are
                                               page limit for the Technical Proposal,                   validated by Grants.gov. The submission               available on the ‘‘Applicant Resources’’
                                               but may not exceed 13 pages. Any                         and validation process is described in                page at http://www.grants.gov/
                                               additional materials beyond the 13-page                  more detail below. The process can be                 applicants/app_help_reso.jsp#faqs. To
                                               limit will not be read.                                  complicated and time-consuming.                       receive updated information about
                                                 Applications may be submitted                          Applicants are strongly advised to                    critical issues, new tips for users and
                                               electronically on Grants.gov or in hard                  initiate the process as soon as possible              other time sensitive updates as
                                               copy by mail or hand delivery. These                     and to plan for time to resolve technical             information is available, applicants may
                                               processes are described in further detail                problems if necessary.                                subscribe to ‘‘Grants.gov Updates’’ at
                                               in Section IV.C. Applicants submitting                      The Department strongly recommends                 http://www.grants.gov/applicants/
                                               proposals in hardcopy must submit an                     that before the applicant begins to write             email_subscription_signup.jsp.
                                               original signed application (including                   the proposal, applicants should                          If applicants encounter a problem
                                               the SF 424) and one (1) ‘‘copy-ready’’                   immediately initiate and complete the                 with Grants.gov and do not find an
                                                                                                        ‘‘Get Registered’’ registration steps at              answer in any of the other resources,
                                               version free of bindings, staples or
                                                                                                        http://www.grants.gov/applicants/get_                 call 1–800–518–4726 to speak to a
                                               protruding tabs to ease in the
                                                                                                        registered.jsp. These steps may take                  Customer Support Representative or e-
                                               reproduction of the proposal by DOL.
                                                                                                        multiple days or weeks to complete, and               mail ‘‘support@grants.gov’’.
                                               Applicants submitting proposals in                                                                                Late Applications: For applications
                                                                                                        this time should be factored into plans
                                               hardcopy are also required to provide an                                                                       submitted on Grants.gov, only
                                                                                                        for electronic submission in order to
                                               identical electronic copy of the proposal                                                                      applications that have been successfully
                                                                                                        avoid unexpected delays that could
                                               on compact disc (CD).                                                                                          submitted no later than 4:00 p.m.
                                                                                                        result in the rejection of an application.
                                               C. Submission Process, Date, Times, and                  The Department strongly recommends                    Eastern Time on the closing date and
                                               Addresses                                                that applicants use the ‘‘Organization                then successfully validated will be
                                                                                                        Registration Checklist’’ at http://                   considered. Applicants take a
                                                  The closing date for receipt of                                                                             significant risk by waiting to the last day
                                                                                                        www.grants.gov/assets/Organization_
                                               applications under this announcement                                                                           to submit via Grants.gov.
                                                                                                        Steps_Complete_Registration.pdf to
                                               is October 5, 2009. Applications must be                                                                          Any application received after the
                                                                                                        ensure the registration process is
                                               received at the address below no later                   complete.                                             exact date and time specified for receipt
                                               than 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Applications                      Within two business days of                        at the office designated in this notice
                                               sent by e-mail, telegram, or facsimile                   application submission, Grants.gov will               will not be considered, unless it is
                                               (FAX) will not be accepted.                              send the applicant two email messages                 received before awards are made, it was
                                               Applications that do not meet the                        to provide the status of application                  properly addressed, and it was: (a) Sent
                                               conditions set forth in this notice will                 progress through the system. The first                by U.S. Postal Service mail, postmarked
                                               not be considered. No exceptions to the                  email, almost immediate, will confirm                 not later than the fifth calendar day
                                               mailing and delivery requirements set                    receipt of the application by Grants.gov.             before the date specified for receipt of
                                               forth in this notice will be granted.                    The second email will indicate the                    applications (e.g., an application
                                                  Mailed applications must be                           application has either been successfully              required to be received by the 20th of
                                               addressed to the U.S. Department of                      validated or has been rejected due to                 the month must be postmarked by the
                                               Labor, Employment and Training                           errors. Only applications that have been              15th of that month); or (b) sent by
                                               Administration, Division of Federal                      successfully submitted and successfully               professional overnight delivery service
                                               Assistance, Attention: Donna Kelly,                      validated will be considered. It is the               to the addressee not later than one
                                               Grant Officer, Reference SGA/DFA, PY                     sole responsibility of the applicant to               working day prior to the date specified
                                               09–01, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW.,                     ensure a timely submission; therefore,                for receipt of applications.
                                               Room N4716, Washington, DC 20210.                        sufficient time should be allotted for                ‘‘Postmarked’’ means a printed, stamped
                                               Applicants are advised that mail                         submission (two business days), and, if               or otherwise placed impression
                                               delivery in the Washington area may be                   applicable, subsequent time to address                (exclusive of a postage meter machine
                                               delayed due to mail decontamination                      errors and receive validation upon                    impression) that is readily identifiable,
                                               procedures. Hand-delivered proposals                     resubmission (an additional two                       without further action, as having been
                                               will be received at the above address.                   business days for each ensuing                        supplied or affixed on the date of
                                               All overnight mail will be considered to                 submission). It is important to note that             mailing by an employee of the U.S.
                                               be hand-delivered and must be received                   if sufficient time is not allotted and a              Postal Service. Therefore, applicants
                                               at the designated place by the specified                 rejection notice is received after the due            should request the postal clerk to place
                                               closing date and time.                                   date and time, the application will not               a legible hand cancellation ‘‘bull’s eye’’
                                                  Applicants may apply online through                   be considered.                                        postmark on both the receipt and the
                                               Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov);                         To ensure consideration, the                       package. Failure to adhere to the above
                                               however, due to the expected increase                    components of the application must be                 instructions will be a basis for a
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                                               in system activity resulting from the                    saved as either .doc, .xls or .pdf files. If          determination of non-responsiveness.
                                               American Recovery and Reinvestment                       submitted in any other format, the                    Evidence of timely submission by a
                                               Act of 2009, applicants are encouraged                   applicant bears the risk that                         professional overnight delivery service
                                               to use an alternate method to submit                     compatibility or other issues will                    must be demonstrated by equally
                                               grant applications during this                           prevent our ability to consider the                   reliable evidence created by the delivery
                                               heightened period of demand. While not                   application. ETA will attempt to open                 service provider indicating the time and
                                               mandatory, DOL encourages the                            the document but will not take any                    place of receipt.


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                                               D. Intergovernmental Review                              does not apply to vendors providing                   transportation, child care, dependent
                                                  This funding opportunity is not                       goods and services as defined in OMB                  care, and housing that are necessary to
                                               subject to Executive Order 12372,                        Circular A–133. See Training and                      enable an individual to participate in
                                               ‘‘Intergovernmental Review of Federal                    Employment Guidance Letter number                     activities funded through this grant.
                                               Programs.’’                                              5–06 for further clarification: http://               Further, supportive services can include
                                                                                                        wdr.doleta.gov/directives/                            needs-related payments (NRPs) that are
                                               E. Funding Restrictions                                  corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=2262.                               necessary to enable individuals to
                                                  Determinations of allowable costs will                                                                      participate in training activities funded
                                                                                                        4. Intellectual Property Rights                       through this grant. Accordingly,
                                               be made in accordance with the
                                               applicable Federal cost principles.                         The Federal Government reserves a                  grantees may only use grant funds to
                                               Disallowed costs are those charges to a                  paid-up, nonexclusive and irrevocable                 provide supportive services to
                                               grant that the grantor agency or its                     license to reproduce, publish or                      individuals who are participating in
                                               representative determines not to be                      otherwise use, and to authorize others to             activities provided through the grant (or
                                               allowed in accordance with the                           use for Federal purposes: (i) the                     in the case of NRPs, participating in
                                               applicable Federal cost principles or                    copyright in all products developed                   training), who are unable to obtain such
                                               other conditions contained in the grant.                 under the grant, including a subgrant or              services through other programs, and
                                                  Successful and unsuccessful                           contract under the grant or subgrant;                 when such services are necessary to
                                               applicants will not be entitled to                       and (ii) any rights of copyright to which             enable individuals to participate in
                                               reimbursement of pre-award costs.                        the grantee, subgrantee or a contractor               activities. Grantees should ensure that
                                                                                                        purchases ownership under an award                    their use of grant funds on supportive
                                               1. Indirect Costs                                                                                              services is consistent with their
                                                                                                        (including but not limited to curricula,
                                                  As specified in OMB Circular Cost                     training models, technical assistance                 established written policy regarding the
                                               Principles, indirect costs are those that                products, and any related materials).                 provision of supportive services.
