Category/Topic
Criminal Justice, Workforce Development
State or Federal?
Federal
Summary
The purpose of this program is to use evidence-based and evidence-informed interventions, new interventions that theory or research suggests are promising, or a combination of both to improve employment outcomes of adults ages 25 and older who were formerly incarcerated in the adult criminal justice system and released within 180 days of enrollment (the date of enrollment is when the individual has gone through the application process, been accepted, and confirmed the individual will participate in the program, but must be within 180 days of release from incarceration), or young adults between the ages of 18 to 24 who have been involved in the juvenile or adult justice system, including high school dropouts. Grants for adults and young adults must provide services in high-crime, high-poverty communities.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations, State Government
Eligibility Notes
All eligible applicants must be community-or faith-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit status, including women’s and minority organizations; state or local governments; or any Indian and Native American entity eligible for grants under section 166 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Eligible applicants may be rural or urban-serving organizations. For purposes of this FOA, a rural area is any U.S. Census Bureau tract that is neither an urbanized area nor an urban cluster, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Census Bureau defines urban areas as places of 2,500 or more persons incorporated in cities, villages, boroughs (except in Alaska and New York), and towns (except in the six New England States, New York, and Wisconsin), but excluding the rural portion of “extended cities.”

Eligible applicants must indicate if they are applying as either an intermediary organization (for the purpose of this Announcement, intermediary organizations are defined as organizations that have an affiliate network or offices in at least three communities and across at least two states) or as a non-intermediary organization (for the purpose of the Announcement, non-intermediary organizations are those with single sites or multiple sites within one state) in their application.

Applicants may propose to serve either adults (ages 25 or older who have been incarcerated in the adult criminal justice system and released from prison or jail within 180 days of enrollment) or young adults (ages 18-24 who have been involved in the juvenile or adult justice system, including high school dropouts) but may not serve both in the same program. ETA will consider up to two applications from each organization, one for each target population, adults or young adults.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
May 04, 2018
Max Award
$4,500,000
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
$4,500,000
# of Awards
35
Annual or Multi-Year?
Multi-year
Preliminary Items
A Prospective Applicant Webinar will be held on April 10, 2018 at 2 p.m. (Eastern Time) at https://www.workforcegps.org/events/2018/03/15/16/46/Reentry-Employment-OpportunitiesREO-Reentry-Projects-2018-Potential-Applicant, and available for viewing after that date. While a review of this Webinar is strongly encouraged to support successful grant applications, it is not mandatory.
Match Required?
No
Funder
Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
Total Amount Available for All Grants
$82,500,000
Competition Notes
Applicants applying as intermediary organizations may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $4,500,000; applicants applying as non-intermediary organizations may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $1,500,000. Intermediary applicants proposing a ceiling amount of over $4,500,000 or non-intermediary applicants proposing a ceiling amount of over $1,500,000 will be disqualified and not reviewed or move forward in the merit review process.

ETA will award approximately ten (10) grants of up to $4,500,000 each to intermediary organizations; of these, approximately three (3) will serve adults and approximately seven (7) will serve young adults.

ETA will award at least $25 million to intermediaries serving young adults, including high school dropouts.

In addition, ETA will award approximately twenty-five (25) grants of up to $1,500,000 each to nonintermediary organizations; of these, approximately twelve (12) will serve adults and approximately thirteen (13) will serve young adults.

Applicants must not exceed an $8,000 cost-per-participant (CPP) for the duration of this grant, which includes administrative, planning, and follow-up costs. Applications that exceed $8,000 CPP will be disqualified and not be reviewed or move forward in the merit review process.
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