Workforce Data Quality Initiative

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Workforce Data Quality Initiative: The Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announces the availability of approximately $12.1 million from funds made available through the Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 DOL appropriation for Training and Employment Services for grants to State Workforce Agencies (SWA) to develop the Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI). ETA expects to award approximately twelve grants of up to $1 million each for a 36 month period of performance. This performance period includes all necessary implementation and start-up activities. Eligible applicants for this solicitation are those SWAs within the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands that were not recipients of a round one WDQI grant (as a result of solicitation SGA/DFA PY 09-10). Grants awarded will provide SWAs the opportunity to develop and use State workforce longitudinal administrative data systems. These State longitudinal data systems will, at a minimum, include information on programs that provide training, employment services, and unemployment insurance. These systems must also be linked longitudinally at the individual level to allow for analysis which will lead to enhanced opportunity for program evaluation and lead to better information for customers and stakeholders of the workforce system. In addition, these systems must connect with the U.S. Department of Education's (ED) Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) databases. Where such longitudinal systems do not exist or are incipient, WDQI grant assistance may be used to design and develop workforce data systems that are longitudinal and which are designed to link with relevant education data or longitudinal education data systems. WDQI grant assistance may also be used to improve upon and more effectively use existing State longitudinal systems.
Federal Grant Title: Workforce Data Quality Initiative
Federal Agency Name: Employment and Training Administration
Grant Categories: Employment Labor and Training
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: SGA-DFA-PY-11-01
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 17.261
CFDA Descriptions: WIA Pilots, Demonstrations, and Research Projects
Current Application Deadline: Apr 19, 2012
Original Application Deadline: Apr 19, 2012
Posted Date: Feb 21, 2012
Creation Date: Feb 22, 2012
Archive Date: May 19, 2012
Total Program Funding: $12,100,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 12
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 applicants for this solicitation are those SWAs within the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands that were not recipients of a round one WDQI grant (as a result of solicitation SGA/DFA PY 09-10). States ineligible for this round of funding consists of the following: Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.
Grant Announcement Contact
Gerald Tate Grants Management Specialist Phone 202-693-3703

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