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Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for Strategies Targeting Characteristics Common to Female Ex-Offenders

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Employment and Training Administration, Labor.


Notice of Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA). Funding Opportunity Number: SGA/DFA PY-12-04.


The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), announces the availability of $12 million in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Investment Act to serve adult and youth ex-offenders. Services for ex-offenders will be targeted to females, but must also be open to eligible male ex-offenders.

Strategies Targeting Characteristics Common to Female Ex-Offenders grants Start Printed Page 14122will be awarded through a competitive process. Under this solicitation, DOL expects to award eight grants up to $1.5 million each to cover a 37-month period of performance. These grants will include an integrated strategy of recruitment and assessment, empowerment and self-development, case management, education and training, workforce development, follow-up, and state/local partnerships.

The complete SGA and any subsequent SGA amendments in connection with this solicitation are described in further detail on ETA's Web site at​grants/​ or on The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures, and other program requirements governing this solicitation.


The closing date for receipt of applications under this announcement is April 17, 2013. Applications must be received no later than 4:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

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Denise Roach, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-4716, Washington, DC 20210; Telephone: 202-693-3820.

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Signed February 26, 2013, in Washington, DC.

Eric D. Luetkenhaus,

Grant Officer, Employment and Training Administration.

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[FR Doc. 2013-04895 Filed 3-1-13; 8:45 am]