November 15, 2016
DATE: July 12, 2004
TO: WIB Directors;
Director of Program Support
SUBJECT: WIA National Emergency Grants – Application Procedures
U.S. Department of Labor has issued application procedures for National
Emergency Grants (NEGs) in the Federal Register of April 27, 2004. As of
July 1, 2004, all NEGs will initially be submitted to USDOL electronically.
Applications will continue to be coordinated and submitted by the state.
The Federal Register issuance also includes additional and updated information
on new policies regarding NEGs. The Federal Register document is
of the statements in this issuance will be familiar. In some areas there
is a greater emphasis on certain points; there are also a few new policies and
procedures, besides the e-application. Below are some of the new and/or
Collaboration, especially with economic
development agencies, is required. The development of an NEG is best
done in conjunction with economic development entities in order to support
current and future economic growth in a community. NEGs are a major
tool in building a demand-driven workforce system that integrates workforce
investment activities with economic development activities.
Maintaining adequate rates of expenditures
of available formula funds on a program year basis will be a major criterion
in evaluating the need for NEG funding. The state must have expended
70% of the total available formula, Rapid Response and statewide activities
funds by the end of the program year.
Applications will be evaluated for
reasonableness of costs, planned outcomes and timeliness of planned
assistance. The award of additional increments will be based on
demonstrated need, as evidenced by participant activity and accrued
NEG award funds may be reprogrammed in the
year of appropriation, or before the U.S. Department of Labor’s authority to
obligate funds has expired. Generally, NEG funds awarded in the last
two months of a program year will not qualify for any reprogramming actions.
Although the e-application will be sufficient
for USDOL to make initial funding decisions, a more detailed operating plan
will need to be developed and submitted within ninety days of the
e-application. The requirements for the operating plan are in the
- Applications should be submitted as soon as possible following official
notification or occurrence of an eligible dislocation event.
Applications must be submitted within 120 days of the dislocation event or
the date on which the workers included in the application become eligible
general, projects laying off and/or serving less than fifty workers will not
- Projects are expected to enroll all participants within six months of the
grant award. In addition, all participants must complete training
before the end of the grant.