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  Funding Opportunity Details
 
 -409000-Central Iowa Job Training Program FY23
  Central Iowa Training
  Application Deadline: 09/30/2022 12:00 PM
 
 
Award Amount Range: $0.00 - $100,000.00
Project Start Date: 10/01/2022
Project End Date: 06/30/2023
Award Announcement Date:
Eligible Applicant:
Program Officer: James Rice
Phone: 515-725-9077 x
Email: patrick.rice@iwd.iowa.gov
Categorical Area:
 
 
Description
 
 

Iowa Workforce Development Notice of Funding Opportunity

 

State Agency Name:  Iowa Department of Workforce Development

Funding Opportunity Title:  Central Iowa Job Training Program FY23

Announcement Type:  Initial

Iowa Workforce Development is requesting proposals from qualified applicants to support the Central Iowa Job Training Program. 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Deadline: Grant applications are due by September 30, 2022, at 11:59 a.m. Central Standard Time.  Grant applications will not be accepted until September 1, 2022.

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Purpose

The purpose of the Central Iowa Job Training Program FY23 is to develop a long-term sustained program to train unemployed and underemployed central Iowans with skills necessary to advance to higher-paying jobs with full benefits.  The applicant will submit a plan that details a training program targeted towards skill development and occupational certifications.  The training program will provide individuals with the skills necessary to succeed in full-time, benefits oriented, permanent positions. 

As a condition of receiving moneys appropriated under this funding opportunity, the subrecipient of the funds shall testify upon the request of any committee or subcommittee of the State of Iowa General Assembly regarding the expenditure of such moneys. 

Funding Priorities

Priority will be given for training within a field considered a high demand occupation and programs focused on reducing unemployment.  

Performance Measures

All applications must include performance measures that logically connect a project’s goal(s) with proposed activities and demonstrate an overall theory of change. 

Program Authority

IWD has authority to provide funding through this award by the State of Iowa 89th General Assembly line-item appropriation of $100,000 from the Iowa House Bill 2564 effective 07.01.2022. 

  Definitions

“Applicant”: an organization submitting applications in response to a NOFO.

“Central Iowa”:  a location encompassing the counties in Iowa of Adair, Boone, Dallas, Greene, Grundy, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hardin, Jasper, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Polk, Poweshiek, Story, Tama, Warren or Webster. 

“NOFO”:  Notice of Funding Opportunity and any included attachments, exhibits, schedules or addenda.   

“Participant”:  a reportable individual who has received grant-assisted services.

“Subgrantee”:  a legal entity to which a subgrant is awarded and which is accountable to the grantee for the use of the funds provided.

“High Demand Occupation”: an occupation that is with the job categories of: Advanced Manufacturing Production, Installation and Maintenance, Construction & Engineering, Education, Engineering, Healthcare & Biosciences, Information Technology, Information Technology & Mathematics, Management, Business & Financial Operations.  

 

AWARD INFORMATION

Estimated Available Funds

The State of Iowa has identified $100,000 to support the Central Iowa Job Training Program FY23 Grant.  

Estimated Award Amount

Grant funding awarded through IWD may vary in amounts as determined by the scope of the project.  Funding decisions are made as funding is available.  IWD is not obligated to provide the maximum grant amount requested and may award multiple projects. 

Project and Award Period

The period of performance for this award is one year.  Applicants should plan for a 9-month budget period.  Project dates must not begin prior to 10/01/2022 and must be completed by 06/30/2023.  All grant funds must be spent prior to 06/30/2023.  No costs incurred prior to 10/01/2022 or after 06/30/2023 are eligible.  Awardees must provide a detailed report of the progress of the project and the use of funds every quarter, beginning from the date the Memorandum of Understanding between the applicant and the State of Iowa is fully executed.

Use of Funds

As a condition of receiving the funds appropriated under this request for proposal (RFP), the subrecipient shall testify upon the request of any committee or subcommittee of the State of Iowa General Assembly regarding the expenditures of such funds. 

