Department of Labor Consolidated Funding Applications for Workforce Development Initiatives Unemployed/Underemployed Worker Training (CFA WDI – UWT)

Funder: New York State

Deadline: 12/05/2020

Award Details: UWT awards may not exceed $200,000 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) Unemployed/Underemployed Worker Training (UWT) Program Request for Applications (RFA) is to secure the services of eligible organizations that can assist the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) by providing occupational skills training commensurate with Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) priorities to unemployed/underemployed individuals to qualify them for full-time or part-time employment or if currently employed, a higher level of employment.


Eligible Applicants for UWT funding include for-profit entities, including corporations, LLCs, LLPs, etc.; NFP entities; municipalities; and educational institutions, including colleges and universities which:

  • Have two (2) or more employees or the equivalent of two (2) 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;
  • 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; and
  • Are, or have partnerships with, business(es) that commit to interview and consider trainees for employment.

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