Federal & Foundation Assistance Monitor

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States to Devise Mining Safety Laws

The program supports states in devising and enforcing mining laws and regulations, including those to reduce unsafe conditions and protect workers. Those focusing on small mining operations receive preference.

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Dislocated Worker Funding Addressing Opioid Impact

The Employment and Training Administration (DOL) is using dislocated worker funding, authorized under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (PL 113-128), to address the impact the opioid epidemic is having on the nation’s workforce. The law authorizes dislocated worker demonstration funding under Sec. 169(c), while grant programs are permitted by Sec. 170.

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$100M to Address Opioid Epidemic

The program supports addressing the opioid crisis through the Disaster Recovery Dislocated Worker Grants, authorized under Sec. 170 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (PL 113-128). State and tribal governments will create disaster-relief employment to alleviate the effects of the opioid crisis in affected communities. Additionally, they will provide employment and training activities to address economic and workforce impacts related to widespread opioid use, addiction and overdose.

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WIOA Advancing Apprenticeship Funding Programs

A recent House Education and Workforce subcommittee hearing examined how the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (PL 113-128) supports work-based learning, including on-the-job education and apprenticeships.

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Dislocated Workers to Receive Assistance

The program supports job training that provides dislocated workers, who are unlikely to return to previous occupations, an opportunity to retool and re-engage in high-growth sectors of the economy.

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Materials, Pilot to Promote Workforce Safety

Grantees will provide training and education programs for workers and employers on safety and health hazards in the workplace and inform workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities under federal law.

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Mine Safety Submissions Due Aug. 23

The program provides education and training initiatives to identify, avoid and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around mines. This year’s competition will focus on creating training and training materials on powered haulage safety, metal and nonmetal mine workplace examinations and mine emergency prevention and preparedness.

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Partnerships to Increase Apprenticeship Programs

The program supports sector-based approaches to implementing apprenticeships on a national scale in key industry sectors. The three goals are to (1) accelerate the expansion of apprenticeships to new industry sectors reliant on H-1B visas; (2) promote the large-scale expansion of apprenticeships across the nation; and (3) increase apprenticeship opportunities for all Americans.

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New $150M Effort to Advance Apprenticeships

The Employment and Training Administration (DOL) is accepting applications for a new $150 million funding program, Scaling Apprenticeship Through Sector-Based Strategies (CFDA Number: 17.268) (Funding Opportunity Number: FOA-ETA-18-08).

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Technical Assistance to Promote Nontraditional Careers for Women

The program supports technical assistance centers to encourage employment of women in apprentice occupations and nontraditional occupations. Applicants may propose to provide technical assistance to support women’s participation and success in the full range of industries in which women are traditionally underrepresented or disproportionately concentrated in lower-wage occupations. Such industries include advanced manufacturing, energy, healthcare, information technology and transportation.

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