[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 79 (Wednesday, April 24, 2013)]
[Page 24236]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-09561]



Employment and Training Administration

Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant 
Applications for Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and 
Career Training Grants

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice of Solicitation for Grant Applications.


    Funding Opportunity Number: SGA/DFA PY-12-10.

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Labor (the Department) announces the 
availability of approximately $474 million in grant funds to be awarded 
under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career 
Training (TAACCCT) grant program. The TAACCCT grant program provides 
eligible institutions of higher education, as defined in section 102 of 
the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1002), with funds to expand 
and improve their ability to deliver education and career training 
programs that can be completed in two years or less, and are suited for 
workers who are eligible for training under the Trade Adjustment 
Assistance (TAA) for Workers Program (``TAA-eligible workers'') of 
chapter 2 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974, 19 U.S.C. 2271-2323, as 
well as other adults. Eligible institutions may be located in the 50 
States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico or the U.S. territories; 
however, the competitiveness of institutions in the U.S. territories 
for this Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) may be impacted by 
their limited opportunity to serve TAA-eligible workers. The primary 
intent of the TAACCCT program is to meet the educational or career 
training needs of workers who have lost their jobs or are threatened 
with job loss as a result of foreign trade by funding the expansion and 
improvement of education and career training programs that are suited 
for these individuals; however, the Department expects that a wide 
range of individuals will benefit from the TAACCCT program once 
education and training programs are developed and implemented.
    The Department intends to fund grants to single institution 
applicants ranging from $2,372,500 to $2.75 million, totaling up to 
$150 million. This allows the Department to award 54-63 grants to 
single institutions, potentially funding more than one per state. The 
Department will award grants up to $25 million to single-state or 
multi-state consortium applicants, up to approximately $324 million in 
total awards, which propose programs that impact TAA-eligible workers 
and other adults across a state, region or regions, industry sector or 
cluster of related industries.
    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 under this 
announcement is June 18, 2013 for single applicants and July 3, 2013 
for consortium applicants. Applications must be received no later than 
4:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Abdullah, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Room N-4716, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: 202-693-3346.

    Signed April 17, 2013 in Washington, DC.
Eric D. Luetkenhaus,
Grant Officer, Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-09561 Filed 4-23-13; 8:45 am]