Job Corps Experimental Projects and Technical Assistance


The goal is to determine whether two-year, public community colleges; accredited, public two- and four-year historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs); and accredited tribally controlled colleges and universities (TCUs) can provide quality job training and placement to Job Corps eligible students that is less costly and has better employment outcomes than the traditional Job Corps model.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Public Law 113-PUBLIC LAW 113–128 (JULY 22, 2014)
Job Corps was originally created in 1964 during the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson, Job Corps was a part of Johnson's War on Poverty initiative that sought to expand economic and social opportunities for Americans. One of the oldest social programs in the federal government today, Job Corps is a product of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible grant applicants are accredited, two-year, public community colleges; accredited, public, two- and four-year historically black colleges and universities or HBCUs, and accredited, two- and four-year tribally controlled colleges and universities or TCUs with at least one certification training program that can be completed in 12 months or less. Applicants must offer a job training certificate program that does not exceed 12 months in duration.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The beneficiaries of the Job Corps Scholars Program are: o Young adults between the ages of 16 and 24, o Low income, o A U.S. citizen, a legal U.S. resident, or are a resident of a U.S. territory and/or are authorized to work in the United States, and o Has at least one of the characteristics that are barriers to education and employment: o higher than average deficiencies in basic skills as defined in WIOA section 3, o school dropout rates, o homelessness, o foster care rates, o parenthood, or o need for additional education, career and technical education or training, or workforce preparation skills to be able to obtain and retain employment that leads to self-sufficiency.
Each applicant state whether it is a public community college, historically black college or university, or a tribally controlled college or university.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Refer to FOA
Award Procedure
Refer to FOA
April 8, 2019 to June 15, 2019
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
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How are proposals selected?
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How may assistance be used?
The grant funds cannot be used to train staff, pay bonuses, pay salaries of staff other than the authorized career and employment counselors for Job Corps scholars, or purchase new training program equipment.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Grantees are to report of the required six WIOA measures, as well as specific measures established by Job Corps related to performance. Grantees must submit a quarterly progress report within 45 days after the end of each calendar year quarter. The report must include quarterly information on grant activities, performance goals, and milestones. The last quarterly progress report will serve as the grant’s Final Performance Report.
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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
Refer to the FOA. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Debra Carr
200 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20210 USA
Phone: 202-693-3000

Elizabeth Dehart
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210 US
Phone: 202-693-3000
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $17,000,000.00; FY 20 est $24,000,000.00; - No
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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