                                               have been incurred for common or joint                   Such uses include, but are not limited                Grantees may use no more than 10% of
                                               objectives and cannot be readily                         to, the right to modify and distribute                their grant funds on these services.
                                               identified with a particular final cost                  such products worldwide by any means,                 However, to support the employment
                                               objective. In order to use grant funds for               electronically or otherwise. Federal                  and training needs of the targeted
                                               indirect costs incurred the applicant                    funds may not be used to pay any                      populations, ETA encourages grantees
                                               must obtain an Indirect Cost Rate                        royalty or licensing fee associated with              to leverage other sources of funding for
                                               Agreement with its Federal cognizant                     such copyrighted material, although                   supportive services, including WIA
                                               agency either before or shortly after                    they may be used to pay costs for                     Adult formula funds provided under the
                                               grant award.                                             obtaining a copy which are limited to                 Recovery Act. Further, ETA encourages
                                               2. Administrative Costs                                  the developer/seller costs of copying                 grantees to leverage earnings from part-
                                                                                                        and shipping. If revenues are generated               time and full-time employment and
                                                  Under this SGA, an entity that                                                                              unemployment compensation that will
                                                                                                        through selling products developed
                                               receives a grant to carry out a project or                                                                     enable individuals to participate in
                                                                                                        with grant funds, including intellectual
                                               program may not use more than 10                                                                               training, in addition to utilizing grant
                                                                                                        property, these revenues are program
                                               percent of the amount of the grant to                                                                          funds for needs-related payments.
                                                                                                        income. Program income is added to the
                                               pay administrative costs associated with
                                                                                                        grant and must be expended for                        G. Other Submission Requirements
                                               the program or project. Administrative
                                                                                                        allowable grant activities.
                                               costs could be direct or indirect costs,                                                                         Withdrawal of Applications:
                                                                                                           If applicable, grantees must include
                                               and are defined at 20 CFR 667.220.                                                                             Applications may be withdrawn by
                                                                                                        the following language on all products
                                               Administrative costs do not need to be                                                                         written notice to the Grant Officer at any
                                                                                                        developed in whole or in part with grant
                                               identified separately from program costs                                                                       time before an award is made.
                                                                                                        funds:
                                               on the SF 424A Budget Information
                                               Form. However, they must be discussed                      ‘‘This workforce solution was funded by a           V. Application Review Information
                                               in the budget narrative and tracked                      grant awarded by the U.S. Department of               A. Evaluation Criteria
                                               through the grantee’s accounting                         Labor’s Employment and Training
                                                                                                        Administration. The solution was created by             This section identifies and describes
                                               system. To claim any administrative                      the grantee and does not necessarily reflect          the criteria that will be used to evaluate
                                               costs that are also indirect costs, the                  the official position of the U.S. Department          the grant proposals. These criteria and
                                               applicant must obtain an Indirect Cost                   of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no            point values are:
                                               Rate Agreement from its Federal                          guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any
                                               cognizant agency.                                        kind, express or implied, with respect to                              Criterion                   Points
                                                                                                        such information, including any information
                                               3. Salary and Bonus Limitations                          on linked sites and including, but not limited        1. Statement of Need ...................          15
                                                  Under Public Law 109–234 and                          to, accuracy of the information or its                2. Project Management and Orga-
                                               Public Law 111–8, Section 111, none of                   completeness, timeliness, usefulness,                   nizational Capacity ....................        15
                                               the funds appropriated in Public Law                     adequacy, continued availability, or                  3. Strategy and Project Work Plan                 50
                                               111–5 or prior Acts under the heading                    ownership. This solution is copyrighted by            4. Outcomes and Deliverables .....                15
                                                                                                        the institution that created it. Internal use by      5. Suitability for Evaluation ...........          5
                                               ‘‘Employment and Training’’ that are                     an organization and/or personal use by an
                                               available for expenditure on or after                    individual for non-commercial purposes is
                                               June 15, 2006, shall be used by a                                                                              1. Statement of Need (15 points)
                                                                                                        permissible. All other uses require the prior
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                                               recipient or sub-recipient of such funds                 authorization of the copyright owner.’’                  An applicant must fully demonstrate
                                               to pay the salary and bonuses of an                                                                            a clear and specific need for the Federal
                                               individual, either as direct costs or                    F. Use of Funds for Supportive Services               investment in the proposed activities.
                                               indirect costs, at a rate in excess of                     Supportive services for adults and                  An applicant must submit data and
                                               Executive Level II. These limitations                    dislocated workers are defined at WIA                 provide evidence for proposed projects
                                               also apply to grants funded under this                   sections 101(46) and 134(e)(2) and (3).               in the local areas or communities where
                                               SGA. The salary and bonus limitation                     They include services such as                         participants will be trained and


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                                               employed. Points for this section will be                key components of this project, and the               iii. Applicant’s Experience (5 points)
                                               awarded based on a comprehensive                         track record of the applicant and its                    The applicant must demonstrate its
                                               demonstration of each of the following                   required partners in implementing                     experience leading or participating
                                               factors:                                                 projects of similar focus, size, and                  significantly in a comprehensive
                                                                                                        scope.                                                partnership, and the demonstrated
                                               i. Overview of Current Economy and
                                                                                                           Scoring under this criterion will be               experience of the applicant and its
                                               Workforce (15 points)
                                                                                                        based on the extent to which applicants               partners in implementing and operating
                                                  The applicant clearly and fully                       provide evidence of the following:                    training, education, and job placement
                                               demonstrates the need for training and
                                                                                                        i. Staff Capacity (5 points)                          initiatives of similar focus, size and
                                               employment in the local area by
                                                                                                                                                              scope. The discussion must include:
                                               describing the overall economy and                          An applicant must provide strong                      • Specific examples of the applicant’s
                                               workforce needs. Given the rapidly                       evidence that the applicant and its                   experience in leading or participating
                                               changing economic conditions that                        required partners have the staff capacity             significantly in a partnership that
                                               many States and regions are currently                    to implement the proposed initiative.                 included a wide range of stakeholders,
                                               facing, applicants should use the most                   Discussion should include:                            including a description of the
                                               current and relevant sources of labor                       • The proposed staffing pattern for
                                                                                                                                                              programmatic goals of the project, and
                                               market data available. Points for this                   the project, including program
                                                                                                                                                              a demonstration of the results achieved
                                               subsection will be awarded based on the                  management and administrative staff                   by that project.
                                               following factors:                                       and program staff, which demonstrates                    • Specific examples of the applicant’s
                                                  • The applicant fully describes the                   that the role(s) and time commitment of               track record administering Federal,
                                               specific community(ies) that the project                 the proposed staff are sufficient to                  State, and/or other grants, including the
                                               will serve, and demonstrates the                         ensure proper direction, management,                  programmatic goals and results from
                                               workforce needs in the community,                        implementation, and timely completion                 these projects; and
                                               including the unemployment rate(s),                      of each project.                                         • A description of the experience of
                                               poverty rate(s), the needs of diverse                       • The applicant must demonstrate                   the applicant and its required partners
                                               populations within the community, a                      that the qualifications and level of                  in Federal, State, and/or other projects
                                               discussion of any significant layoffs or                 experience of the proposed project                    providing education, training, and
                                               industry restructuring in specific                       manager are sufficient to ensure proper               placement services to the specific
                                               industries, as well as estimates of the                  management of the project, where such                 populations noted in Section III.D.
                                               number of individuals in the                             a project manager has been identified.                (unemployed workers; dislocated
                                               community who are: (a) unemployed                        Where no project manager is identified,               workers; incumbent workers including
                                               workers; (b) dislocated workers; and (c)                 applicants should discuss the minimum                 low-wage workers), including the
                                               incumbent workers including low-wage                     qualifications and level of experience                programmatic goals and results of the
                                               workers.                                                 that will be required of the position.                projects.
