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National Dislocated Worker Grant – Hurricane Maria (NDWG – HM)

Grants to New York Nonprofits and Agencies in Eligible Counties for
Employment Services for Individuals Affected by Hurricane Maria

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New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) - Division of Employment and Workforce Solutions

Deadline Date:

01/10/20 4:00 PM EST


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Grants to New York nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible communities for employment services for individuals who have emigrated from Puerto Rico or who are unemployed or underemployed as a result of Hurricane Maria. Funding is intended to provide outreach and to enable sign-up at a local Career Center, initial assessment, career development, employment access, and follow-up services. Eligible communities include New York City (Bronx, Kings, Queens, Richmond, and New York Counties) and Broome, Erie, Monroe, Montgomery, Onondaga, and Tompkins Counties.

Allowable costs include:
  • Outreach and enrollment activities
  • Initial Assessment Activities
  • Job Ready and Career Development Services
  • Employment Access Activities
  • Follow-up Services

For further information about allowable costs, see

For the purposes of this program, the following definitions apply for participant eligibility determinations:
  • Underemployed: Individuals may have lost the customary work for which their training, experience or work history qualifies but has since found employment in a position wherein the salary is substantially below the salary of the individual's primary occupation and/or is working substantially under the skill level of the customary occupation; and
  • Impacted by: Individual lost employment in Puerto Rico or lost employment at a Puerto Rico-based company.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184083

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Single award amounts will not exceed $100,000. There is no minimum award amount.

Term of Contract:

Contracts will be awarded for a period to begin October 1, 2017 and not to exceed the end of the Federal grant, which is currently set to expire on June 30, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants must be not-for-profit (NFP) community-based organizations or governmental entities, which:
- Have two or more paid employees (principals of corporations, board members and owners of businesses such as sole proprietors or partners are not considered to be employees for this criterion) or the equivalent of two (2) full-time employees (year-round, part-time employees are acceptable);
- Are headquartered in NYS or have at least one site located in NYS at the time of application;
- Are in good standing regarding: UI; WARN); Public Work; Labor Standards; Safety and Health; NYS Department of State Division of Corporations; Workers’ Compensation Insurance; and Disability Insurance;
- If it is an NFP organization, it is pre-qualified in Grants Gateway as described in Section IV.C. of the NDWG-HM RFA; and
- Has experience in outreach and service provision to the target population as specified in Section III.B.

Multiple operations or locations of an eligible applicant can apply separately, but only if they have different Federal Employer Identification Numbers (FEINs). NYSDOL will confirm that all such branches, locations and companies are not part of a greater whole.

Restrictions on the use of funds:

Pre-Application Information:

- RFA Release Date – July 30, 2019
- Deadline Date for Questions – Ongoing, no later than December 18, 2019
- Deadline Date for Responses to Questions – Ongoing, no later than December 20, 2019
- Application/Proposal Due Date – – Ongoing, no later than 4:00 PM NYS Time on January 10, 2020
- Date of Notification of Award – Ongoing as received.
- Latest Possible Contract End Date – June 30, 2020.

Applicants may submit questions via electronic mail. Questions regarding the RFA will be accepted on an ongoing basis until December 18, 2019. No telephone inquiries will be accepted. Answers to all questions received by this date will be posted on the NYSDOL website ( no later than December 20, 2019.

Applications and required attachments will be accepted immediately and on an ongoing basis as long as sufficient time and funding remain. Applications must be received by NYSDOL no later than 4:00 PM NYS Time on Friday, January 10, 2020.

All applicants are required to register in Grants Gateway prior to submitting an application. Failure to register before the application is submitted will mean that the application will not be reviewed. The registration form must be signed, notarized and mailed to Gateway Administrators.

Not-for-profit organizations must take the additional step of prequalifying by completing a basic profile and storing organizational documents. Both registration and prequalification must be completed by not-for-profit organizations before the application is submitted. For additional information on registration and prequalification, see

Applicants that receive an award under this RFA, accrue expenditures of at least 70% of the award amount, and maintain compliance with the terms and conditions of the RFA may reapply for an additional $100,000 award, if sufficient funding and time remain.

Contracts valued at more than $10,000 will be reimbursed based on supporting documentation attached to vouchers which identify the performance was met.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register at Grants Gateway:

Submit two sets of the entire application and required attachments, at least one of which with original signatures, to:

Christopher Myers, Employment Services Manager II
NYS Department of Labor
Division of Employment and Workforce Solutions
State Office Campus
Building 12, Room 440
Albany, New York 12240

Submit questions to: (subject line = “NDWG-HM Question”).

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York City: Bronx, Kings, Queens, Richmond and New York Counties;   New York: Broome, Erie, Monroe, Montgomery, Onondaga, and Tompkins Counties