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Grants to New York Businesses and Nonprofits to Train Long-Term Unemployed Workers

Job-Driven National Emergency Grant


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Funding Source
New York State Department of Labor. This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.
Funding or PIN Number: V-14
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Geographic Focus
USA: New York CityNew York

Important Dates
Conference Date: 05/20/16
Deadline: 05/31/16 4:00 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Grants to New York businesses, nonprofits, workforce investment boards, and training providers to train dislocated employees. May 20 is the deadline for submitting questions. Particular interest is in individuals who have been unemployed for an extended time, those whose unemployment benefits are likely to run out, and foreign-trained immigrant worker populations.

These projects will empower participants to re-connect to the workforce and obtain employment. Eligible participants are individuals enrolled in the Dislocated Worker program at a New York State Career Center.

The RFA will support the following types of work-based training:
1. On-the-Job Training (OJT);
2. Registered Apprenticeships; and
3. Customized Training

Preference will be given to applicants who propose to train participants for employment in the following significant industries: construction; manufacturing; financial activities; professional and business services which primarily sell to other businesses; educational services; and health care.


  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
  • Small businesses

Additional Eligibility Criteria
- Local workforce investment boards
- Training providers
- Have two or more employees (principals of corporations and owners of businesses such as sole proprietors or partners are not considered to be employees for this criterion); and
- Are in good standing regarding: Unemployment Insurance; Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN); Public Works; Labor Standards; Safety and Health; NYS Department of State Division of Corporations; Workers Compensation Insurance; and Disability Insurance.

Unincorporated Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) interested in applying must designate the local area’s WIA Grant Recipient or Fiscal Agent as the official grantee for any award under this offering. WIBs/One-Stop Operators should not deliver training directly with these WIA funds.

There is no requirement that prohibits the employees from being related by blood or marriage.

Pre-Application Information
Applicants may submit questions via electronic mail. Questions regarding this RFA will be accepted on an ongoing basis. The deadline for submitting questions is May 20, 2016. No telephone inquiries will be accepted. All inquiries should include the following reference in the Subject line: “JD-NEG Question”.

Answers to all questions will be posted on NYSDOL’s web site ( on an ongoing basis.

An applicant and its components are only eligible for one award under this JD-NEG grant solicitation, not one per location, and are subject as a whole to the funding limitations described in the RFA. If separate operations or locations of an eligible applicant want to apply separately, they may do so only if they have different Federal Employer Identification Numbers (FEINs). However, NYSDOL will also have to confirm that all such branches, locations and companies are not part of a greater whole. Applicants that receive an award under this program and successfully complete the training as specified in the contract and fully expend the awarded funds may apply again, if funding and time remain.

In keeping with the Governor’s promise to reform the State’s grant contracting process, New York State has established a standardized statewide grant contracting system called the Grants Gateway, which is designed to facilitate prompt contracting.

- All for-profit entities are required to register in this system in order to be able to enter into a contract with New York State. For-profit entities must log-in to the Grants Gateway website at and follow the instructions to complete the registration.

- All nonprofit organizations must also register with the system and must take the additional step of prequalifying by completing a basic profile and storing organizational documents. Both registration and prequalification must be completed by not-for-profit organizations before the application is submitted. Failure to do so will mean that their applications will not be reviewed. Nonprofit organizations will be able to submit their responses online, and, once reviewed and approved by a state agency prequalification specialist, the not-for-profit organization will be able to apply for grants, and all information will be stored in a virtual, secured vault. Nonprofit organizations will only have to prequalify once every three years, with responsibility to keep their information current throughout the three year period.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
Award amounts will not exceed $100,000.

Term of Contract
Contracts will be awarded for a period of up to one year.

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RFP & Supporting Documents
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