                                                  • The applicant provides strong
                                                                                                        ii. Fiscal, Administrative, and                       3. Strategy and Project Work Plan (50
                                               evidence of job seeker need for training
                                                                                                        Performance Management Capacity (5                    points)
                                               by identifying one or more of the
                                                                                                        points)
                                               populations listed above (unemployed                                                                              The applicant must provide a
                                               workers; dislocated workers; and/or                         The application must provide strong                complete, very clear explanation of its
                                               incumbent workers) that the project will                 evidence that the applicant and its                   proposed strategy and its
                                               target, providing a general description of               required partners have the fiscal,                    implementation plans. The applicant
                                               the current level of skills and                          administrative, and performance                       must describe the proposed workforce
                                               educational attainment of those                          management capacity to effectively                    development strategy in full; explain
                                               populations, and identifying the specific                administer this grant. Discussion should              how the proposed training addresses the
                                               training needs of those populations.                     include:                                              applicant’s statement of need; and
                                                  • The applicant fully identifies other                   • A full description of the applicant’s            demonstrate how the proposed project
                                               barriers to employment faced by the                      capacity, including its systems,                      will expeditiously and effectively
                                               targeted populations, such as lack of                    processes, and administrative controls                deliver training. ETA is interested in
                                               child care or access to transportation.                  that will enable it to comply with                    applicants describing any evidence-
                                                  Applicants may draw from a variety                    Federal rules and regulations related to              based research that they considered in
                                               of resources for supporting data, which                  the grant’s fiscal and administrative                 designing the strategy. The applicant
                                               include but are not limited to:                          requirements.                                         must present a comprehensive work
                                               traditional labor market information,                       • A full description of the applicant’s            plan for the project, following the
                                               such as projections; industry data; data                 capacity, including its systems and                   format provided later in this section.
                                               from trade associations or direct                        processes that will support the grant’s               Points for this criterion will be awarded
                                               information from the regional industry;                  performance management requirements                   for the following factors:
                                               and information on the regional                          through effective tracking of
                                               economy and other transactional data,                    performance outcomes. Applicants must                 i. Addressing Conditions Described in
                                               such as job vacancies, that are available.               include an explanation of the                         the Statement of Need, and Targeted
                                                                                                        applicant’s processes to collect and                  Industries and Occupations (10 points)
                                               2. Project Management and                                manage data in a way that allows for                     • The applicant summarizes the
                                               Organizational Capacity (15 points)                      accurate and timely reporting of                      proposed strategy.
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                                                  An applicant must fully describe the                  performance outcomes. Applicants may                     • The applicant explains how the
                                               capacity of the applicant and its                        cite relationships with the public                    proposed project comprehensively
                                               required partners to effectively staff the               workforce system, as appropriate, to                  addresses the needs and challenges of
                                               proposed initiative. The application                     assist with performance reporting, and                the targeted populations laid out in the
                                               must also fully describe the applicant’s                 should describe access to specific data               Statement of Need.
                                               fiscal, administrative, and performance                  management software and/or resources                     • The applicant provides a complete
                                               management capacity to implement the                     for performance reporting.                            description of the targeted industries


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                                               and occupations within those industries                  letters), the breadth and depth of the                project participants that complete
                                               that the proposed project will focus on,                 resources provided, and how well these                training. This strategy includes moving
                                               including: the specific industry(ies)                    resources support the proposed grant                  incumbent workers along career
                                               targeted by the project, and an                          activities.                                           pathways.
                                               explanation of how the targeted                                                                                   • Retention: The applicant must
                                                                                                        iii. Proposed Recruitment, Training,                  provide a clear strategy for job retention.
                                               industry(ies) meet the requirements
                                                                                                        Placement, and Retention Strategies (10               This should include strategies for
                                               identified in part B of the Background
                                                                                                        points)                                               engaging employers, as well as for
                                               section of this SGA; the specific
                                               occupation in the targeted industries for                   • Recruitment: The applicant must                  identifying the barriers to retention that
                                               which participants will be trained,                      provide a comprehensive outreach and                  participants face after placement and for
                                               including the work performed by that                     recruitment strategy that is inclusive of             providing them with supportive services
                                               occupation and its major tasks; and the                  diverse populations as defined in the                 to address these barriers.
                                               specific knowledge, skills, and/or                       statement of need, and that defines a
                                                                                                        clear process for finding and referring               iv. Project Work Plan (15 points)
                                               abilities required by the occupation.
                                                 • The applicant fully describes the                    workers to the training programs. The                    An applicant must provide a
                                               employment needs of the targeted                         applicant must clearly identify the                   comprehensive project work plan.
                                               industries and occupations in the                        populations that will be targeted by the              Factors considered in evaluating the
                                               designated community, including: total                   project, and explain how the proposed                 project work plan will include: (1) The
                                               current and projected employment in                      strategy will enable the project to                   presentation of a coherent plan that
                                               the industry; total current and projected                effectively recruit those populations.                demonstrates the applicant’s complete
                                               employment in the targeted                                  • Training: DOL encourages                         understanding of all the activities,
                                               occupations; and the current hiring                      applicants to base their training                     responsibilities, and costs required to
                                               needs of specific employers and how job                  strategies on program models that have                implement each phase of the project and
                                               seekers served through the project will                  shown promising outcomes for serving                  achieve projected outcomes; (2) the
                                               be placed in those jobs.                                 the populations targeted through this                 demonstrated feasibility and
                                                                                                        SGA. The applicant must provide a                     reasonableness of the timeline for
                                               ii. Roles and Level of Commitment of                     detailed explanation of the proposed                  accomplishing all necessary
                                               Project Partners (15 points)                             training activities that describes how the            implementation activities, including the
                                                  Scoring on this section will be based                 project will comprehensively address                  ability to expeditiously begin training;
                                               on the extent to which the applicant                     the training needs of the targeted                    and (3) the extent to which the budget
                                               fully demonstrates the breadth and                       populations, including a discussion of                aligns with the proposed work plan and
                                               depth of their partners’ commitment to                   how the design of the training activities             is justified with respect to the adequacy
                                               the proposed project, by addressing the                  will account for the current skill and                and reasonableness of resources
                                               following factors:                                       education level, age, language barriers,              requested. Applicants must present this
                                                  • The applicant fully describes the                   or level of work experience of the                    work plan in a table that includes the
                                               specific roles of each of the project                    targeted populations. The applicant                   following categories:
                                               partners in the community, including                     must also describe how the project will                  • Project Phase: Lay out the timeline
                                               training, supportive services, expertise,                address barriers to employment by                     in five phases—Startup, Recruitment,
                                               and/or other activities that partners will               combining training services with                      Training, Placement, and Retention.
                                               contribute to the project.                               supportive services, such as child care                  • Activities: Identify the major
                                                  • The applicant demonstrates a strong                 or transportation, as appropriate for                 activities required to implement each
                                               partnership by providing a letter or                     each targeted population. The applicant               phase of the project. For each activity,
                                               letters of commitment signed by all                      must demonstrate that the project will                include the following information: (a)
                                               required partners (preferably one letter                 place participants on a career pathway;               Start Date; (b) End Date; (c) Project
                                               co-signed by all required partners) that                 that training will focus on the specific              partner(s) that will be primarily
                                               describes the roles, responsibilities, and               industries and occupations it has                     responsible for performing each activity;
                                               resources committed by each partner.                     proposed to target and focuses on skills              (d) Key tasks associated with each
                                               (See Section IV.B for instructions on                    and competencies demanded by the                      activity; (e) At key project milestones,
                                               submitting letters of commitment).                       selected industries and occupations;                  list the target dates and associated
                                                  • The applicant clearly and fully                     that the project will integrate basic skills          outcomes projected for recruitment,
                                               describes any funds and other resources                  training where appropriate; and that the              training, placement, and retention
                                               that will be leveraged to support grant                  training will lead to an appropriate                  activities; and (f) As accurately as
                                               activities and how these funds and other                 employer- or industry-recognized                      possible, list the sub-total budget dollar
                                               resources will be used to contribute to                  certificate or degree (which can include              amount associated with each activity.