All funds requested through the Budget Narrative and Budget Summary Form should provide justification for the costs and the majority of the funds requested should closely match the program priorities.   Grant funds provided may be used on:

  • Supportive Services including uniforms, program supplies, and training fees and supplies
  • Tuition or instructor (mentor) wages, textbooks, fees
  • Food, gift vouchers and/or conference travel expenses are not allowable expenses

Funds are administered as reimbursement only and no advance payment options are available.   

Cost Sharing or Matching for Child Care Business Incentive Grant

There is no cost sharing or matching requirement for this funding opportunity.

Reporting Requirements

Successful applicants will be required to submit a Quarterly Narrative Progress Report each quarter, and a final report to IWD on specific grant activities funded with this award.  Reporting quarter end dates for this project are March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31.  Quarterly reports are due no later than 30 calendar days after the end of each specified reporting quarter. 

The report will summarize project activities, outcomes and other deliverables of the project, including but not limited to: Demographic information of participants, total participant enrollment, total of participants actively receiving program services (including identifying which services), total participants co-enrolled for services in IowaWORKS, total participants completing training, total participants exiting the program without completing training, total participants completing training and entering unsubsidized employment, total participants completing training and attaining an industry-recognized credential.  This report may also include progress of the project award and details relating to the key performance indicators, lessons learned and plan for sustainability.

Successful applicants will also be required to submit a Quarterly Financial Report each quarter, to qualify for the reimbursement of funds.  Reimbursements are available only on quarter end dates for this project:  March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31.  Financial Quarterly Reports are due no later than 30 calendar days after the end of each specified reporting quarter and will not be processed until after the Quarterly Narrative Progress Reports requirements are satisfied. 

Quarterly Financial Reports must include invoices, receipts, expenditures, as well as any clarifying statements to document how the funds were spent and certify the funds were used in accordance with the grant application and grant program.  The report must include, but is not necessarily limited to:

  • Date funds received.
  • Amount of funds received.
  • Amount of funds provided by the employer.
  • Expenditures that account for how private and public funds were expended.

 

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

The executed grant agreement will specify conditions for payment and payment schedule.  Reimbursements will be made only after all quarterly reporting documents have been submitted and requirements are satisfied. 

 

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

Eligible applicants include businesses and consortiums of employers in good standing with the State of Iowa.  Applicants must operate within the listed Iowa counties to be considered eligible: Adair, Boone, Dallas, Greene, Grundy, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hardin, Jasper, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Polk, Poweshiek, Story, Tama, Warren or Webster.

Applicants may still be considered if additional businesses reside outside of the listed counties; however, funding will only be eligible for businesses located within the listed counties.  Priority will be given to programs within high demand occupations and programs focused on reducing unemployment. 

Applicants are strongly encouraged to cultivate partnerships where appropriate to enhance project activities and outcomes.  Grantees must comply with all applicable provisions of State and federal laws pertaining to nondiscrimination, sexual harassment, and equal employment opportunity. 

 
 
 
 Attachments
 
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Description File Name File Size
Appendix A: Application Instructions for Central Iowa Job Training Program Appendix A_Central Iowa Job Training Program Application Instruction.pdf 132 KB
Appendix B: Scoring Rubric Central Iowa Job Training Program Appendix B_ Central Iowa Job Training Program Scoring Rubric.pdf 133 KB
Appendix C: IowaGrants New User Registration Instructions Appendix C - New Users Guide.pdf 154 KB
Appendix D: Budget Narrative Spreadsheet Appendix D_ Central Iowa Job Training Program Budget Narrative.xlsx 13 KB
Central Iowa Job Training Program Notice of Funding Opportunity Full Version Central IA Jobs Training NOFO Full Version.pdf 336 KB
 
 
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06/22/2021 Can the deadline be extended? (TEST QUESTION) Currently the deadline for the application is not being change.
 
 
 
 
 
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