Occupational Licensing Review and Portability

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Occupational Licensing Review and Portability: Notice of Intent requesting Letters of Interest for a sole source award to help enhance the portability of occupational licensing. The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) intends to award up to a total of $7,500,000 to one or a few national or regional organizations that will establish consortia of states to design and implement strategies that enhance the portability of occupational licenses and to otherwise reduce overly burdensome restrictions. These funds are authorized in paragraph (6) under the heading “State Unemployment Insurance and Employment Services Operations” in Title I of Division H of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, as further explained in the Explanatory Statement of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, 161 Cong. Rec. H. 10281 (Dec. 17, 2015).
Federal Grant Title: Occupational Licensing Review and Portability
Federal Agency Name: Employment and Training Administration
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NOI-ETA-16-14
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 324089
CFDA Descriptions: Employment Service/Wagner-Peyser Funded Activities
Current Application Deadline: Jul 18, 2016 Notice of Intent requesting Letters
Original Application Deadline: Jul 18, 2016 This is a Notice of Intent (NOI) and
Posted Date: Jun 17, 2016
Creation Date: Jun 17, 2016
Archive Date: Aug 17, 2016
Total Program Funding: $7,500,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $7,500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 3
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Category Explanation
Notice of Intent requesting Letters of Interest for a sole source award to help enhance the portability of occupational licensing.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible entities must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit, including but not limited to national or regional organizations across multiple states and/or tribal areas, such as an association of governors’ offices, an association of state legislatures, an association of state licensing boards or agencies, and/or a workforce intermediary or technical assistance organization. Interested entities must document relevant experience with:• Conducting research on and reviewing licensing requirements and policies across multiple states or geographic areas.• Coordinating among a group of leaders across states (or other relevant entities) to come to common agreement on a set of goals and implementation plan and work together to make progress.• Developing best practices and recommendations for state level reforms.More than one eligible national or regional organization may partner together in this effort. In the case of these partnerships, one partnering organization must assume the role of lead partner. Cooperative agreements will be awarded to the lead partner, which will serve as the grantee and have overall fiscal and administrative responsibility for the project. Sub-grants are not permissible, but contracts and other mechanisms may be permitted.
Grant Announcement Contact
Serena Boyd Grant Officer

Employment and Training Administration 202-693-3346
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