                                               the proposed outcomes for the project,                   a license, as well as a Registered
                                               including any leveraged resources                        Apprenticeship certificate or degree)                 4. Outcomes and Deliverables (15
                                               related to the provision of supportive                   and to employment, and take place at                  points)
                                               services for program participants. This                  times and locations that are convenient                  An applicant must demonstrate a
                                               includes funds and other resources                       and easily accessible for the target                  results-oriented approach to managing
                                               leveraged from businesses, labor                         populations.                                          and operating its project by providing
                                               organizations, education and training                       • Placement: The applicant must                    projections for all applicable outcome
                                               providers, and/or Federal, state, and                    provide a clear strategy for placing                  categories relevant to measuring the
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                                               local government programs. Applicants                    individuals into employment. The                      success or impact of the project,
                                               will be scored based on the extent to                    applicant must describe the methods for               describing the products and deliverables
                                               which they fully demonstrate the                         engaging employers, identifying specific              that will be produced as a result of the
                                               resources provided, including the                        job needs, and referring participants to              grant activities, and fully demonstrating
                                               type(s) of leveraged resources provided,                 employers. Wherever possible, the                     the appropriateness and feasibility of
                                               the strength of commitment to provide                    applicant should identify specific                    achieving these results. The applicant
                                               these resources (such as in commitment                   employers that indicate plans to hire                 must include projected outcomes,


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                                               which will be used as goals for the                      project outcomes by addressing three                    • Be able to collect participant-level
                                               grant. The applicant must                                factors: (1) the extent to which the                  information on individuals who apply
                                               comprehensively address each of the                      expected project outcomes are realistic               to participate in the program;
                                               areas outlined below.                                    and consistent with the objectives of the               • Have project retention strategies to
                                                                                                        project and the needs of the community;               minimize client attrition and help
                                               i. Projected Performance Outcomes (7
                                                                                                        (2) the ability of the applicant to achieve           researchers track those who leave the
                                               points)
                                                                                                        the stated outcomes and report results                program before completion;
                                                  The applicant must provide                            within the timeframe of the grant; and                  • Work collaboratively with an
                                               projections and track outcomes for each                  (3) the appropriateness of the outcomes               outside evaluator selected by DOL;
                                               of the following outcome categories for                  with respect to the requested level of                  • Be willing to work with academics
                                               all participants served with grant funds:                funding.                                              who are independent researchers
                                                  • Total participants served;                             • Project activities must lead to an               qualified to conduct rigorous research;
                                                  • Total number of participants                        employer- or industry-recognized                      and
                                               beginning education/training activities;                 certificate or degree (which can include                • Provide additional information
                                                  • Total number of participants                        a license, as well as a Registered                    about why funding this proposal will
                                               completing education/training                            Apprenticeship certificate or degree),                enhance knowledge about effective
                                               activities;                                              and must identify the degree or                       programs in a way that has the potential
                                                  • Total number of participants that                   certificate that participants will earn as            to benefit individuals and communities
                                               complete education/training activities                   a result of the proposed training, and                not directly served by the program.
                                               that receive a degree/certificate;                       the employer-, industry-, or State-
                                                  • Total number of participants that                                                                         B. Review and Selection Process
                                                                                                        defined standards associated with the
                                               complete education/training activities                   degree or certificate. If the degree or                  Applications for grants under this
                                               that are placed into unsubsidized                        certificate targeted by the training                  solicitation will be accepted after the
                                               employment;                                              project is performance-based, applicants              publication of this announcement and
                                                  • Total number of participants that                                                                         until the closing date. A technical
                                                                                                        should either: (a) Demonstrate employer
                                               complete education/training activities                                                                         review panel will carefully evaluate
                                                                                                        engagement in the curriculum
                                               that are placed into training-related                                                                          applications against the selection
                                                                                                        development process, or (b) demonstrate
                                               unsubsidized employment; and                                                                                   criteria. These criteria are based on the
                                                                                                        that the degree or certificate will
                                                  • Total number of participants placed                                                                       policy goals, priorities, and emphases
                                                                                                        translate into concrete job opportunities
                                               in unsubsidized employment who retain                                                                          set forth in this SGA. Up to 100 points
                                                                                                        with an employer.
                                               an employed status in the first and                                                                            may be awarded to an application,
                                               second quarters following initial                           • If applicable, the applicant must
                                                                                                        provide a comprehensive list of                       depending on the quality of the
                                               placement.                                                                                                     responses to the required information
                                                  An applicant will need to be prepared                 expected deliverables consistent with
                                                                                                        the project work plan that includes a                 described in Section V.A. The ranked
                                               to collect participant-level data on                                                                           scores will serve as the primary basis for
                                               individuals who receive training and                     brief description of the deliverable (such
                                                                                                        as updated curriculum and outreach                    selection of applications for funding, in
                                               other services provided through the                                                                            conjunction with other factors such as
                                               grant. These data should be the basis for                materials), the anticipated completion
                                                                                                        date, and an estimated timeframe and                  urban, rural, and geographic balance;
                                               reporting against the outcomes listed                                                                          representation among health care and
                                               above, and may be required for                           method for electronic delivery to ETA.
                                                                                                        Electronic delivery may include email                 other high growth and emerging
                                               reporting on other employment-related                                                                          industries targeted through this SGA;
                                               outcomes in the future. ETA will                         for smaller documents, DVDs or other
                                                                                                        electronic media for transmission of                  representation among communities
                                               provide appropriate technical assistance                                                                       impacted by automotive industry
                                               to the grantees in collecting these data,                larger files.
                                                                                                                                                              restructuring; the availability of funds;
                                               including the development of a                           5. Suitability for Evaluation (5 points)              and which proposals are most
                                               participant tracking system for the                                                                            advantageous to the government. The
                                               grantees. In some cases, the data                           Under this Solicitation, DOL seeks to
                                                                                                        support programs that will provide                    panel results are advisory in nature and
                                               requested below may require                                                                                    not binding on the Grant Officer. The
                                               appropriate partnerships with state and                  training that improves participants’
                                                                                                        employment outcomes. The Department                   Grant Officer may consider any
                                               local workforce investment system                                                                              information that comes to his/her
                                               entities.                                                is committed to evaluating program
                                                                                                        results to assess whether programs meet               attention. The government may elect to
                                                  An applicant must be prepared to                                                                            award the grant(s) with or without
                                               collect and report participant-level data                this goal and which models are most
                                                                                                        effective, providing a basis for future               discussions with the applicant. Should
                                               from the following categories:                                                                                 a grant be awarded without discussions,
                                                  • Demographic and socioeconomic                       program improvements and funding
                                                                                                        decisions. DOL intends to select some                 the award will be based on the
                                               characteristics                                                                                                applicant’s signature on the SF 424,
                                                  • Employment history                                  portion of grantees to participate in a
                                                                                                        rigorous evaluation. This section asks                which constitutes a binding offer by the
                                                  • Services provided                                                                                         applicant including electronic signature
                                                  • Outcomes achieved                                   for evidence that applicants will be able
                                                                                                        to participate productively in an                     via E-Authentication on http://
                                                  An applicant must describe their
                                                                                                        evaluation. To receive points under this              www.grants.gov.
                                               capacity to collect both participant-level
                                               data and aggregate outcomes.                             section, applicants must describe their               VI. Award Administration Information
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                                                                                                        plans for meeting the following criteria.
