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National Dislocated Worker Grant – Hurricane Maria (NDWG – HM)

Grants to New York Nonprofits and Agencies in Eligible Counties for
Employment Services for Individuals Affected by Hurricane Maria

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New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) - Division of Employment and Workforce Solutions

Deadline Date:

05/31/19 4:00 PM NYS Time


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Grants to New York nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible communities for employment services for individuals who have emigrated from Puerto Rico or who are unemployed or underemployed as a result of Hurricane Maria. Funding is intended to provide outreach and to enable sign-up at a local Career Center, initial assessment, career development, employment access, and follow-up services. Eligible communities include New York City (Bronx, Kings, Queens, Richmond, and New York Counties) and Broome, Erie, Monroe, Montgomery, Nassau, Onondaga, Suffolk, and Tompkins Counties.

Allowable costs include:
- Outreach and enrollment activities
- Initial Assessment Activities
- Job Ready and Career Development Services
- Employment Access Activities
- Follow-up Services

For further information about allowable costs, see

For the purposes of this program, the following definitions apply for participant eligibility determinations:
- Underemployed: Individuals may have lost the customary work for which their training, experience or work history qualifies but has since found employment in a position wherein the salary is substantially below the salary of the individual's primary occupation and/or is working substantially under the skill level of the customary occupation; and
- Impacted by: Individual lost employment in Puerto Rico or lost employment at a Puerto Rico-based company.

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GrantWatch ID#: 184083

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Single award amounts will not exceed $100,000. There is no minimum award amount.

Term of Contract:

NYSDOL encourages applicants to expend awards rapidly and apply for additional funding. Contracts will be awarded for a period that began October 1, 2017 and not to exceed the end of the Federal grant, which is currently set to expire on June 30, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants must be not-for-profit (NFP) community-based organizations or governmental entities with two or more or more employees (or the equivalent of two full-time employees), headquartered in or with at least one site located in NYS at the time of application, in good standing with NYS departments, and have experience in outreach and service provision to the target population.

Multiple operations or locations of an eligible applicant can apply separately, but only if they have different Federal Employer Identification Numbers (FEINs). NYSDOL will confirm that all such branches, locations and companies are not part of a greater whole.

For additional information about eligibility determinations, see

Businesses are not eligible to apply.

For a list of ineligible uses of funds, see

Pre-Application Information:

- RFA Release Date – February 27, 2019
- Deadline Date for Questions – Ongoing, no later than May 15, 2019
- Deadline Date for Responses to Questions – Ongoing, no later than May 17, 2019
- Application/Proposal Due Date – Ongoing, no later than 4:00 P.M. NYS Time on Friday, May 31, 2019.
- Date of Notification of Award – Ongoing as received.
- Latest Possible Contract End Date – June 30, 2019.

Applicants that receive an award under this RFA, accrue expenditures of at least 70% of the award amount, and maintain compliance with the terms and conditions of the RFA may reapply for an additional $100,000 award, if sufficient funding and time remain.

Applicants may submit questions via electronic mail. Questions regarding the RFA will be accepted on an ongoing basis until May 15, 2019. No telephone inquiries will be accepted. Answers to all questions received by this date will be posted on the NYSDOL website ( no later than May 17, 2019.

All applicants are required to register in Grants Gateway prior to submitting an application. Failure to register before the application is submitted will mean that the application will not be reviewed. The registration form must be signed, notarized and mailed to Gateway Administrators.

Not-for-profit organizations 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. For additional information on registration and prequalification, see

Contracts valued at more than $10,000 will be reimbursed based on supporting documentation attached to vouchers which identify the performance was met.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Submit two sets of the entire application and required attachments, at least one of which with original signatures, to:

Christopher Myers, Employment Services Manager II
NYS Department of Labor
Division of Employment and Workforce Solutions
State Office Campus
Building 12, Room 440
Albany, New York 12240

Submit questions to: (subject line = “NDWG-HM Question”).

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York City: Bronx, Kings, Queens, Richmond and New York Counties;   New York: Broome, Erie, Monroe, Montgomery, Nassau, Onondaga; Suffolk, and/or Tompkins Counties