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Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS)

Workforce Innovation Fund Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA)

Dear Colleagues,

On December 22, 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) for approximately $98.5 million available through the Workforce Innovation Fund (WIF) to support innovative employment and training service approaches. The fund invests in programs that support, evaluate and enhance workforce investment strategies, particularly for vulnerable populations. The full SGA is available at http://www.doleta.gov/grants/pdf/SGA-DFA-PY-11-05.pdf. Entities eligible for grants from the fund include state workforce agencies, local workforce investment boards and institutions eligible to apply for WIA Section 166 grants. We encourage your programs to connect and collaborate, where possible.

If you are interested in learning more about this grant opportunity, a webinar on WIF Administrative Flexibility is scheduled for today, January 4, at 2pm EST. Prospective applicants may register for the webinar at https://www.workforce3one.org/view/5001135036463730376/info. Additionally, the pre-recorded WIF Prospective Applicant Webinar is available online and will be accessible until the competition concludes on March 22, 2012. Prospective applicants may view the presentation on the Department of Labor's Workforce3one website at http://www.doleta.gov/leave-doleta.cfm?target=https://www.workforce3one.org/view/3001135036566484033/info.

To access more information about the Workforce Innovation Fund, as well as tools and resources to support application development, please visit http://www.doleta.gov/workforce_innovation/innovation_video_short.cfm

Thank you,

Cheryl Keenan
Director
Division of Adult Education and Literacy



Last Updated: January 18, 2012
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