                                               ii. Appropriateness and Feasibility,                     Specifically, the project must:                       A. Award Notices
                                               Degrees or Certificates Resulting From                      • Explain a recruitment plan that                    All award notifications will be posted
                                               Training, and Deliverables (8 points)                    could yield a large number of qualified               on the ETA Homepage (http://
                                                 • The applicant must fully                             applicants for the program, and                       www.doleta.gov). Applicants selected
                                               demonstrate the appropriateness and                      potentially more applicants than the                  for award will be contacted directly
                                               feasibility of its projections of the                    number of participant slots available;                before the grant’s execution and non-


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                                               selected applicants will be notified by                     x. 29 CFR part 35—Nondiscrimination                sponsor any programs(s) does not
                                               mail. Selection of an organization as a                  on the Basis of Age in Programs or                    provide a waiver of any grant
                                               grantee does not constitute approval of                  Activities Receiving Federal Financial                requirements and/or procedures. For
                                               the grant application as submitted.                      Assistance from the Department of                     example, the OMB Circulars require that
                                               Before the actual grant is awarded, ETA                  Labor.                                                an entity’s procurement procedures
                                               may enter into negotiations about such                      xi. 29 CFR part 36—                                must ensure that all procurement
                                               items as program components, staffing                    Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex                 transactions are conducted, as much as
                                               and funding levels, and administrative                   in Education Programs or Activities                   practical, to provide open and free
                                               systems in place to support grant                        Receiving Federal Financial Assistance.               competition. If a proposal identifies a
                                               implementation. If the negotiations do                      The following administrative                       specific entity to provide services, the
                                               not result in a mutually acceptable                      standards and provisions may be                       DOL’s award does not provide the
                                               submission, the Grant Officer reserves                   applicable:                                           justification or basis to sole source the
                                               the right to terminate the negotiation                      i. The American Recovery and                       procurement, i.e., avoid competition,
                                               and decline to fund the application.                     Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law                  unless the activity is regarded as the
                                                                                                        No. 111–5, 123 Stat. 115, Division A,                 primary work of an official partner to
                                               B. Administrative and National Policy                    Title VIII (February 17, 2009).                       the application.
                                               Requirements                                                ii. The Workforce Investment Act of
                                                                                                        1998, Public Law No. 105–220, 112 Stat.               2. Special Program Requirements
                                               1. Administrative Program
                                               Requirements                                             939 (codified as amended at 29 U.S.C.                 i. Evaluation
                                                                                                        2801 et seq.) and 20 CFR part 667
                                                 All grantees will be subject to all                    (General Fiscal and Administrative                      To measure the impact of grants
                                               applicable Federal laws, regulations,                    Rules).                                               funded under this SGA, ETA intends to
                                               and the applicable OMB Circulars. The                       iii. 29 CFR part 29 and 30—                        fund one or more independent
                                               grant(s) awarded under this SGA will be                  Apprenticeship and Equal Employment                   evaluations, which could include a
                                               subject to the following administrative                  Opportunity in Apprenticeship and                     random assignment evaluation. By
                                               standards and provisions:                                Training; and                                         accepting funding, grantees must agree
                                                 i. Non-Profit Organizations—OMB                           iv. 29 CFR part 37—Implementation                  to participate in such an evaluation,
                                               Circulars A–122 (Cost Principles) and                    of the Nondiscrimination and Equal                    should their site(s) be selected to
                                               29 CFR part 95 (Administrative                           Opportunity Provisions of the                         participate. Grantees must agree to make
                                               Requirements).                                           Workforce Investment Act of 1998. The                 records on participants, employers, and
                                                 ii. Educational Institutions—OMB                       Department notes that the Religious                   funding available and to provide access
                                               Circulars A–21 (Cost Principles) and 29                  Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), 42                    to program personnel and participants,
                                               CFR part 95 (Administrative                              U.S.C. sec. 2000bb, applies to all                    as specified by the evaluator(s) under
                                               Requirements).                                           Federal law and its implementation. If                the direction of ETA, including after the
                                                 iii. State and Local Governments—                      your organization is a faith-based                    expiration date of the grant.
                                               OMB Circulars A–87 (Cost Principles)                     organization that makes hiring decisions              ii. Definition of Certificates
                                               and 29 CFR part 97 (Administrative                       on the basis of religious belief, it may be
                                               Requirements).                                           entitled to receive Federal financial                    A certificate is awarded in recognition
                                                 iv. Profit Making Commercial Firms—                    assistance under Title I of the Workforce             of an individual’s attainment of
                                               Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)—                    Investment Act and maintain that hiring               measurable technical or occupational
                                               48 CFR part 31 (Cost Principles), and 29                 practice even though Section 188 of the               skills necessary to gain employment or
                                               CFR part 95 (Administrative                              Workforce Investment Act contains a                   advance within an occupation. These
                                               Requirements).                                           general ban on religious discrimination               technical or occupational skills are
                                                 v. All entities must comply with 29                    in employment. If you are awarded a                   based on standards developed or
                                               CFR parts 93 (New Restrictions on                        grant, you will be provided with                      endorsed by employers. Certificates
                                               Lobbying) and 98 (Governmentwide                         information on how to request such an                 awarded by workforce investment
                                               Debarment and Suspension), and, where                    exemption.                                            boards are not included in this
                                               applicable, 29 CFR parts 96 and 99                          vi. Under WIA Section 181(a)(4),                   definition. Work readiness certificates
                                               (Audit Requirements).                                    health and safety standards established               are also not included in this definition.
                                                 vi. 29 CFR part 2, subpart D—Equal                     under Federal and State law otherwise                 A certificate is awarded in recognition
                                               Treatment in Department of Labor                         applicable to working conditions of                   of an individual’s attainment of
                                               Programs for Religious Organizations,                    employees are equally applicable to                   technical or occupational skills by:
                                               Protection of Religious Liberty of                       working conditions of participants                       • A state educational agency or a state
                                               Department of Labor Social Service                       engaged in training and other activities.             agency responsible for administering
                                               Providers and Beneficiaries.                             Applicants that are awarded grants                    vocational and technical education
                                                 vii. 29 CFR part 31—                                   through this SGA are reminded that                    within a state;
                                               Nondiscrimination in Federally                           these health and safety standards apply                  • An institution of higher education
                                               Assisted Programs of the Department of                   to participants in these grants.                      described in Section 102 of the Higher
                                               Labor—Effectuation of Title VI of the                       In accordance with Section 18 of the               Education Act (20 USC 1002) that is
                                               Civil Rights Act of 1964.                                Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (Pub.                 qualified to participate in the student
                                                 viii. 29 CFR part 32—                                  L. 104–65) (2 U.S.C. 1611) non-profit                 financial assistance programs
                                               Nondiscrimination on the Basis of                        entities incorporated under Internal                  authorized by Title IV of that Act. This
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                                               Handicap in Programs and Activities                      Revenue Service Code section 501(c)(4)                includes community colleges,
                                               Receiving or Benefiting from Federal                     that engage in lobbying activities are not            proprietary schools, and all other
                                               Financial Assistance.                                    eligible to receive Federal funds and                 institutions of higher education that are
                                                 ix. 29 CFR part 33—Enforcement of                      grants.                                               eligible to participate in Federal student
                                               Nondiscrimination on the Basis of                           Except as specifically provided in this            financial aid programs;
                                               Handicap in Programs or Activities                       SGA, DOL’s acceptance of a proposal                      • A professional, industry, or
                                               Conducted by the Department of Labor.                    and an award of Federal funds to                      employer organization (e.g., National


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                                               Institute for Automotive Service                         gambling establishment, aquarium, zoo,                Grantees must agree to meet DOL
                                               Excellence certification, National                       golf course or swimming pool.                         reporting requirements.
                                               Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc.,                    • Compliance with the requirements
                                                                                                                                                              3. Record Retention
                                               Machining Level I credential) or a                       to obtain a D–U–N–S® Number and
                                               product manufacturer or developer (e.g.,                 register with the Central Contractor                     Applicants must be prepared to
                                               Microsoft Certified Database                             Registry (CCR). ETA will issue                        follow Federal guidelines on record
                                               Administrator, Certified Novell                          additional guidance related to this                   retention, which require grantees to
                                               Engineer, Sun Certified Java                             requirement shortly.                                  maintain all records pertaining to grant
                                               Programmer) using a valid and reliable                      • Submission of required reports in                activities for a period of not less than
                                               assessment of an individual’s                            accordance with Section 1512 of the                   three years from the time of final grant
                                               knowledge, skills, and abilities;                        Recovery Act. These reports will be due               close-out.
                                                 • A Registered Apprenticeship                          quarterly within 10 days of the end of                VII. Agency Contacts
                                               program;                                                 the reporting period and are in addition
                                                 • A public regulatory agency, upon                     to the ETA required reports addressed                   For further information regarding this
                                               an individual’s fulfillment of                           in Section VI.C of this SGA. ETA will                 SGA, please contact Ariam Ferro, Grants
                                               educational, work experience, or skill                   issue additional guidance related to                  Management Specialist, Division of
                                               requirements that are legally necessary                  these reports and their submission                    Federal Assistance, at (202) 693–3968
                                               for an individual to use an occupational                 requirements shortly.                                 (This is not a toll-free number).
