WIA/WIOA Dislocated Worker National Reserve Technical Assistance and Training


To support the coordination, development, and provision of appropriate training, technical assistance, staff development, and other activities, including assistance in replicating programs of demonstrated effectiveness to States, local areas, and other entities involved in providing assistance to dislocated workers, as well as promoting the continuous improvement of assistance provided to dislocated workers under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Labor
Office: Employment Training Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was passed on July 22, 2014. It supersedes titles I and II of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and amends the Wagner-Peyser Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The law went into effect on July 1, 2015. Also, 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 113-128; Workforce Investment Act, Public Law 105-220.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants include: State and local governments, Federal agencies, private non-profit and for profit organizations, including faith-based and community-based organizations, and educational institutions. Note: Applicant eligibility may be restricted to one or more applicant classes under the particular announcement or solicitation.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Funds are used to promote the continuous improvement of assistance provided to dislocated workers.
Non-Governmental entities ordinarily must furnish documentary evidence of adequate financial controls. 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. Applicants submit application to US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
Award Procedure
The Grant Officer issues a Notice of Obligation to the grantee providing the dollar amount, purpose of the funds and the terms and conditions of the grant, based on information provided in the application.
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Grants awarded to entities other than States or local units of government that are for amounts in excess of $100,000 shall only be awarded on a competitive basis.

Of the amounts available pursuant to WIA Section 132(a)(2), the National Reserve Account, the Secretary shall reserve not more than 5 percent of such amounts to provide technical assistance to States, local areas, and other entities involved in providing reemployment services to dislocated workers to promote the continuous improvement of assistance provided to dislocated workers under this title.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are required for accountability purposes. Cash reports are required for accountability purposes. Quarterly progress reports on all grants are a mandatory requirement of all solicitations. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is done by the Contracting Officer's or Grant Officer's Technical Representative in accordance with Federal Acquisition or Department of Labor Management Series Guidelines.
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.
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 authorized earlier disposal.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices.
Headquarters Office
Robert Kight 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Room C-4526, Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Email: kight.robert@dol.gov Phone: 202-693-3937
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 14 $4,000,000; FY 15 est $18,000,000; and FY 16 est $12,000,000 - Grants and cooperative agreements. Contracts are excluded.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The total grant awards/cooperative agreements for PY2014/FY2015 ranged from $3,150 to $10.8 million.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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