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NYSDOL Consolidated Funding Application Workforce Development Initiatives (CFA WDI) Round 2

Apprenticeship State Expansion (ASE) – Registered Apprenticeship Group Programs

Date of Release: July 27, 2021

Business Eligible? Yes

Proposal Due Date: January 3, 2022, 4:00 PM EST

 

The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) is making up to $2.75 million in funding available under the Apprenticeship State Expansion (ASE-1) – Registered Apprenticeship Group Programs Request for Applications (RFA).  The purpose of the RFA is to: (1) support and encourage Registered Apprenticeship (RA) Group Programs to increase the number of registered apprentices by 550 in apprenticeable occupations throughout New York State (NYS); (2) engage and develop additional RA Group Programs; and (3) expand and diversify RA Program models through the creation of new Group Programs in high growth and nontraditional trades designed to meet the 21st Century needs of businesses.  NYSDOL is particularly interested in expanding RA Group Programs in priority industries including, but not limited to, Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare, Information Technology, Hospitality, Film, Transportation and Logistics, sewing/textiles, and others.  Apprentices in the field of construction are not eligible for funding under this RFA unless the trade is to be used for the upkeep and maintenance of a facility owned by the business entity employing the apprentice, such as plant maintenance trades.

Please note – attachments listed within Section VII of the RFA can be found under Upload Properties when completing your application in Grants Gateway.

Apprenticeship Expansion Grant

Date of Release: June 18, 2019

Business Eligible? Yes

Proposal Due Date: July 1, 2022

 

The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) is making up to $2,000,000 in funding available under the Apprenticeship Expansion Grant (AEG-2) Request for Applications (RFA). The purpose of this RFA is to expand Registered Apprenticeship (RA) training by increasing employment opportunities for approximately 800 apprentices with a focus on underrepresented populations. These apprentices will enter into trades in high-demand occupations, with a focus on the emerging fields of Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare, and Information Technology, as well as other in-demand occupations. This funding will cover costs associated with the provision of training apprentices through RA, such as Related Instruction (RI), On-the-Job Training (OJT), books, and tools.

Please note – attachments listed within Section IX of the RFA can be found under Upload Properties when completing your application in Grants Gateway. 

 

Archived Funding Opportunities

Excluded Worker Fund Outreach and Assistance Grant 

Date of Release: May 27, 2021

Business Eligible? Yes

Proposal Due Date: June 25, 2021

 

In April 2021, former Governor Cuomo signed the State Fiscal Year 2021-2022 New York State (NYS) budget.  Included in the budget is $2.1 billion in state funding for a new initiative entitled The Excluded Worker Fund (EWF).  This fund will offer relief to workers who have suffered income loss due to COVID but who are ineligible for Unemployment Insurance or related federal benefits.  The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) will be responsible for administering the program and distributing EWF benefits.

NYS is seeking qualified Not-For-Profit (NFP) organizations to serve as trusted messengers and helpers within communities with high concentrations of excluded workers.  The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) is making up to $10,000,000 in funding available under Excluded Worker Fund Outreach and Assistance Grant (EWF-OAG) Request for Qualifications (RFQ).  In addition to outreach and direct assistance, NFPs may also provide additional services to community members who are not eligible to receive Excluded Worker funds, or ancillary services (e.g., financial literacy counseling) necessary to assist participants who receive funds.

 

NYSDOL CFA Workforce Development Initiatives

Date of Release: May 8, 2019

Business Eligible? Yes

Proposal Due Date: 

  1. Phase One – April 30, 2020
  2. Phase Two – May 29, 2020

NYSDOL CFA Workforce Development Initiatives includes the Request for Applications (RFAs) provided above. Particularly, note the Grants Gateway System requirements, and submissions through the CFA portal written in the RFAs to ensure timely submission of the proposals.

Under the CFA WDI, the application process will take place in two (2) phases. During Phase One, interested Applicants will submit a general project plan to the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) in their region, which will be reviewed by the REDC Workforce Development Committee. The REDC Workforce Development committee will make recommendations to the REDC’s Executive Committee, who will decide which applications advance to Phase Two. Additional information about the WDI process and the Phase One application is available at Workforce Development Initiative.

Note, during WDI Phase One, only the project plan questions will be available in the CFA portal. This does not include the Minimum Threshold Requirement, Program Design, and Budget questions specific to the New York State Department of Labor’s (NYSDOL) Requests for Application (RFA).

Applicants that advance to Phase Two will be notified by the Office of Workforce Development and granted access to the appropriate WDI program questions to complete and submit. These Phase Two questions address the specific requirements of all RFAs for which the applicant is eligible to apply, including NYSDOL’s EET, NHT and UWT programs.

For further information regarding Phases One and Two of the Workforce Development Initiative Process, refer to Workforce Development Initiative Process.

 

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