Department of Labor Consolidated Funding Applications for Workforce Development Initiatives New Hire Training (CFA WDI – NHT)

Funder: New York State

Deadline: 12/03/2020

Award Details: NHT awards may not exceed $100,000 per Applicant.

Number of Awards: see FOA for full details

Target Population: The purpose of this Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) for Workforce Development Initiatives (CFA WDI) New Hire Training (NHT) Program Request for Application (RFA) is to secure the services of eligible organizations that can assist the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) by providing on-the-job occupational skills training commensurate with REDC priorities to newly hired employees. Priority funding will be given to businesses that provide training that aligns with significant statewide initiatives
as established by Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils (REDCs).


Eligible Applicants for NHT funding include for-profit entities, including corporations, LLCs, LLPs, etc.; and private sector NFP entities which:

  • Have or will have openings for employees in need of on-the-job occupational skills training(s). The training(s) must be completed in one year;
  • Have two (2) or more employees or the equivalent of two (2) or more full-time employees. Principals of corporations and owners of businesses such as sole proprietors or partners, are not considered to be employees for this eligibility requirement. An Applicant is not eligible to apply if it has no employees or if the workers are independent contractors, subcontractors or contract employees. However, if an Applicant leases its employees for payroll and tax reporting purposes, and has authority over the hiring, firing and scheduling of workers, it is eligible for funding consideration; and
  • Are in good standing with regard to the laws, rules, and regulations for: Unemployment Insurance (UI), Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), Public Work, Labor Standards, Safety and Health, NYS Department of State Division of Corporations, Workers Compensation Insurance, and Disability Insurance.

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