Disability Employment Policy Development

 

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) provides national leadership on disability employment policy to the Department of Labor and other Federal agencies. ODEP develops and fosters the adoption and implementation of comprehensive and integrated disability employment policies and strategies throughout the workforce development system, in public and private workplaces, and in employment-related supports programs and services. Implementation of these effective policies and strategies increase employment opportunities, the recruitment of, and reduce barriers to the hiring, retention and promotion of people with disabilities. ODEP's response to the low labor force participation of people with disabilities is comprehensive and aggressive, and includes securing the active involvement of and cooperation among a number of stakeholders, including Federal, State and local government agencies, private and public employers, educational and training institutions, and the disability community.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
17.720
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Labor
Office: Office of Disability Employment Policy
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available.
Authorization
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2001, Public Law 106-554, 29 U.S.C 557b.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Nonprofit and for-profit organizations, State and local government agencies, academic institutions, and other entities are typically eligible. Eligibility requirements are detailed in each solicitation for cooperative agreements or grant applications .
Beneficiary Eligibility
Beneficiary eligibility is detailed in each solicitation for cooperative agreements or grant applications.
Credentials/Documentation
Grantees must demonstrate an adequate organizational capacity, both fiscally and programmatically, including a project management structure. Costs are determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87. Costs for educational institutions are determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-21. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Solicitations are announced on the www.grants.gov website and on the Office of Disability Employment Policy’s website (www.dol.gov/odep).
Award Procedure
Awards are made based on a panel review to ensure adherence to solicitation requirements and Federal principles. Awards are made on approval of the Assistant Secretary of the Office of Disability Employment Policy and the subject to availability of funds and performance achievement.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Timeframes are detailed in each solicitation for cooperative agreement or grant applications.
Appeals
Appeal information and contact procedures for each solicitation are contained and detailed within the solicitation for cooperative agreement or grant application .
Renewals
Renewal and additional year funding are detailed in each solicitation for cooperative agreement or grant applications. All awards are based on single-year budget authority. Renewal and additional year funding, when provided, is subject to availability of funds and grantee performance.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria for selecting proposals are detailed in each solicitation for cooperative agreement or grant application. Criteria always include the availability of ODEP funds, alignment with ODEP's mission to develop national policy to reduce barriers to employment for people with disabilities, performance achievement, and provision of data to support performance reporting.
How may assistance be used?
Uses and use restrictions are detailed in each solicitation for cooperative agreement or grant applications. All ODEP funds are discretionary.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
All cooperative agreements and grants require quarterly programmatic reports and financial reports (SF 425 and SF 272) as well as a final report. Additional reporting requirements are detailed in each solicitation for cooperative agreement or grant applications. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Quarterly programmatic and financial reporting as well as close-out reporting and documentation must be maintained under the standard Federal record retention requirements.
Records
All cooperative agreements and grants are subject to financial compliance site reviews and independent evaluations. Quarterly programatic and financial reporting as well as close-out reporting and documentation must be maintained under the standard Federal record retention requirements.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Length of time and phasing of assistance are detailed in each solicitation for cooperative agreements or grant applications. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Length of time and phasing of assistance are detailed in each solicitation for cooperative agreement or grant applications.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Office of Disability Employment Policy, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Room S-1303, Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Email: infoodep@dol.gov Phone: (202) 693-7880 / (202) 693-7881 Fax: (202) 693-7888.
Website Address
http://www.dol.gov/odep
Financial Information
Account Identification
16-0166-0-1-505.
Obligations
(Salaries) FY 14 Not Available; FY 15 Estimate Not Available; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Recent awards for cooperative agreements and grants have ranged from approximately $100,000 to $2,500,000 per year, depending on the project needs as detailed in the solicitation for cooperative agreement or grant applications and availability of funds. Awards have been to non-profit and for-profit organizations, State and local government agencies, academic institutions, and other entities.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Information about the Office of Disability Employment Policy is located at www.dol.gov/odep. Information and resources on disability employment and other disability-related topics can be found at www.Disability.gov, for which ODEP is the managing partner of more than 20 Federal agencies.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available.

 



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