Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grants
The TAACCCT program seeks to increase the number of workers who attain certificates, degrees, and other industry-recognized credentials. The overarching goals of the program are to: (1) increase attainment of degrees, certifications, certificates, diplomas, and other industry-recognized credentials that match the skills needed by employers to better prepare workers 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, and other adults for high-wage, high-skill employment or re-employment in growth industry sectors; (2) introduce or replicate innovative and effective methods for designing and delivering instruction that address specific industry needs and lead to improved learning, completion, and other outcomes for TAA-eligible workers and other adults; and (3) demonstrate improved employment outcomes.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Public Law 111-152
Trade Act of 1974 as amended by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Unless otherwise stipulated, recipients are subject to Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; Final Rule on December 26, 2013 and found at 2 CFR Part 200 along with the OMB approved exceptions for DOL at 2 CFR Part 2900 published on December 19, 2014 in the Federal Register., Public Law 111-5, 19 U.S.C. 2372a(b)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
See Uses Section Above
See Information Above
Grantees must demonstrate an educational capacity need in their community and the impact that the new capacity will have on training workers in that community.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Section 278 of the Trade Act of 1974 as amended by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 requires community outreach to employers and other entities such as the workforce system, including Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) programs, to identify shortcomings in existing educational and career training opportunities available to workers in the community and any future employment opportunities within the community.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Grants for projects are awarded on a competitive basis, announced in Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGAs) in the Federal Register and also on ETA's Internet Web site at http://www.doleta.gov. To compete for a grant, organizations develop a proposal and budget that demonstrate how the organization will provide services to a targeted population. The SGA provides all of the necessary information for applying for federal assistance.
Applications were accepted during the four years of funding and are no longer being accepted, although grants already awarded continue through September 2018. Procedures for each project were specified in the applicable request for proposals. Generally, the procedure was as follows: A technical review panel composed of federal staff and peer reviewers evaluates eligible submitted applications. The panel prepares a report for the ETA Grant Officer identifying the strengths and weaknesses of each application and the cumulative rating. Selections are made based on the best rated proposals, as well as other factors as cited in the SGA. Once selections are made by the Grant Officer, an Award Notification is sent through the appropriate congressional channels for notification. After awardees are notified, the list of awardees is posted on the ETA website at www.doleta.gov. If an application is rejected, a letter is sent to the applicant as notification that they were not selected as a recipient of the grant.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days. ETA announces grant recipients once the paneling process is complete (see above).
Procedures for each project are specified in the applicable Solicitation for Grant Application.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria for each proposal are specified in the applicable Solicitation for Grant Application.
How may assistance be used?
The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act includes $2 billion over four years for the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program. The grants awarded under this Solicitation will help eligible institutions 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 TAA for Workers program, and other adults. The Department of Labor is implementing this program in partnership with the Department of Education. Specific rules and requirements are published in the Solicitation for Grant Application. Grant opportunities are published in the Federal Register. 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 2 years. Please refer to the Solicitation for Grant Application for specific eligibility.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Annual performance reports are required within 45 days following the end of each project year. Final progress reports are required no later than 90 days after all grant funds have been expended, or the period of grant funds availability has expired. Regional Federal Project Officers conduct monitoring using risk assessments, desk monitoring, and on-site reviews.
Recipients are required to maintain books, records, documents, and other evidence of accounting procedures and practices sufficient to reflect properly all direct and indirect costs claimed to have been incurred for the performance of the grant. Records are to be retained for three years from the date of final payment unless the grant officer authorizes earlier disposal.
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
Most projects last four years. Payments to grantees are usually made by Letter of Credit draw-down procedures. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Letter.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Contact the nearest Employment and Training Administration regional office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
200 Constitution Ave., NW, Room C-4518
Washington, DC 20210 US
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 16$0.00; FY 18 est $0.00; FY 17 est $0.00; - Grants ranged from about $2.4 million to $25 million per award. Please see Solicitation for Grant Application for details. No funding after FY 2014, although grants already awarded continue through September 2018.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
There are currently no new awards being made for this program.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
There are currently no new awards being made for this program.
Examples of Funded Projects