                                               or professional title or to practice an                     Implementing OMB guidance may be                   Applicants should e-mail all technical
                                               occupation or profession (e.g., FAA                      found at http://www.recovery.gov.                     questions to Ferro.Ariam@dol.gov and
                                               aviation mechanic certification, state                                                                         must specifically reference SGA/DFA
                                                                                                        C. Reporting                                          PY 09–01, and along with question(s),
                                               certified asbestos inspector);
                                                 • A program that has been approved                       Quarterly financial reports, quarterly              include a contact name, fax and phone
                                               by the Department of Veterans Affairs to                 progress reports, and MIS data will be                number. This announcement is being
                                               offer education benefits to veterans and                 submitted by the grantee electronically.              made available on the ETA Web site at
                                               other eligible persons;                                  The grantee is required to provide the                http://www.doleta.gov/grants and at
                                                 • Job Corps centers that issue                         reports and documents listed below:                   http://www.grants.gov.
                                               certificates; or                                         1. Quarterly Financial Reports                        VIII. Additional Resources of Interest to
                                                 • Institutions of higher education                                                                           Applicants
                                               which are formally controlled, or have                      A Quarterly Financial Status Report
                                               been formally sanctioned, or chartered,                  (ETA 9130) is required until such time                A. Other Web-Based Resources
                                               by the governing body of an Indian tribe                 as all funds have been expended or the                  DOL maintains a number of web-
                                               or tribes.                                               grant period has expired. Quarterly                   based resources that may be of
                                                                                                        reports are due 45 days after the end of              assistance to applicants. For example,
                                               iii. Definitions of Populations and Other                each calendar year quarter. Grantees                  America’s Service Locator (http://
                                               Key Terms                                                must use DOL’s On-Line Electronic                     www.servicelocator.org) provides a
                                                  • Veterans: For the purposes of this                  Reporting System and information and                  directory of our nation’s One Stop
                                               solicitation, ETA follows the WIA                        instructions will be provided to                      Career Centers.
                                               definition of veteran under 29 U.S.C.                    grantees.
                                               § 2801(49)(A), which defines the term                                                                          B. Industry Competency Models
                                                                                                        2. Quarterly Performance Reports
                                               ‘‘veteran’’ as ‘‘an individual who served                                                                        ETA supports an Industry
                                               in the active military, naval, or air                       The grantee must submit a quarterly                Competency Model Initiative to promote
                                               service, and who was discharged or                       progress report within 45 days after the              an understanding of the skill sets and
                                               released from such service under                         end of each calendar year quarter. In                 competencies that are essential to an
                                               conditions other than dishonorable.’’                    order to submit these quarterly reports,              educated and skilled workforce. A
                                               Active military service includes full-                   the grantee will be expected to track                 competency model is a collection of
                                               time duty (other than full-time duty for                 participant-level data on the individuals             competencies that, taken together,
                                               training purposes) in Reserve                            who are involved in training and other                define successful performance in a
                                               components ordered to active duty, or                    services provided through the grant and               particular work setting. Competency
                                               in National Guard units called to                        report on participant status in a variety             models serve as a starting point for the
                                               Federal Service by the President.                        of fields and outcome categories, as well             design and implementation of workforce
                                                                                                        as provide narrative information on the               and talent development programs. To
                                               3. American Recovery and Reinvestment                    status of the grant. The last quarterly               learn about the industry-validated
                                               Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111–5) Provisions                   progress report that grantees submit will             models visit the Competency Model
                                                  Prospective applicants are advised                    serve as the grant’s Final Performance                Clearinghouse (CMC) at http://
                                               that, if they receive an award, they must                Report. This report should provide both               www.careeronestop.org/
                                               comply with all requirements of the                      quarterly and cumulative information                  CompetencyModel. The CMC site also
                                               American Recovery and Reinvestment                       on the grant’s activities. It must                    provides tools to build or customize
                                               Act of 2009 [Pub. L. 111–5]. Applicants                  summarize project activities,                         industry models, as well as tools to
                                               are advised to review the Act and                        employment outcomes and other                         build career ladders and career lattices.
                                               implementing OMB guidance in the                         deliverables, and related results of the
                                               development of their proposals.                          project, and should thoroughly                        C. Promising Training Approaches
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                                               Requirements include, but are not                        document the training or labor market                   ETA encourages applicants to
                                               limited to:                                              information approaches utilized by the                research promising training approaches
                                                  • Adherence to all grant clauses and                  grantee. DOL will provide grantees with               in order to inform their proposals. The
                                               conditions as they relate to Recovery                    formal guidance about the data and                    following list of Web sites provides a
                                               Act activity.                                            other information that is required to be              starting place for this research, but by
                                                  • Prohibition on expenditure of funds                 collected and reported on either a                    no means should be considered a
                                               for activities at any casino or other                    regular basis or special request basis.               complete list:


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                                                  • ETA’s home site (http://                              Signed at Washington, DC, this 17th day of                     ATTACHMENT I—COUNTIES IMPACTED
                                               www.doleta.gov) and the ETA Research                     July, 2009.
                                                                                                                                                                         BY AUTOMOTIVE-RELATED RESTRUC-
                                               Publication Database (http://                            Donna Kelly,
                                                                                                                                                                         TURING—Continued
                                               wdr.doleta.gov/research/keyword.cfm)                     Grant Officer, Employment and Training
                                                                                                        Administration.
                                                  • ETA’s knowledge sharing site                                                                                         FIPS                  County name                       State
                                               (http://www.workforce3one.org),                               ATTACHMENT I—COUNTIES IMPACTED                             18067    ..   Howard .............................       IN.
                                               including the ‘‘workforce solutions’’                                                                                    18071    ..   Jackson ............................       IN.
                                                                                                             BY AUTOMOTIVE-RELATED RESTRUC-
                                               section that contains over 6,000                                                                                         18075    ..   Jay ....................................   IN.
                                                                                                             TURING
                                               additional resources applicants may                                                                                      18077    ..   Jefferson ..........................       IN.
                                               find valuable in developing workforce                                                                                    18081    ..   Johnson ............................       IN.
                                                                                                         FIPS                 County name                       State   18087    ..   LaGrange .........................         IN.
                                               strategies and solutions
                                                                                                                                                                        18093    ..   Lawrence ..........................        IN.
                                                  • The National Governors Association                  1013 ....    Butler ................................    AL.     18097    ..   Marion ..............................      IN.
                                               Center for Best Practices (http://                       1021 ....    Chilton ..............................     AL.     18103    ..   Miami ................................     IN.
                                                                                                        1083 ....    Limestone .........................        AL.     18107    ..   Montgomery .....................           IN.
                                               www.nga.org)                                             1085 ....    Lowndes ...........................        AL.     18113    ..   Noble ................................     IN.
                                                  • The National Association of State                   1089 ....    Madison ............................       AL.     18123    ..   Perry .................................    IN.
                                               Workforce Agencies (http://                              1095 ....    Marshall ............................      AL.     18133    ..   Putnam .............................       IN.
                                               www.workforceatm.org)                                    1101 ....    Montgomery .....................           AL.     18135    ..   Randolph ..........................        IN.
                                                                                                        1121 ....    Talladega .........................        AL.     18143    ..   Scott .................................    IN.
                                                  • The National Association of                         1125 ....    Tuscaloosa .......................         AL.     18147    ..   Spencer ............................       IN.
                                               Workforce Boards (http://                                5023 ....    Cleburne ...........................       AR.     18141    ..   St. Joseph ........................        IN.
                                               www.nawb.org)                                            5041 ....    Desha ...............................      AR.     18149    ..   Starke ...............................     IN.
                                                                                                        5055 ....    Greene .............................       AR.     18151    ..   Steuben ............................       IN.
                                               IX. Other Information                                    5083 ....    Logan ...............................      AR.     18153    ..   Sullivan .............................     IN.
                                                                                                        6001 ....    Alameda ...........................        CA.     18157    ..   Tippecanoe ......................          IN.
