[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 52 (Friday, March 16, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15811-15812]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-6287]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant 
Applications for Indian and Native American Employment and Training 
Programs; Solicitation for Grant Applications and Announcement of 
Competition Waivers for Program Years 2012 and 2013

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor.
    Announcement Type: Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA).
    Funding Opportunity Number: SGA/DFA PY 11-07.
SUMMARY: The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. 
Department of Labor (the Department), announces the availability of 
$47,561,938 in adult program funding and $12,365,295 in youth program 
funding to grantees designated to provide employment and training 
services to Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians under section 
166 of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) for Program Year (PY) 2012 
(July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013). Approximately $1,418,542 of these 
funds is available for competition for the Comprehensive

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Services Program (Adult), and approximately $8,138 of these funds is 
available for the Supplemental (Youth) Services Program. The SGA 
contains the procedures by which the Department will select and 
designate the WIA section 166 grantees for PY 2012 and 2013 (July 1, 
2012 through June 30, 2014).
    As a general matter, the Department is required to select grantees, 
on a competitive basis, every two years. However, the Secretary of 
Labor (the Secretary) has the authority (WIA section 166(c)(2)) to 
waive the requirement for competition where current grantees are 
performing satisfactorily. Further, based on our observance of the 
principles of self-determination embodied in section 102 of the Indian 
Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450a), as 
implemented by 20 CFR 668.120, entities that have legal jurisdiction 
over their requested geographic service areas receive the highest 
priority for designation (20 CFR 668.210(a)). Such tribal entities will 
be awarded the grants for their geographic service areas without 
competition provided that they are found responsible to manage federal 
funds and meet all other designation requirements.
    The complete SGA and any subsequent SGA amendments, in connection 
with this solicitation are described in further detail on ETA's Web 
site at http://www.doleta.gov/grants/ or on http://www.grants.gov. The 
Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, 
review and selection procedures and other program requirements 
governing this solicitation.

DATES: The closing date for receipt of applications is April 18, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gwendolyn Baron-Simms, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-4716, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: 
202-693-3309.

    Signed March 12, 2012 in Washington, DC.
B. Jai Johnson,
Grant Officer, Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-6287 Filed 3-15-12; 8:45 am]
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