Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants Program

The summary for the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Employment and Training Administration, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants Program: The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL or the Department) announces the availability of approximately $474 million in grant funds to be awarded under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program. This solicitation announces a third round of funding under the TAACCCT grant program. The TAACCCT grant program provides eligible institutions of higher education, as defined in section 102 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1002), with funds to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career training programs that can be completed in two years or less, and are suited for workers who are eligible for training under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Workers Program ("TAA-eligible workers") of chapter 2 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974, 19 U.S.C. 2271-2323, as well as other adults. Eligible institutions may be located in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico or the U.S. territories; however, the competitiveness of institutions in the U.S. territories for this Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) may be impacted by their limited opportunity to serve TAA-eligible workers. The primary intent of the TAACCCT program is to meet the educational or career training needs of workers who have lost their jobs or are threatened with job loss as a result of foreign trade by funding the expansion and improvement of education and career training programs that are suited for these individuals; however, the Department expects that a wide range of individuals will benefit from the TAACCCT program once education and training programs are developed and implemented. The Department intends to fund four-year grants to eligible institutions to develop new undergraduate education and career training program strategies or to replicate existing designs, program development methods, and/or delivery strategies that have established evidence of successful implementation. As a result of this SGA, the Department will help ensure that our nation's higher education institutions are able to help TAA-eligible workers and other adults acquire the skills, degrees, and credentials needed for high-wage, high-skill employment while also meeting the needs of employers for skilled workers.
Federal Grant Title: Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants Program
Federal Agency Name: Employment and Training Administration
Grant Categories: Employment Labor and Training
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: SGA-DFA-PY-12-10
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 17.282
CFDA Descriptions: Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grants
Current Application Deadline: Jul 03, 2013
Original Application Deadline: Jul 03, 2013
Posted Date: Apr 19, 2013
Creation Date: Jun 26, 2013
Archive Date: Aug 02, 2013
Total Program Funding: $474,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $25,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $2,372,500
Expected Number of Awards: 70
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible institutions are institutions of higher education as defined in Section 102 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1002) which offer programs that can be completed in not more than two years. They include public, proprietary, or other nonprofit educational institutions. Generally, such institutions of higher education include two-year and four-year colleges and universities, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-serving Institutions, and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving Institutions. Educational institutions in the U.S. territories are eligible if they offer programs that can be completed in not more than two years and are accredited by an agency or association recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. However, applications from institutions not located in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico may not be eligible for the full 10 points in Section V.A.1 because workers outside of these jurisdictions cannot be certified as TAA-eligible. Eligible institutions previously funded under TAACCCT SGA/DFA PY 10-03 (Round 1) either as a single institution or through a consortium application may apply as a single institution or as a Lead or Member Institution in a consortium application under this SGA. Eligible institutions previously funded as a Lead Institution under either a single institution or consortium application through TAACCCT SGA/DFA PY 11-08 (Round 2) may not apply as a single institution or as a Lead Institution in a consortium application under this SGA, but may participate in a consortium application as a Member Institution. See Section III of the SGA for more detail.
Grant Announcement Contact
Melissa Abdullah Grants Management Specialist Phone 202-693-3346

Email Grant Specialist [Abdullah.Melissa@dol.gov]
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