                                               OMB Information Collection No. 1225–                     6037 ....    Los Angeles .....................          CA.     18159    ..   Tipton ...............................     IN.
                                               0086                                                     10003 ..     New Castle .......................         DE.     18175    ..   Washington ......................          IN.
                                                                                                        13089 ..     DeKalb .............................       GA.     18179    ..   Wells ................................     IN.
                                               Expires September 30, 2009                               13121 ..     Fulton ...............................     GA.     18183    ..   Whitley .............................      IN.
                                                                                                        13139 ..     Hall ...................................   GA.     20001    ..   Allen .................................    KS.
                                                 According to the Paperwork
                                                                                                        13143 ..     Haralson ...........................       GA.     20209    ..   Wyandotte ........................         KS.
                                               Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are                    13167 ..     Johnson ............................       GA.
                                               required to respond to a collection of                                                                                   21003    ..   Allen .................................    KY.
                                                                                                        13285 ..     Troup ................................     GA.     21009    ..   Barren ..............................      KY.
                                               information unless such collection                       19029 ..     Cass .................................     IA.     21017    ..   Bourbon ............................       KY.
                                               displays a valid OMB control number.                     19037 ..     Chickasaw ........................         IA.     21023    ..   Bracken ............................       KY.
                                               Public reporting burden for this                         19071 ..     Fremont ............................       IA.     21031    ..   Butler ................................    KY.
                                               collection of information is estimated to                19089 ..     Howard .............................       IA.     21033    ..   Caldwell ............................      KY.
                                                                                                        19095 ..     Iowa ..................................    IA.     21041    ..   Carroll ...............................    KY.
                                               average 20 hours per response,                           19115 ..     Louisa ...............................     IA.
                                               including time for reviewing                                                                                             21043    ..   Carter ...............................     KY.
                                                                                                        19149 ..     Plymouth ..........................        IA.     21055    ..   Crittenden .........................       KY.
                                               instructions, searching existing data                    19157 ..     Poweshiek ........................         IA.     21057    ..   Cumberland ......................          KY.
                                               sources, gathering and maintaining the                   19175 ..     Union ................................     IA.     21069    ..   Fleming ............................       KY.
                                               data needed, and completing and                          19197 ..     Wright ...............................     IA.     21073    ..   Franklin ............................      KY.
                                               reviewing the collection of information.                 17007 ..     Boone ...............................      IL.     21075    ..   Fulton ...............................     KY.
                                               Send comments regarding the burden                       17025 ..     Clay ..................................    IL.     21077    ..   Gallatin .............................     KY.
                                                                                                        17031 ..     Cook .................................     IL.     21081    ..   Grant ................................     KY.
                                               estimated or any other aspect of this                    17047 ..     Edwards ...........................        IL.
                                               collection of information, including                                                                                     21093    ..   Hardin ...............................     KY.
                                                                                                        17067 ..     Hancock ...........................        IL.     21099    ..   Hart ..................................    KY.
                                               suggestions for reducing this burden, to                 17121 ..     Marion ..............................      IL.     21101    ..   Henderson ........................         KY.
                                               the OMB Desk Officer for ETA,                            17113 ..     McLean ............................        IL.     21103    ..   Henry ................................     KY.
                                               Department of Labor, in the Office of                    17155 ..     Putnam .............................       IL.     21107    ..   Hopkins ............................       KY.
                                               Management and Budget, Room 10235,                       17187 ..     Warren .............................       IL.     21111    ..   Jefferson ..........................       KY.
                                               Washington, DC 20503. PLEASE DO                          17189 ..     Washington ......................          IL.     21113    ..   Jessamine ........................         KY.
                                               NOT RETURN THE COMPLETED                                 17191 ..     Wayne ..............................       IL.     21121    ..   Knox .................................     KY.
                                                                                                        18001 ..     Adams ..............................       IN.     21123    ..   Larue ................................     KY.
                                               APPLICATION TO THE OMB. SEND IT                          18003 ..     Allen .................................    IN.     21137    ..   Lincoln ..............................     KY.
                                               TO THE SPONSORING AGENCY AS                              18005 ..     Bartholomew ....................           IN.     21151    ..   Madison ............................       KY.
                                               SPECIFIED IN THIS SOLICITATION.                          18009 ..     Blackford ..........................       IN.     21155    ..   Marion ..............................      KY.
                                                 This information is being collected for                18015 ..     Carroll ...............................    IN.     21167    ..   Mercer ..............................      KY.
                                               the purpose of awarding a grant. The                     18017 ..     Cass .................................     IN.     21169    ..   Metcalfe ............................      KY.
                                                                                                        18025 ..     Crawford ...........................       IN.     21173    ..   Montgomery .....................           KY.
                                               information collected through this SGA                   18033 ..     De Kalb ............................       IN.     21179    ..   Nelson ..............................      KY.
                                               will be used by DOL to ensure that                       18031 ..     Decatur .............................      IN.     21183    ..   Ohio ..................................    KY.
                                               grants are awarded to the applicant best                 18035 ..     Delaware ..........................        IN.     21191    ..   Pendleton .........................        KY.
                                               suited to perform the functions of the                   18037 ..     Dubois ..............................      IN.     21199    ..   Pulaski ..............................     KY.
                                               grant. Submission of this information is                 18039 ..     Elkhart ..............................     IN.     21207    ..   Russell .............................      KY.
                                                                                                        18041 ..     Fayette .............................      IN.     21209    ..   Scott .................................    KY.
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                                               required in order for the applicant to be
                                               considered for award of this grant.                      18045 ..     Fountain ...........................       IN.     21211    ..   Shelby ..............................      KY.
                                                                                                        18047 ..     Franklin ............................      IN.     21213    ..   Simpson ...........................        KY.
                                               Unless otherwise specifically noted in                   18051 ..     Gibson ..............................      IN.     21221    ..   Trigg .................................    KY.
                                               this announcement, information                           18053 ..     Grant ................................     IN.     21227    ..   Warren .............................       KY.
                                               submitted in the respondent’s                            18059 ..     Hancock ...........................        IN.     21229    ..   Washington ......................          KY.
                                               application is not considered to be                      18061 ..     Harrison ............................      IN.     22017    ..   Caddo ...............................      LA.
                                               confidential.                                            18065 ..     Henry ................................     IN.     24510    ..   Baltimore (city) .................         MD.



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                                                 ATTACHMENT I—COUNTIES IMPACTED                                      ATTACHMENT I—COUNTIES IMPACTED                                ATTACHMENT I—COUNTIES IMPACTED
                                                 BY AUTOMOTIVE-RELATED RESTRUC-                                      BY AUTOMOTIVE-RELATED RESTRUC-                                BY AUTOMOTIVE-RELATED RESTRUC-
                                                 TURING—Continued                                                    TURING—Continued                                              TURING—Continued

                                                 FIPS                 County name                       State    FIPS                  County name                       State    FIPS                  County name                       State

                                               24043    ..   Washington ......................          MD.     36063    ..   Niagara .............................      NY.     47065    ..   Hamilton ...........................      TN.
                                               26009    ..   Antrim ...............................     MI.     36067    ..   Onondaga ........................          NY.     47069    ..   Hardeman ........................         TN.
                                               26017    ..   Bay ...................................    MI.     36089    ..   St. Lawrence ....................          NY.     47073    ..   Hawkins ............................      TN.
                                               26025    ..   Calhoun ............................       MI.     39001    ..   Adams ..............................       OH.     47077    ..   Henderson ........................        TN.
                                               26045    ..   Eaton ................................     MI.     39003    ..   Allen .................................    OH.     47079    ..   Henry ................................    TN.
                                               26049    ..   Genesee ...........................        MI.     39011    ..   Auglaize ...........................       OH.     47087    ..   Jackson ............................      TN.
                                               26059    ..   Hillsdale ............................     MI.     39019    ..   Carroll ...............................    OH.     47097    ..   Lauderdale .......................        TN.
                                               26063    ..   Huron ...............................      MI.     39021    ..   Champaign .......................          OH.     47099    ..   Lawrence ..........................       TN.
                                               26065    ..   Ingham .............................       MI.     39025    ..   Clermont ...........................       OH.     47105    ..   Loudon .............................      TN.
