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
Office of Disability Employment Policy, Department of Labor
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, Public Law 114-113, 29 U.S.C. 557b
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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 is detailed in each solicitation for cooperative agreements or grant applications.
Grantees must demonstrate an adequate organizational capacity, both fiscally and programmatically, including a project management structure. Applicants should review the Solicitations for Grant Applications for specific requirements 2 CFR 200, Subpart E- Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. OMB Circulars No A-87, A-122 and A-133 apply to this program. Grants for projects are awarded on competitive basis, announced on the Office of Disability Employment Policy's website (www.dol.gov/odep).
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.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Timeframes are detailed in each solicitation for cooperative agreement or grant applications.
Appeal information and contact procedures for each solicitation are contained and detailed within the solicitation for cooperative agreement or grant application .
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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Quarterly programmatic and financial reporting as well as close-out reporting and documentation must be maintained under the standard Federal record retention requirements. Depending on funding level, an A133 Audit may be required.
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 formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Length of time and phasing of assistance are detailed in each solicitation for cooperative agreements or grant applications. 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
Office of Disability Employment Policy,
200 Constitution Ave., NW, Room S-1303
Washington, DC 20210 US
(202) 693-7880 / (202) 693-7881Fax:
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 18$20,000,000.00; FY 19 est $5,000,000.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17 Estimate Not Available FY 16 Estimate Not Available -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Recent awards for cooperative agreements and grants have ranged from approximately $1,000,000 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 2016
No Current Data AvailableFiscal Year 2018
Stay at Work/Return to Work RETAIN Demonstration Projects