Workforce Innovation Fund Grants

Quick Facts

Due DateJune 18, 2014 (Wednesday)
Award Amount$ 3,000,000 - $ 12,000,000
Category of Funding ActivityEmployment, Labor and Training
Eligible Applicants
  • Others - Eligible institutions are: 1) State Workforce Agencies; 2) Local Workforce Investment Boards; and 3) entities eligible to apply for WIA Section 166 grants. Current WIF grantees are eligible to apply; however, the proposed project cannot be an expansion of the current WIF project and must be entirely separate from any existing project funded under the WIF. See Section III.A for complete details.

Program Description

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department), announces the availability of up to $53 million in grant funds to be awarded under the Workforce Innovation Fund (WIF) grant program and anticipates awarding between 8 - 15 grants. These funds support innovative approaches that generate long-term improvements in the performance of the public workforce system, outcomes for job seekers and employers, and cost-effectiveness. All projects funded under the WIF will be rigorously evaluated in order to build a body of knowledge about what works in workforce development.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberSGA-DFA-PY-13-06
Funding Opportunity TitleWorkforce Innovation Fund Grants
Opportunity CategoryEmployment, Labor and Training
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards10
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateMay 14, 2014 (Wednesday)
Application Due DateJune 18, 2014 (Wednesday)
***The closing date for receipt of applications under this announcement is June 18, 2014. Applications must be received no later than 4:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Application Archive DateJuly 18, 2014 (Friday)
Total Program Funding$ 53,000,000
Award Amount$ 3,000,000 - $ 12,000,000
CFDA Number
  • 17.283 - Workforce Innovation Fund

Eligible Applicants

  • Others - Eligible institutions are: 1) State Workforce Agencies; 2) Local Workforce Investment Boards; and 3) entities eligible to apply for WIA Section 166 grants. Current WIF grantees are eligible to apply; however, the proposed project cannot be an expansion of the current WIF project and must be entirely separate from any existing project funded under the WIF. See Section III.A for complete details.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Labor
Program Information Website-
ContactOffice: Employment and Training Administration
Jeannette Flowers
Grants Management Specialist

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