                                               26067    ..   Ionia .................................    MI.     39027    ..   Clinton ..............................     OH.     47113    ..   Madison ............................      TN.
                                               26069    ..   Iosco .................................    MI.     39033    ..   Crawford ...........................       OH.     47117    ..   Marshall ............................     TN.
                                               26075    ..   Jackson ............................       MI.     39035    ..   Cuyahoga .........................         OH.     47119    ..   Maury ...............................     TN.
                                               26079    ..   Kalkaska ...........................       MI.     39039    ..   Defiance ...........................       OH.     47107    ..   McMinn .............................      TN.
                                               26081    ..   Kent ..................................    MI.     39043    ..   Erie ...................................   OH.     47109    ..   McNairy ............................      TN.
                                               26087    ..   Lapeer ..............................      MI.     39051    ..   Fulton ...............................     OH.     47121    ..   Meigs ................................    TN.
                                               26091    ..   Lenawee ...........................        MI.     39061    ..   Hamilton ...........................       OH.     47123    ..   Monroe .............................      TN.
                                               26093    ..   Livingston .........................       MI.     39063    ..   Hancock ...........................        OH.     47131    ..   Obion ................................    TN.
                                               26099    ..   Macomb ...........................         MI.     39065    ..   Hardin ...............................     OH.     47133    ..   Overton ............................      TN.
                                               26107    ..   Mecosta ............................       MI.     39069    ..   Henry ................................     OH.     47135    ..   Perry .................................   TN.
                                               26111    ..   Midland .............................      MI.     39071    ..   Highland ...........................       OH.     47141    ..   Putnam .............................      TN.
                                               26113    ..   Missaukee ........................         MI.     39077    ..   Huron ...............................      OH.     47143    ..   Rhea .................................    TN.
                                               26115    ..   Monroe .............................       MI.     39079    ..   Jackson ............................       OH.     47147    ..   Robertson .........................       TN.
                                               26125    ..   Oakland ............................       MI.     39083    ..   Knox .................................     OH.     47149    ..   Rutherford ........................       TN.
                                               26127    ..   Oceana .............................       MI.     39091    ..   Logan ...............................      OH.     47151    ..   Scott .................................   TN.
                                               26133    ..   Osceola ............................       MI.     39093    ..   Lorain ...............................     OH.     47159    ..   Smith ................................    TN.
                                               26135    ..   Oscoda .............................       MI.     39095    ..   Lucas ................................     OH.     47177    ..   Warren .............................      TN.
                                               26139    ..   Ottawa ..............................      MI.     39097    ..   Madison ............................       OH.     47185    ..   White ................................    TN.
                                               26143    ..   Roscommon .....................            MI.     39113    ..   Montgomery .....................           OH.     48029    ..   Bexar ................................    TX.
                                               26145    ..   Saginaw ...........................        MI.     39117    ..   Morrow .............................       OH.     48439    ..   Tarrant ..............................    TX.
                                               26147    ..   St. Clair ............................     MI.     39121    ..   Noble ................................     OH.     49003    ..   Box Elder .........................       UT.
                                               26149    ..   St. Joseph ........................        MI.     39125    ..   Paulding ...........................       OH.     51023    ..   Botetourt ...........................     VA.
                                               26157    ..   Tuscola .............................      MI.     39131    ..   Pike ..................................    OH.     51710    ..   Norfolk (city) .....................      VA.
                                               26159    ..   Van Buren ........................         MI.     39135    ..   Preble ...............................     OH.     51155    ..   Pulaski ..............................    VA.
                                               26161    ..   Washtenaw ......................           MI.     39137    ..   Putnam .............................       OH.     51173    ..   Smyth ...............................     VA.
                                               26163    ..   Wayne ..............................       MI.     39139    ..   Richland ...........................       OH.     51177    ..   Spotsylvania .....................        VA.
                                               26165    ..   Wexford ............................       MI.     39141    ..   Ross .................................     OH.     55059    ..   Kenosha ...........................       WI.
                                               27029    ..   Clearwater ........................        MN.     39143    ..   Sandusky .........................         OH.     55075    ..   Marinette ..........................      WI.
                                               27123    ..   Ramsey ............................        MN.     39147    ..   Seneca .............................       OH.     55105    ..   Rock .................................    WI.
                                               29047    ..   Clay ..................................    MO.     39149    ..   Shelby ..............................      OH.     54079    ..   Putnam .............................      WV.
                                               29061    ..   Daviess ............................       MO.     39153    ..   Summit .............................       OH.
                                               29079    ..   Grundy .............................       MO.     39155    ..   Trumbull ...........................       OH.     [FR Doc. E9–17416 Filed 7–21–09; 8:45 am]
                                               29105    ..   Laclede .............................      MO.     39159    ..   Union ................................     OH.     BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P
                                               29113    ..   Lincoln ..............................     MO.     39161    ..   Van Wert ..........................        OH.
                                               29147    ..   Nodaway ..........................         MO.     39169    ..   Wayne ..............................       OH.
                                               29175    ..   Randolph ..........................        MO.     39171    ..   Williams ............................      OH.     DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
                                               29183    ..   St. Charles .......................        MO.     39173    ..   Wood ................................      OH.
                                               29189    ..   St. Louis ...........................      MO.     39175    ..   Wyandot ...........................        OH.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Employment and Training
                                               29229    ..   Wright ...............................     MO.     40095    ..   Marshall ............................      OK.
                                               28009    ..   Benton ..............................      MS.     40109    ..   Oklahoma .........................         OK.     Administration
                                               28011    ..   Bolivar ..............................     MS.     42003    ..   Allegheny .........................        PA.
                                               28051    ..   Holmes .............................       MS.     42117    ..   Tioga ................................     PA.     Notice of Renewal of the Native
                                               28089    ..   Madison ............................       MS.     45007    ..   Anderson ..........................        SC.     American Employment and Training
                                               28119    ..   Quitman ............................       MS.     45019    ..   Charleston ........................        SC.     Council (NAETC) Charter
                                               28129    ..   Smith ................................     MS.     45021    ..   Cherokee ..........................        SC.
                                                                                                                                                                                 AGENCY: Employment and Training
                                               28145    ..   Union ................................     MS.     45035    ..   Dorchester ........................        SC.
                                               28161    ..   Yalobusha ........................         MS.     45067    ..   Marion ..............................      SC.     Administration, Labor.
                                               37063    ..   Durham ............................        NC.     45083    ..   Spartanburg .....................          SC.     ACTION: Notice of Renewal of the Native
                                               37071    ..   Gaston ..............................      NC.     47001    ..   Anderson ..........................        TN.     American Employment and Training
                                               37089    ..   Henderson ........................         NC.     47003    ..   Bedford .............................      TN.     Council (NAETC) Charter.
                                               37145    ..   Person ..............................      NC.     47007    ..   Bledsoe ............................       TN.
                                               37165    ..   Scotland ...........................       NC.     47009    ..   Blount ...............................     TN.     SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the
                                               38051    ..   McIntosh ...........................       ND.     47015    ..   Cannon .............................       TN.     renewal of the Workforce Investment
                                               31019    ..   Buffalo ..............................     NE.     47031    ..   Coffee ...............................     TN.
jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES




                                                                                                                                                                                 Act (WIA), Section 166 Indian and
                                               31047    ..   Dawson ............................        NE.     47041    ..   DeKalb .............................       TN.     Native American program Charter that is
                                               31051    ..   Dixon ................................     NE.     47045    ..   Dyer ..................................    TN.
                                               31141    ..   Platte ................................    NE.     47051    ..   Franklin ............................      TN.
                                                                                                                                                                                 necessary and in the public interest.
                                               31159    ..   Seward .............................       NE.     47053    ..   Gibson ..............................      TN.     Accordingly, the U.S. Department of
                                               34023    ..   Middlesex .........................        NJ.     47055    ..   Giles .................................    TN.     Labor (DOL), the Employment and
                                               34039    ..   Union ................................     NJ.     47061    ..   Grundy .............................       TN.     Training Administration has renewed
                                               36029    ..   Erie ...................................   NY.     47063    ..   Hamblen ...........................        TN.     the NAETC Charter for two years and


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